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Federal Donuts Restaurant Review: Michael Solomonov (Zahav) and his team know better than to mess with the foolproof formula of fried chicken and donuts that made an instant success of the first Federal Donuts in South Philly. This more prominent Center City spot hews to the same daily routine by turning out fresh donuts in the morning and fried chicken starting at midday. "Hot Fresh" donuts include a strawberry-lavender and cinnamon brown sugar, while "Fancy" varieties feature such tantalizing combos as grapefruit brûlée, strawberry shortcake and lemon ricotta. The Korean-style twice-fried chicken comes in two rubs (za’atar coconut curry and Buttermilk Ranch) and three glazes (chili-garlic, sweet-soy garlic and honey-ginger). As with the original, wash everything down with a strong cup of PT's Coffee.