Posts Tagged ‘Kyle Bailey’

What to Expect From Bluejacket’s Restaurant, Now Called The Arsenal (Updated with Full Menu)

With a full-scale production brewery onsite, it's no wonder all the talk about Bluejacket, opening in Navy Yard next Tuesday, has centered on the beer. (Just read this week's Y&H column.) But let's not forget there's food, too. Neighborhood Restaurant Group is trying to distinguish the 200-seat restaurant and bar from the brewery by giving […]

Brew Hub: New Brewery Bluejacket Is a Laboratory for Food-Centric Beers

The folks behind Bluejacket want to make one thing clear: It’s not a brewpub. Beer Director Greg Engert and Head Brewer Megan Parisi are adamant about distinguishing the soon-to-open brewery from the adjoining restaurant, both housed in a high-ceilinged factory in Navy Yard once used to make boilers for ships. Brewpubs, Engert says, have long […]

Try Secret Sauces at GBD

One of the best things about eating at Dupont Circle's new fried chicken and doughnut spot GBD is "saucetown." That's what they call it when you order all nine of chef Kyle Bailey's housemade dipping sauces. When the restaurant opened in April, Y&H featured a rundown of all the sauces. But it turns out there […]

The Big Dipper

Neighborhood Restaurant Group owner Michael Babin asked Birch & Barley chef Kyle Bailey to make one to three dipping sauces for their new fried chicken and doughnut spot GBD (Golden Brown Delicious). Instead, Bailey came back with 15. “I brought it out on a tray—boom—slammed it down, and I was like, ‘Welcome to saucetown,’” he […]

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 […]

Snallygaster Brings Rare Fall Beers to Yards Park

Get ready for the mother of all fall beer fests. Neighborhood Restaurant Group is trading its annual Rustico Oktoberfest celebration for a monstrous rare beer event at Yards Park near the site of its forthcoming brewery Bluejacket. Snallygaster, named after a fabled dragon-like creature said to haunt the Blue Ridge Mountains, will swoop down on D.C. with food, entertainment, […]

Birch & Barley Chef Forages Ingredients for Bluejacket Beer Series

How have Megan Parisi and Greg Engert, the duo behind forthcoming brewery Bluejacket, spent their time preparing for the Neighborhood Restaurant Group's newest venture? We'll have the chance to find out this week. At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, ChurchKey will unveil Bluejacket's first five collaboration beers on draft, including one from its "Sidewalk Series" brewed with locally foraged […]

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. […]

What To Eat Tonight: Charity Grub & Suds at Birch & Barley

Talk about a tasty pairing. The gustatory stylings of Rammy Award-winning "Rising Culinary Star of the Year" chef Kyle Bailey and sudsy selections of James Beard Award-nominated "Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional" Greg Engert make for a considerable one-two punch on any given night of the week. But, this particular evening, Birch & Barley's dynamic […]

ChurchKey Crew Hires Veteran Brewer For New D.C. Brewery

Megan Parisi, former lead brewer at Cambridge Brewing Co. in Massachusetts, has been hired by Neighborhood Restaurant Group, the owners of D.C.'s beer-centric Birch & Barley/ChurchKey, to head up production efforts at its new brewery, which is now under construction at The Yards near Nationals Park. Y&H colleague and "Brew in Town" columnist Daniel Fromson […]

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