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Fried Chicken Dinners, Bluejacket Beer Storm ChurchKey

Tomorrow is a bit of a big day over at ChurchKey, where the Neighborhood Restaurant Group plans to unleash limited edition fried chicken dinners and five beers from their forthcoming brewery Bluejacket. That's right, just like that popular limited-edition Luther burger, ChurchKey now offers first-come first-served fried chicken dinners on Wednesday evenings.

ChurchKey has been testing these fried chicken dinners for a couple of weeks now — full disclosure, Eater was invited to last week's test — and tomorrow it rolls out more widely. The $42 platter for four offers three styles of fried chicken (buttermilk, jerk and General Tso's) plus sides such as panzanella, biscuits and corn topped with panko crumbs and mayo. To further drive home the fried chicken/doughnut lovefest at ChurchKey, the meal ends in housemade doughnuts from the restaurant group's pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac.

As for the beer, while ChurchKey has already debuted a couple of Bluejacket collaboration beers, tomorrow at 6 p.m. the bar debuts its first-ever Bluejacket beer feature with three new beers joining the two previously released beers on the tap lines. Altogether, the beers include:

Snack Attack: Bluejacket + Cigar City & Funky Buddha
Black Berliner Techno Weiss: Bluejacket + Devils Backbone,
Washington O.C.: Bluejacket + The Breury
Burns’ Night: Bluejacket + Pizza Port
Sidewalk Saison: Bluejacket

The City Paper has all the necessary beer nerd details about the new beers, including the Sidewalk Saison, which apparently involves some local violet wood sorrel foraged by none other than Birch & Barley chef Kyle Bailey. As the Post notes, the Sidewalk Saison "is the first Bluejacket beer that’s solely the creation of Parisi and NRG beer director, Greg Engert" rather than a collaboration.

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1337 14th St, NW, Washington, DC