Posts Tagged ‘farmers & fishers’

Underwater Seafood: Six Months After a Flood, Tony & Joe’s Seafood Place Serves Burgers—But Not Much Fish.

Flags are furiously flapping in the warm breeze outside Tony & Joe’s Seafood Place in Georgetown’s Washington Harbour. Every outdoor bar stool is occupied on this Wednesday evening in late September. The Orioles game flickers on a mounted television. Bruce Springsteen’s “Pink Cadillac” plays in the background. A quartet of brunettes in dark pantsuits settle […]

Flood Ravaged Farmers & Fishers Fully Demolished, $2.4 Million In Lost Revenue and Counting

Georgetown's Farmers & Fishers has been "completely demolished" in the aftermath of April's devastating flood of the riverside Washington Harbour complex, Washington Business Journal reports: "The space is completely raw and only concrete columns and open ceiling remain. Full demolition was the only solution as concern for contamination of all equipment and floors and all […]

Tony and Joe’s Hit Hardest in Georgetown Flooding

"Come for the view, stay for the food!" That's the long-standing slogan of Tony and Joe's Seafood Place at Georgetown's Washington Harbour. On Monday, those "spectacular views" proved to be the restaurant's undoing when rapidly rising flood waters consumed the riverside shopping and dining complex. WRC-TV reports that Tony and Joe's was "under more than […]

Changing Tables: District Taco Ready to Open Brick-and-Mortar Location

The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates. Coming Soon: Tynan Coffee & Tea is just weeks away from opening its new location at 1275 First St. NE. A sign in the window has already proclaimed itself as the place with "the best happy hour in NoMa." (Prince of Petworth) Arlington will […]

Food News You Can Use: The Deep-Fry Your Halloween Candy Edition

Let's get right to the news: There's a bourbon dinner going down on Oct. 26 at Fourth Estate Restaurant at 529 14th St. NW, featuring five courses and, well, bourbon. (Girl Meets Food) The Red Derby opened a roof deck over the weekend, and it looks like it even has heaters! (Prince of Petworth) The […]

Haven’t Made Restaurant Week Plans Yet? Y&H Has Last-Minute Suggestions.

Tonight officially kicks off winter D.C. Restaurant Week, which means that if you haven't already secured your reservations to the city's finest, priciest dining rooms, you're pretty much screwed.  Because, let's be honest, if you're not hitting the most expensive restaurants, you're not getting much bang for your buck during RW. Once you start figuring […]

There’s a Barrel of Difference Between Founding Farmers and Wasmund’s Whiskies

Last week, having found bliss in a bottle of Founding Farmers Rye Whisky, I decided to compare the label on this custom-made spirit to the one on Wasmund's Rye Spirit, since the latter's distillery produces both whiskies. I found no discernable differences between the labels.  Late last week, while still waiting for Founding Farmers’ chief mixologist Jon Arroyo to return my […]

Founding Farmers Responds to WaPo’s Investigation

WaPo's Jane Black clearly hit a nerve at Founding Farmers with her investigation into the green restaurant's food purchasing practices. Dan Simons, chief executive of VSAG, the management company that runs the Foggy Bottom restaurant, wrote a lengthy and detailed response to Black's story, which starts on Founding Farmers' home page. It continues — boy, […]

The North Dakota Farmers Union Wants to Get You Laid

Earlier this year, the North Dakota Farmers Union hired the Vucurevich Simons Advisory Group, the company that manages sister restaurant Founding Farmers, to revitalize its original Agraria property on Washington Harbor.

Readers Respond to Ground-Beef Gate

The New York Times' investigation of the commercial beef industry has consumed much of Y&H's attention this week. First, I solicited a couple of burger men to give their opinions on the differences between commercial ground beef and gourmet ground beef. Then, I asked those with a less-vested interest in the subject— readers, in other […]