Food.Fun.Stuff: Fall Openings & Veggies

[ 0 ] September 14, 2009 |

Finally things are settled. We’ve put everything away in the new spot and are ready to welcome the fall in with flying colors. Lucky for us, DC has a plethora of fall activities to light up the foodie senses…

>Birch & Barley and ChurchKey– At first glance, we were confused by the concept…two restaurants or just one?? Turns out this is a cool concept…the Birch & Barley is the restaurant part, which will be located downstairs and upstairs is Churhkey, a 3,250 sq. ft. beer bar. Kyle Bailey will lead the pack as Executive Chef to both venues. What appetizing finger foods can you expect at Birch?? Pickled eggplant and fried capers (*Interesting) and Char tartar with yuzu, giner, basil and seseame chips. Also, the braised beef cheeks with cheddar grits, parsnip and shallots sounds like a plan. Once you climb the stairs, however, your menu options change to: Fresh, Pressed, Roasted and Fried…which is purposefully divided into these sections. We welcome truffled grilled cheese with tomato soup dip and flatbreads with fig and gorgonzola toppings…inasmuch as it’s alongside some really good beer;-)

The Where: 1337 14th st. NW Washington, D.C.

The When: Opens this Fall…we’re working on getting that exact date…

The Metro: Dupont Circle (Red Line)

>Vegetarian Love- Vermilion will now offer a nightly four-course vegetarian tasting menu with wine pairings available. Local ingredients will be used so the menu will change frequently with such dishes as Path Valley Cauliflower Soup with curried tofu, almonds and raisins, smoked mozzarella ravioli with summer squash carpaccio and roasted pepper froth (*Yum @ this idea…) and grilled lobster mushrooms with fresh shelling beans, baby corn and red wine.

The Where: Vermilion, 1120 King Street, Alexandria, VA (703) 684-9669

The When: Available during regular dinner hours (5:30 pm-10 pm Sun.-Thur.; 5:30-11 pm Fri. & Sat.)

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Category: Announcements, Food.Fun.Stuff., Washington D.C.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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