Up until now, if you wanted fried chicken from ChurchKey, you'd have to wait until Sunday. Even then, despite offering excellent chicken and waffles or the crazy Luther sandwich, if you just wanted a giant platter of chicken, you'd be out of luck. All of that has changed; ChurchKey has moved the fried chicken service to Wednesdays, so start thinking of excuses to duck out of work early for this. The chicken sells out fast.
[Flickr: Daquella manera] Birch & Barley and its upstairs beer-centric bar, Churchkey, opened near Logan Circle just last fall but it's not uncommon to see a crowd waiting outside on 14th Street for a table. As soon as they sit down they'll be welcomed with pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac's stellar bread board (and will hopefully end the meal with at least one of her oatmeal cookies). Birch & Barley's bread board. [Photograph: Sara Levine] MacIsaac's husband, Kyle Bailey, runs the savory side of the kitchen at Birch & Barley and Churchkey. The duo came to Washington from Allen & Delancey in New York. They also worked together at Cru and separately at Union Square Cafe and Blue Hill at...
If you've been paying attention to the food scene in the District this year, you'll have noticed a trend: Week after week of restaurant openings on 14th St. have flooded one of DC's already busiest corridors with even more options for diners. From massive, high profile operations like Le Diplomate to tiny, independent shops like Etto, there's something new on virtually every corner. Here's a selection of our favorites.