There is much to be said about a perfect pair – bubbly and caviar, peanut butter and jelly (or bacon!), truffles and risotto…. But, there is even more to say about a triumphant trio that unites three flavors that cover every square inch of taste bud.
Birch & Barley’s Best Thing on the Menu: Fig & Prosciutto Flatbread Gorgonzola Cremificato & Caramelized Onions is just that. Figs, prosciutto and blue cheese of any breed go hand-in-hand-in-hand. The figs are sweet and caramelized, the prosciutto savory and salty and the Gorgonzola tart and funky. The onions are a nice addition to this threesome.
The Best Thing on the Menu isn’t the only reason to eat at Logan Circle’s Birch & Barley. In fact, here are five more:
1. Casual Meal or Fancy Dinner, It’s Your Choice
Your meal at Birch & Barley is what you make it. Go for pizza, Brät Burgers and beer or opt for a fine dining experience with menu items like grilled octopus and striped bass. They even offer a tasting menu, so you can put your meal in the hands of the chef and leave the task of decision-making in the dust.
2. Beer. Beer, Beer, Beer
Great news! Downstairs at Birch & Barley you are still privy to ChurchKey’s beer bible and daunting draft list. They boast having an arsenal of 555 varieties of artisanal beers. Wine pairings are a thing of the past when you enter these doors.
3. Two Words, Bread Board
You know you’re in for a good meal when the bread arrives. The steaming pretzel rolls get a special shout out. It’s hard to pass by sidewalk diners in the summer and not swipe one.
4. Built-in After Dinner Drink Plans
You’re done eating dessert and the question arises, where to now? How about just heading upstairs for a more boisterous atmosphere, where you’re sure to bump into friends, literally.
5. Reservations, Finally
With 14th Street becoming a lollapalooza of new restaurants, reservations are finally opening up at this highly coveted locale.
Fig & Prosciutto Flatbread not your BTM? Post your favorites in the comments section. More reasons to love Birch & Barley, share those too!
I’m totally down with the FPaBCFB (fig, prosciutto and bleu cheese flatbread), but B&B has a greater trio; the following three words: GOAT. CHEESE. DUMPLINGS. These pillows of heaven are up there with other city-wide BTMs (Cork’s avocado bruchetta, Red Hen’s ricotta crostini, Rasika’s palak chaat, Little Serow’s ribs, anything at Komi or Chipotle, etc.)
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