Posts Tagged ‘Neighborhood Restaurant Group’

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 […]

How to Eat 2,000 Food Products in a Week

Food writer and former Food Network Star contestant Mary Beth Albright knows what it's like to eat 84 cookies, 105 snack foods, and 79 cheese and dairy products in a single sitting. "I'd say it's like a marathon, but I've run a marathon, and this is infintiely harder," Albright says. Albright and Neighborhood Restaurant Group owner […]

Bluejacket Brewery’s Movie Snack-Themed Beer is Finally Here

By 6 p.m. last night, the crowds at ChurchKey were three deep at the bar as people anxiously waited for Neighborhood Restaurant Group's forthcoming Bluejacket brewery to debut its first collaboration beer. It was supposed to have arrived hours or days earlier. Luckily, the wait was worth it. Although there were dozens of rare beers to […]

The Butchers of Washington

When Red Apron Butchery announced in February that it would open a couple of local butcher shops this fall, including one in the District, I was thrilled. All things considered, I prefer my meat locally sourced and ethically raised—and to buy it from someone who can give me tips about the best cut for my […]

James Beard Loves D.C.: Local Semifinalists For Foodie Oscars Announced

The esteemed James Beard Foundation today announced a bevy of semifinalists for its coveted chef and restaurant awards and the D.C.-area food scene is well represented. Eater DC has a comprehensive breakdown. Among the noms: Fiola and Little Serow each get a nod in the "Best New Restaurant" category. Palena's Frank Ruta is in the […]

New York Chef Michael White Is Coming To D.C.

Celebrated New York chef Michael White will be opening an outpost of his rustic Italian-style Soho eatery Osteria Morini at The Yards near Nationals Park. Eater NY and Eater DC offer some details. Having dined at Convivo and Alto, back when White was cooking at those places, Y&H will say this is pretty exciting news […]

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 […]

ChurchKey Crew’s Waterfront Brewery Aims For Late 2012 Opening

In his weekly beer chat with WTOP, ChurchKey suds expert Greg Engert dishes up a few details about the new "boutique brewery" and restaurant that operator Neighborhood Restaurant Group is planning for the Southeast D.C. waterfront near Nationals Park. The project has already broken ground and Engert tells WTOP, "Hopefully, that'll be coming out—hopefully, keeping […]

Now Holding Glasses And Classes: ChurchKey’s Greg Engert Launches New Beer Academy

He might not think much of official cicerone certification programs, at least not as the only path to sudsy perspicacity, but that doesn't mean that ChurchKey beer director Greg Engert is opposed to a proper malt and hops education.  Next month, Engert is launching a year-long series of Saturday afternoon tutorials called "The Beer Academy" […]

Greasing the Wheels of Government: Biofuel Mogul Pitches His Restaurant Fryer-Oil Plan

Wendell Jenkins, the guy building a $4.2 million bio-diesel plant in Northeast D.C., appeared before D.C. Council on Monday in the hopes of inking a deal to provide the local government with fuel made from recycled restaurant grease. WRC-TV via WAMU has the full details. Neighborhood Restaurant Group, owners of Birch & Barley/ChurchKey, among other […]

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