Best Dishes Bread board; shrimp corn dogs; tater tots; flatbreads with figs and prosciutto, with veal-neck sausage, or BLT style; brat burger and fries; dessert tasting plate of oatmeal cream pie, “Hostess” cupcake, fudge pop, and marshmallow.
Price Details: Birch & Barley starters $9 to $14, entrées $16 to $30. ChurchKey shareable plates $3.50 to $14, sandwiches and flatbreads $7 to $15.
If you’d sooner give up chocolate or alcohol than bread, think
of pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac as your patron saint. We’d be happy making
a meal out of the bread basket here, with its crème fraîche biscuits and
aggressively salted pretzel rolls. Happily, much of what follows, courtesy
of chef Kyle Bailey, is just as satisfying. He specializes in robust
flavors, turning tender grouper cheeks into a crunchy snack and tossing
pappardelle with curried yogurt and braised goat. Dishes are built to
stand up to beer director Greg Engert’s list, one of the best in the
country, with 550-plus possibilities.
Prosciutto-and-fig flatbread; scallops with blood-orange purée;
honey-glazed duck; brunchtime chicken and waffles and sticky buns;
Open: Tuesday through
Saturday for dinner, Sunday for brunch (until 8 pm). Expensive.