Last Thursday night, July 27th, Farmers & Distillers joined the Citi Open kick off party at the Ronald Reagan Building in downtown DC. The annual tennis tournament opened this year with a celebratory event featuring national recording artist, Magic Giant, recently named as one of the “10 Artists to Know” by Rolling Stone magazine.

Our Chef Jenny Lynch and team members Na Lee and Amy Robinson greeted guests and served Farmers & Distillers menu favorite, Crunchy Ahi Tuna Bites. It was a fun and festive evening. Chef Jenny even got to play groupie with two of the Magic Giant men themselves.

Farmers & Distillers joined other local restaurants, working in partnership with the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, to launch the historic DC tournament.

Since 1969, the Citi Open, formerly known as the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, has been part of summertime in DC. This year, tennis balls will be flying at the Rock Creek Tennis Center through August 6th. Proceeds from the Citi Open benefit the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation, which works to improve the lives of DC area youth, particularly those from lower-income communities, through educational and community-based activities including tennis.