Posts Tagged ‘Tiffany MacIsaac’

Battle of the Bevvies: Firefly’s Wines Face ChurchKey’s Beers in Charity Food Pairing Smackdown

Firefly chef Danny Bortnick is teaming up with Birch & Barley toques Kyle Bailey and Tiffany MacIsaac on a five-course fundraising dinner, scheduled for July 25, to benefit breast cancer research. The dramatic element of this charity event: Firefly's ownership group, Kimpton Hotels, is flying in its master sommelier, Emily Wines (yes, that's her real […]

Fashion Puleeze: Decked Out Local Food Stars on the Red Carpet at the Rammys

The Rammys are known as the Oscars of the D.C. food scene for a reason. Chefs, restaurateurs, flacks and foodies alike all arrive to the awards ceremony dressed to the nines. Well, maybe more like a six in some cases. For a closer look at the glitz and glamor of the industry's annual gala, Young […]

Lutheran Confessions: What’s the Real Origin of ChurchKey’s Chicken-Doughnut Sandwich?

Prolific chef Erik Bruner-Yang may have touched off a local comfort food controversy when discussing the origins of the unusual "jelly belly" pork-doughnut sandwich at U Street Music Hall. In a recent interview with Young & Hungry correspondent Marcus Dowling, Bruner-Yang credited collaborator and U Hall co-owner Jesse Tittsworth with creating the concept in response […]

This Week: Valentine’s Tap Takeovers, Cask Class, Strong Local Ales, Channel Crossing Launch & Oyster Fest

Now that Valentine's Day is behind us, let's get on with the week in beer. Read on for a run-down of this week's diverse set of offereings of beer fun, or click on any event in the D.C. Beer Events Calendar for details. On Monday the creative folks at Pizzeria Paradiso launched Valentine's week "Love it […]

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 […]

This Week: IPAs at Pizzeria Paradiso, Saisons at ChurchKey, Beer School at the Brick, Liberty Tree at Little Miss Whiskey’s, Great Lakes at Scion & Belgian Ale Dinner at Belga Café

Another good week to be a beer lover in D.C. Click on any event in the D.C. Beer Events Calendar above for more details or peruse the descriptions below. All week you can wander over to Pizzeria Paradiso (Georgetown and Dupont Circle) to sample a huge array of IPAs for JulyPA days. Both locations have […]

Birch & Barley To Host Mikkel Borg Bjergsø of Mikkeller

Oops, they did it again. The team at Birch & Barley knocked our socks off last month with their first beer dinner, which featured Garrett Oliver and a host of his special reserve Brooklyn Brewery beers. Oliver is a tough act to follow, but this month's event will feature yet another huge name from the world of […]

“Grownups Only” Chocolate Stout Cupcakes at Sticky Fingers

"Grownups only cupcake" seems like an oxymoron, but not at Sticky Fingers, where one of our favorite beers, Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, is used in a recipe. We were told that the Chocolate Stout cupcakes are adult-only because although most of the alcohol in the cake batter is baked out, the chocolate ganache frosting has beer […]

Birch & Barley’s Inaugural Beer Dinner Sets A High Bar

At the beginning of the event at Birch & Barley Monday night, Beer Director Greg Engert explained why inviting Garrett Oliver to host the beer-centric restaurant's first large-format beer dinner was a natural choice. Oliver, the Brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery, literally wrote the book on pairing beer with food. Engert told guests he used Oliver's book, The […]

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