– To be filed under Endless Simmer changes the world, we hear D.C. restaurant ChurchKey can barely keep up with the increased demand for its version of the Luther, ever since ES crowned it the best new sandwich in America. As We Love DC reports:
The Luther’s new-found fame, however, may be its undoing. By the time we ordered our second one (ed. note: bravo), around 1:30pm, the kitchen had already run out of donuts and was scrambling to make more. The manager assured us that we would get our second sandwich, but hinted that we were lucky, since they might not be able to serve them much further into the afternoon. Although reportedly served during an eight hour window on Sundays, the time frame for sampling this creation might be more like three or four hours. Go early to sample, but be prepared to hit the gym on Monday extra hard to work it off.
ChurchKey owners, just let us know what our percentage is for all these extra sandwiches you’re selling. By the way, I’m happy to report We Love DC backs up our adulation of the New Luther:
The brioche donut, pecans, and maple jus were sweet, but not cloying, and they combined effortlessly with the salt from the bacon and chicken. Biting through the soft donut resulted in an extremely satisfying crunch of the bacon and chicken breading, tempered by the juiciness of the perfectly cooked chicken. Each bite left me wanting another. It might have been the best combination of flavors and textures that I have ever tasted.
Cake and bacon? Thanks for not making me choose between the two. Because I never could.
i like Martha. i’ll bet she could drink Bourdain under the table.
Now there’s a food show I think we’d all like to see.
(Photo: Max Cook)