Posts Tagged ‘Neighborhood Restaurant Group’

Bluejacket Brewery Tours Begin Jan. 31

Coming soon to Bluejacket: free behind-the-scene tours, showcasing the brewing operation that produces more than two dozen craft brews on the southeast waterfront. Bluejacket tours begin on Jan. 31 and will be held every Friday and Saturday at the brewery. If you’re lucky, your tour leader may be Neighborhood Restaurant Group Beer Director Greg Engert, […]

Ten Places You’ll Wish Were Already Open

Will 2014 be the year the New York Times and other national rags stop mentioning politics and expense accounts when writing about D.C.’s food scene? Wishful thinking, perhaps. But the city’s culinary cred will only demand more respect this year. Sure, plenty of big name celebrity chefs—Philadelphia’s Jose Garces, New York’s Daniel Boulud, Boston’s Michael […]

The Many Lives of Dupont’s Iron Gate, One of D.C.’s Oldest Restaurants

Chef Tony Chittum wasn’t looking for history, just fresh ingredients. Before reopening the Iron Gate in Dupont Circle, Chittum found a grapevine on the restaurant’s back patio. He started pickling the leaves and using the grapes in an Italian mustard sauce. Which means he’s now doing the same thing that Nabih Saah was doing at […]

Iron Gate Reopens Tonight With Chef Anthony Chittum at the Helm

It’s been closed for three years, but the Iron Gate—one of Washington’s oldest restaurants—reopens tonight for dinner. It took new owner Neighborhood Restaurant Group, which also owns Bluejacket, Birch & Barley, GBD, and others, a few months longer than expected to restore the shuttered space. But dining veterans should immediately recognize the wrought iron gates […]

Wine Drinkers Welcome at The Arsenal at Bluejacket, Opening Today

Putting together the wine list at a brewery might seem like a futile task. After all, who orders a glass of chardonnay when there are more than 20 craft beers made onsite? But The Arsenal at Bluejacket, opening today, anticipates the answer is somebody. And so while all the buzz around the Navy Yard brewery […]

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 […]

GBD Now Serving Fried Chicken and Doughnuts

At last. You can now fill your bellies with fried chicken and doughnuts at GBD (Golden Brown Delicious). The Neighborhood Restaurant Group spot is only open for breakfast and lunch for now (8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends), but will soon serve dinner and late-night. First off: […]

Eating Viral: How Doughnuts, Ramen, Tacos, and Other Food Trends Sweep D.C. Restaurants

Three years ago, two groups of people in the same place had the same idea at the same time: Hey, why don’t we open a gourmet doughnut shop? The owners of Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken and Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s GBD (Golden Brown Delicious) knew nothing of each other’s plans, or that people would be […]

Matters of Taste: To the Picky Restaurateur, Music Can Be as Important as the Menu

Erik Bruner-Yang has earned plenty of praise for his Taiwanese-style ramen since opening Toki Underground in 2011, but if you linger long enough at the bar of his hip noodle shop on H Street NE, you begin to notice how the chef relies on much more than broth to blur the senses. Foreign songs in […]

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 […]

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