Posts Tagged ‘Founding Farmers’

The Latest Artisanal Trend in D.C. Restaurants? Branded Booze

Iron Gate, Founding Farmers, Kapnos, The Red Hen, The Passenger, and more all have their own private labels.

Founding Farmers Restaurant Group Now Has Its Own Gin

There's hardly a food or drink item that restaurants don't attempt to make in-house these days. So why not distill their own booze too? The team behind Founding Farmers and Farmers Fishers Bakers has been doing just that with the help of Copper Fox Distillery in Sperryville, Va. In 2009, Farmers Restaurant Group released its […]

LivingSocial’s New Password-Required Speakeasy

LivingSocial is opening a speakeasy at 918 F St. NW. Every Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., beginning tomorrow, the daily deal company will open up the basement bar of its event space to the public for cocktails and bar bites. And like an old-school speakeasy, you'll need a password to enter. […]

Extra Stuffing

A deer is staring at my pulled pork sandwich. The beady black eyes peer down from a stuffed, mounted, and antlered head above the bar at the U Street NW barbecue joint American Ice Company. It’s part of the hip vintage-saloon look of the place, just like the rusted car battery display case repurposed as […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Automated Cupcake Edition

Plans to revitalize the National Mall could include food trucks. [Examiner] What's your favorite cult restaurant not in D.C.? [Washington Business Journal] Starbucks in Woodley Park is under renovations. [Prince of Petworth] A profile of prolific D.C. restaurateur Joe Englert [Washingtonian] An ATM that dispenses cupcakes [Post] Here's how to make the Starry Starry Night […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Coca-Cola Freestyle Edition

José Andrés almost crashed his new food truck into a tree. Let this be a lesson to all you young people entering the industry: don't eat and drive. [Eater DC] Mike Isabella dishes about his Mexican-inspired menu at the forthcoming Bandolero. Salsa? Not included. Fajitas? Maybe. Tacos? Most definitely. Margaritas? Hiccup! [Washingtonian] One writer's last […]

Deviled in the Details

Deviled eggs, like the common hot dog and macaroni and cheese, are one of those classic comfort foods that have lately taken on a sort of contemporary chic—and, in some cases, sheen. To wit: One recent evening at Boundary Stone in Bloomingdale, a plate of the $3 hors d’oeuvres arrived in the standard fashion—hard-boiled, bisected, […]

Chew On This, Wasteful G-Men: A Real $16 Muffin at Founding Farmers

Remember the whole brouhaha about the Justice Department effectively shelling out $16 per muffin at a recent conference. Urban Daddy now points us to a place where you, too, can get a crumby confection with a price tag soaring  into the double digits. Founding Farmers is offering what it's calling the "24K Jumbo Pumpkin Muffin," […]

Graffiato’s Mike Isabella Is Plotting A New Pizza Place [UPDATED]

Chef Mike Isabella is shopping around for space to open a new pizza joint. The owner of the popular three-month-old Italian-inspired Chinatown eatery Graffiato, home of the fried calamari-topped "Jersey Shore" pie (pictured), has a slightly different concept in mind for his next venture and mentioned Northeast D.C.'s bustling H Street corridor as a possible […]

And the Rammy Goes To: Todd Gray, Kyle Bailey, The Source, Estadio, All Big Winners on Awards Night

Todd Gray is out $100. The acclaimed chef at Equinox took top honors as D.C.'s "Chef of the Year" last night at the 2011 Rammy awards gala at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Northwest D.C., an honor which apparently comes at a price. During his acceptance speech, Gray confessed to betting against himself and […]

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