Behold, The Pumpkin Spice Fried Chicken Donut Sandwich
Just looking at this pumpkin-spiced fried chicken donut sandwich gives us heartburn, but maybe it's just the thing we need to get into the fall spirit. It's autumn, the season for Halloween haunts and pumpkin-spiced everything. And at Chomp Eatery in Santa Monica, you can get a fried chicken sandwich, spiced with everyone's favorite gourd, held together with a donut.
Chomp owner Rolan Pongpuntara told the L.A. Times that she likes to "go all out" with seasonal items, and this sandwich is no exception. It consists of a cinnamon crumb doughnut bun courtesy of nearby DK's Donuts, and the fried chicken breast is complimented by arugula, tomato and provolone cheese. The pumpkin spice comes in with the dressing.
"We did a pumpkin spice aioli with cinnamon, fall spices, and we added a little kick," Pongpuntara explained.
The Times seemed to enjoy this monstrosity, calling it a combination of sweet and savory and comparing it to chicken and waffles. Given that we enjoyed the churro chicken and waffles at Toca Madera, maybe they have a point?
The sandwich is $5.95, and Chomp will be serving them through October. Chomp also specializes in cold-pressed juices, an unlikely pairing.
Chomp Eatery is located at 1612 Santa Monica Blvd in Santa Monica, (424) 238-3398.