A Birthday Lunch at FF

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!* Oh and how happy it was. Happy I shared it with MLK Jr. and happy I spent the entire birthday weekend (beginning on Thursday!) with my MAN, the big honcho… my main squeeze. As you will see from my post, I think HE enjoyed my birthday a little more than MOI! And it is all thanks to the wonderfulness that is FOUNDING FARMERS.

Enjoying the flying ducks and cotton-like clouds up there?? 🙂

FANTASTIC concoctions for lunch. Of course it’s not too early for cocktails! On the left is the Constitution and on the right is the Farmers Smash. I got a gin mixed with blueberries, tea, ginger, and lemon, while Shek opted for the Founding Farmers Rye, muddled lemon, orange ginger syrup, and bitters. I really loved mine because it had a tasty kick whereas his was a little too strong for me.

Left: Drinks ———— Right: Mr. Handsome

Left: Lovely milk bottle for H2O ———- Right: Amazing app, Pitchfork

We got the combo Pitchfork, which was a combo of tater tots and glazed bacon. Both were amazing and wonderful and delicious. LOVED IT! Another customer accidentally bumped into our table and knocked a tater down, but fear not, our gracious hostess brought out another fresh one. So courteous, thank you Founding Farmers. 🙂

Credits for the above photo and the one of the cocktails goes to my sweetie. He loves his camera. For our main dishes, he ordered the Slow Braised Short Ribs. MELTS OFF THE BONE. yes. delicious. mouth wateringly delicious… comes with mashed potatoes and glazed carrots. For the ribs, the sauce was so perfect, they put the appropriate amount and it was wonderful.

I had the pleasure of dining on one of the best fried chicken dishes OF MY LIFE. I ordered the Northern Fried Chicken,  which comes with potato latkes, apple sauce, sour cream and chives, and pickled beets. They also include a tin of a garlic oil sauce to dip the chicken. The Northern Fried chicken is crispier than southern style, but just as juicy. The chicken was perfectly moist and I loved the crispy outside. I’m dying to know how they made it! What kind of magical cast iron skillet do they have in their kitchens?!??

Of course, no visit is complete without the pressed coffee, and bread pudding with vanilla cream. mm. mm. good.

AND, they leave your check in a cute old fashioned tin mail box. A D O R A B L E. I am so enamored with Founding Farmers. Fondly infatuated ❤

*Yes, my birthday was over a week ago and this post is unfortunately late AND I’ve already broken my NYE resolution (to blog every Sunday). I’ll keep up from now on, and really work on scheduling my posts better! Again, wonderful birthday weekend… oh yeah, another birthday post about a tea party, coming at you soon 😉

I found Founding Farmers, again!

Yes… I recall doing a blog post about Founding Farmers. Just yesterday… oops. 🙂 I guess I really love this place, and so should you!

This time the arts girls and I went out for dinner. I got the Fraise Fling (strawberries, lychees, organic vodka, agave, prosecco) and my friend got a blackberry infused vodka cocktail. Both were yummy, but the blackberry one was STRONG! This ain’t no grandma’s cocktail… and funny enough, I think the name was something like that as well.

Deviled Eggs… as you can see they were pretty good because by the time I took a picture it was all gone. On the right, same story, just too good! Cornbread brought to us in a cute cast iron pan paired with some butter sitting sweetly in honey. BEST CORNBREAD EVER!

Spring Pea Ravioli, ravioli filled with spring pea mascarpone and topped off with bacon, some greens, and crusty bread. This was great except for the lack of taste from the mascarpone. I’m assuming the mascarpone was used more for consistency than anything else, and to keep the peas mushed together inside the raviolis. The sauce was great and I used the crusty garlic bread to wipe it up.. mmm…

Finding Founding Farmers

WELCOME! Founding Farmers:: Go there for any of the listed times above in red 🙂 (BUT, I strongly suggest you go for brunch, and DEFINITELY reserve your spot)

Their farmer’s style silverware–I like it. And their milk carton shaped metal milk pourer, which I used for my freshly pressed coffee!

It’s okay. Go ahead and get your tissue or napkin to wipe your dribble. These are their house beignets. Do they compare to New Orleans? I think so, but I wouldn’t know for sure as I’ve never been to N.O. What I can say is this: These beignets are divine– puffy and fried, sweetened by plenty of powdered sugar. And on the side? A caramelly dip, a raspberry (or was it strawberry) dip, and some nice chocolate syrup!! Whew… so far, it was a great start to a beautiful brunch.

Of course, there was some syrup, FRESH jam, and butter to go with everyone’s brunches. Take a look at my close up of the beignet. Fried perfectly, wouldn’t you say?

Vegan chocolate waffles for my vegetarian, lactose intolerant friend, and eggs Benedict with hash brown for moi.

And here, we end with a perfectly grand parfait. I couldn’t take pix of all the dishes as their were quite a few of us. But I think you grasp the grand idea of brunch at Founding Farmers. I really love this place, and have returned for dinner. They have a wonderful menu, just opened another one in the Potomac area, go stop by and check it out for yourself!

Oh and this one is located near George Washington University. Farragut West is the closest metro stop. Go with family or take a date! Either way, enjoy the food~