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Off-Menu Fried Chicken Dinners at ChurchKey in D.C.

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. More

A Sandwich a Day: The Fried Chicken Luther at ChurchKey in Washington, D.C.

The sandwich is served on a lightly fried, house-made brioche doughnut, glazed with a maple-chicken jus and topped with oven-baked pecans. Between the doughnut halves lies ChurchKey's twist: buttermilk fried chicken and strips of applewood smoked bacon. In the end, what you're really eating is a child's dream: three of the best "junk foods" in a single, glorious monument to gluttony. More

Next Stop in D.C.: Birch & Barley and Churchkey

[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... More

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