Posts Tagged ‘Neighborhood Restaurant Group’

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 […]

Birch & Barley Will Gladly Give Up Its Fryer Grease for Biofuel

A D.C. startup wants to take millions of gallons of grease from the city's restaurants and turn it into biofuel for the area's trucks and buses. The Huffington Post reports on the proposal by DC Biofuels, which plans to build on a two-acre site along Adams Place NE, if it can secure the financing—"a big […]

ChurchKey Crew Mostly Mum on D.C. Brewery Details

It seems the people behind beer-focused venues Birch & Barley/ChurchKey, Rustico, and Columbia Firehouse are sick of slinging only other people's suds. On Monday, a press release naming the tenants of a new development near Nationals Park outted Neighborhood Restaurant Group's plans to start a brewery in southeast D.C. The mixed-use development, dubbed "The Yards," […]

Potbelly, Buzz Bakery, Austin Grill, New Brewery Coming to the Yards

Developer Forest City Washington announced Monday the signing of seven new restaurants and a Harris Teeter grocery store at its new project called The Yards near Nationals Park. The forthcoming eateries, all slated to open in 2012, will include Potbelly, Buzz Bakery, Austin Grill Express, Kruba Thai and Sushi, BRB-Be Right Burger, Huey's 24/7 Diner, […]

Quick Feeding: Haggis Lovers, Rejoice!

Are you one of those Robert Burns nuts who likes to honor the great Scot (and his poetry) in the month of January by chowing down on some haggis? Againn can eliminate the trouble of stuffing a sheep's stomach at home, when the restaurant hosts its own three-course Burns birthday menu on Jan. 25, complete […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Write a fake food guide for a fake political rally, and real people will actually read it. Some might even take it too seriously. (Or not.) Maybe the guide's popularity just means that, whether we're talking about politics or places to dine, people are more in a mood to laugh than labor loudly over the […]

NRG Opens a Second Rustico in Ballston Today

In terms of sheer beer volume, the new Rustico in Ballston will eclipse its parent operation in Alexandria. The Arlington spot, which officially opens for lunch today, will have 400 beers available by bottle, 40 by draft, and three on cask. By comparison, the original Rustico on Slaters Lane practically feels like Hank Dietle's Tavern. […]