Posts Tagged ‘Neighborhood Restaurant Group’

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 […]

Adour Wine Director Heads to Neighborhood Restaurant Group

The restaurant group you've come to know for its robust beer offerings is now turning its attention to wine. Neighborhood Restaurant Group, whose establishments include Birch & Barley/ChurchKey, Vermillion, Tallula, and others, is bringing Brent Kroll on as its new wine director. Kroll, 27, was most recently the wine director at Adour at The St. Regis Hotel. Before […]

Top Ten D.C. Restaurant Openings in 2013

This should be a good year for variety in the D.C. dining scene. The most anticipated restaurants scheduled to open in 2013 feature Southeast Asian, Japanese, French, Latin American, Greek, Italian, and American fare, plus some hybrids. Veteran restaurateurs will expand into new cuisines, big names will make their District debuts, and a few longtime […]

Closing Time: On Its Last Day, Yola Opens Up About Shutting Down

It’s the last day at Yola, a yogurt and coffee shop inDupont, and there are no sandwiches, no fresh fruit (save for a few bananas), and no whole milk. Customers might normally get upset about not having their strawberries, but today they’re forgiving. “We’ll take everything,” jokes one patron when she finds out that the […]

Neighborhood Restaurant Group to Take Over Yola Space

Dupont Froyo and coffee spot Yola announced yesterday that it will permanently close its doors on Sept. 28. (Owner Laura Smith shares a very honest account of what it's like to deal with a failing business in Washingtonian today.) District Bean followed up with news that Neighborhood Restaurant Group (Birch & Barley, Buzz Bakery, Vermillion, […]

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 […]

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