I finally got a chance to try out Founding Farmers (also known for their sister restaurant, Farmers & Fishers), a restaurant that values the difference between buying from Family Farms and Corporate Farms. I’ve been wanting to try this place for a while now, and am excited to know that (a) they also have a sister restaurant on the Waterfront in Georgetown, and (b) Founding Farmers is supposed to be the best place to have Brunch in DC. Another reason to come back!
Founding Farmers is known for buying all of their ingredients including vegetables, produce and even seafood from family farmers, fisheries (that are committed to the standards of FishWatch) and ranches “who value sustainable practices and methods”; and because “nearly all of (their) products are made by (them)”, which takes the meaning of “comfort food” to a whole new level.
Each component in every single dish is a product of a wholesome family farm; not an institutional or corporate farm – which “affects everyone: our health, our land, and our lives”. With that said – you can relax in the comfort of knowing that each dish you may order from DC’s very first LEED (Gold) certified restaurant, is just that much more special than any other meal you could order in DC, knowing that you’re taking a bite from something that’s clearly fresh, beneficial to our community, and simply – true.
[ Left: Ranch Popcorn | Top Right: Fried Green Tomatoes | Bottom Right: BBQ Oysters ]
Popcorn has been one of my favorite things to eat ever since I could remember eating at all, so I was really excited to know that the Chef circulates new flavors of their ‘Popcorn of the Day’ for only $2. Also – if you’ve ever wished that you had more of the tempura squash pieces that come with your Tempura Udon at a Japanese restaurant like I always do – then you will love Fried Green Tomatoes. They’re thick fried slices of fresh green tomato that taste like a cross between a giant cucumber and a really juicy squash. I honestly don’t care for the citrusy red tomatoes in any of my food, but these fried green tomatoes were amazing – they’re more dense, and less sweet. In addition – this dish is partnered with Green Goddess dressing and homemade Goat Cheese for dipping as well. Oh, and grilled BBQ oysters… need I say more?
[ Angela's Chicken Pot Pie | Hair Clip from Peach & Lace | Red Velvet Cake & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream ]
I figured I’d follow the environmental-friendly theme and wear a recycled paper origami hair clip that I had bought recently from Peach & Lace; and also because I was lucky enough to have one of the owners of Peach & Lace as my date for the night. If you’re into vintage styled hair clips, please check out Angela’s etsy shop, here.