Posts Tagged ‘Birch & Barley’

D.C.’s Best Kitchen Counter Seats

Most diners eat out to get away from the kitchen, but at a handful of local restaurants, stoveside is where you’ll find the best, most exclusive seats in the house. Which should be obvious: Watching a top-tier chef prepare your meal can be like seeing a magician reveal his trick. Just don’t be shy: “We […]

Basket Case: Bread Is Back and Fancier Than Ever

At the end of their meal, the two old ladies sitting next to us at Rose’s Luxury on Barracks Row lean over their empty dishes to swap notes. They rave about the crispy octopus with burnt lemon and the caramelized cauliflower with Greek yogurt. I tell them next time they should try the pickle juice-brined […]

Free Munchies

If you’re lucky enough to get something to munch on while you wait for your meal, chances are it’s bread with olive oil or butter. But not every restaurant offers boring,empty carbs. Here are six spots whose appetite-whetters go beyond the bread basket. Popovers, Pâté, and Petit Fours at BLT Steak Before descending on BLT’s […]

Eat Your Heart Out

They say the stomach is the way to the heart. This Valentine’s Day, consider flipping the equation. Plenty of Peruvian restaurants serve the organ grilled and skewered, but it also shows up in everything from salads to pierogi at upscale establishments showing off their nose-to-tail cred. Here are five places where you can muster your […]

Fried Chicken and Doughnut Pop-up Coming to Birch & Barley

Not to be outdone by the Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken pop-ups at Chinatown Coffee Co., competing fried chicken and doughnut spot GBD is popping up twice this month. The Neighborhood Restaurant Group eatery, opening in Dupont Circle next month, will set up shop in Logan Circle's Birch & Barley on Feb. 15 and 22, beginning at […]

Market Research: Young Ginger

“Super awesome” is how Kyle Bailey, chef of Birch & Barley, describes the young ginger that’s been popping up at local markets. Ginger is a tropical plant, so cultivating it around here can be hard. Shawna DeWitt of Mountain View Farms in Purcellville, Va., says this is her first year growing it. “We had to […]

Birch & Barley Crew’s Uncensored Night on the Town

What do chefs do when they're not getting other people to eat and drink? Eat and drink, of course. Birch & Barley chef Kyle Bailey, pastry chef (and Bailey's wife) Tiffany MacIsaac, and beer director Greg Engert are featured hitting the town on their night off in the chef-focused video series called Munchies on Vice.com. […]

The Super List: Beers to Try This Summer

When D.C. weather is as hot and sticky as it has been the past few weeks, staying inside and popping open a cold one is about the only thing you can do. I keep track of all the suds I consume and from time to time offer a "Super List" of the ones I feel […]

Bacon Desserts That Are Actually Good

Don't waste your $2.49 on Burger King's new bacon sundae. Instead, there are some legit bacon-infused sweets around town actually worth the money and calories: Toffee-bacon donuts, Birch & Barley, $6 Peanut butter bacon pop tart, Ted's Bulletin, $3.30 Flapjack maple brown butter cupcake with caramel buttercream and candied bacon, Baked & Wired, $3.85 Maple […]

What To Eat Tonight: Nordic Foods, Norwegian Brews at Birch & Barley

In his endless quest to quench your thirst for exotic beers, Birch & Barley/ChurchKey beer director Greg Engert tonight is showcasing an array of suds from Norway's Nøgne Ø Brewery, paired with five courses of Nordic-inspired fare by chef Kyle Bailey. On the menu: beet-cured arctic char, pork-pumpernickel dumplings with grilled asparagus, and rosemary honey-roasted […]

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