[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...
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Who will it be? Friendly, Muppet-resembling Kevin Gillespie or the stone-faced Voltaggio brothers (Bryan and Michael), who, in all fairness, have both been cracking a few more smiles of late.