Valentine’s Weekend at Home

Farmers & Distillers has everything you need to celebrate Valentine’s Day & Weekend. Enjoy a special dinner at home (light cooking required), exclusive bottled cocktails, romantic, vintage three-tiered mini cakes, Founding Farmers Chocolate dipped strawberries, breakfast offerings, and more chocolates. 

Valentine’s at Home Dinner for Two

 

Create a very special Valentine’s date night dinner at home. Our culinary and bar teams are working on the perfect take out Valentine’s Weekend experience so you and your special someone can enjoy a romantic four-course dinner in the comfort of your home.  Our special Valentine’s dinner for two, includes: four courses with two sides, bread, and dessert. From signature starters including shrimp ceviche to specially crafted Surf & Turf, Lobster, Chesapeake-Style Crab Cakes, Center Cut Beef Tenderloin, and more. Your dessert choices include your choice of vintage mini cakes or Founding Farmers Chocolate dipped strawberries.

Pick up: Monday, February 14 
Order by: Thursday, February 10 at 12pm

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Vintage Three-Tiered Mini Cakes

This year, we are making romantic, Vintage Three-Tiered Mini Cakes as part of our Valentine’s Dinner for Two that can also be ordered a la carte. All are available for $15 each.

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Founding Farmers Chocolate & Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Our artisan, hand-crafted Founding Farmers Chocolate has already become a guest favorite, both in our restaurants and to go. We have a wide assortment of choices and chocolate percentages available. All are available on our Valentine’s Weekend at Home menu. Perhaps our most romantic choice: our Founding Farmers Chocolate dipped strawberries available as your dessert selection with the Valentine’s Dinner for Two or a la carte. Give your beloved a special treat with Founding Farmers Chocolate. 

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Join us for Your Valentine’s Meal

All of our restaurants will be open on Valentine’s Day and serving our regular breakfast/brunch, lunch, and dinner menus. Our award-winning bar & beverage team will also be serving up special Valentine’s Day-inspired craft cocktails, featuring DC’s #1 Local Vodka, for our guests to enjoy in our restaurants not just on Valentine’s Day, but all week long. As always, we recommend making a reservation.

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Plan Your New Year with Farmers & Distillers

At Farmers & Distillers, we have many ways to ring in 2022 around our tables and yours. Give yourself a New Year’s treat with our food and drink. 

New Year’s Eve & Day at Our Restaurants

We will be serving brunch in our restaurants until 2pm on New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day. Lunch & dinner menus to follow. Reserve your table today.

$1 Bottle of Bubbles With New Year’s Eve at Home Dinner

We have a very special New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu of scratch-made foods started in our kitchens, ready to be finished in yours, including New England Clam Chowder, Bacon Lollis, Shrimp Cocktail, Crab Cakes, Beef Tenderloin, Surf & Turf, Scalloped Potatoes, Sour Cherry Flourless Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, and more.

Toast 2021 at home with $1 bottle of bubbles*

Let your Happy New Year celebration continue at home with our New Year’s Day Brunch at Home options as well.

Ordering is now closed for New Year’s at Home.

Order by: Tuesday, December 28 at 12pm
Pick up: Friday December 31
Available from all of our locations

New Year’s Eve & Day at Our Restaurant

We are open every day, including New Year’s Eve & Day. Celebrate 202s with us on our winterized patio or in our igloo (by reservation). On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, we are serving brunch, lunch & dinner. Our lunch & dinner menu starts at 2pm. You can reserve your table online. Our sibling restaurants, Founding Farmers and Farmers Fishers Bakers, are also serving guests everyday, at our restaurants. Reserve your table. 

A Message to Our Guests

Some of you have asked why we are charging a 5% restaurant recovery charge and how the funds are being used.

All good relationships have communication at their center; we strive to be crystal clear in our communications and our thinking. We disclose our 5% fee clearly atop all of our menus (both printed and online), in every reservation confirmation email, and in our FAQs on our websites. There are so many industries that add unclear and sometimes seemingly hidden fees to bills, which we find frustrating and misleading. Our goal is to be transparent about why we have added this fee.

Very simply, our industry, and our restaurants, have been crushed by the pandemic and continue to face pandemic ripples and shockwaves. At times over the past 20 months, in all seven of our restaurants, we’ve struggled to pay our debts and rent, even as many of our landlords have been helpful. We are still dealing with cash losses in some of our restaurants and have incurred debts that need to be paid. In all our restaurants, we are continuing to face increased costs due to the pandemic and supply chain difficulties.

The bottom line: Our original business model has been upended by the pandemic, and the only way for us to survive is to increase our costs for our guests. Without figuring out a way to change and evolve our business model quickly, we’d be done for. This evolution and adaptation currently includes our 5% restaurant recovery fee, which helps us cover many new and different parts of our operations, such as:

  • Additional costs (including software and equipment) for health tracking and auditing, including the ongoing monitoring of symptoms, COVID testing, and team members who are vaccinated. (See our COVID Dashboard to learn more.)
  • Ongoing on-site COVID vaccine and flu clinics in all seven of our restaurants.
  • Training and education to help our team understand the science behind vaccinations, our mask and vaccination policies, and enhanced safety operations.
  • Mental health support services, free of charge, for our employees and their immediate family members.
  • Paid COVID testing for employees who are not feeling well.
  • Increased cost of goods due to supply chain issues for our napkins, silverware, plates, aprons, kitchen uniforms, equipment repair, and more. Almost everything we use now costs more.
  • Creating and supporting outdoor dining, for winter, as possible.
  • Masks for our team (and guests who arrive without them) in locations where they are required.
  • Changing & updating signage as we respond to changing regulations.
  • Increased wages, including overtime pay as we – like most restaurants – struggle to be fully staffed.
  • Increased training of new employees due to the loss of our workforce during the pandemic, as well as training in all new operations required by the pandemic.
  • Free food for every employee and their family while they were laid off during the pandemic.

The government support thru the PPP programs has ended, and no more support is in sight. It is a challenging time.

Some have asked why not just increase the prices on your menus?  There are multiple reasons we have chosen to use this 5% fee. For starters, our hope is the pandemic ends, and then a restaurant recovery can be complete, and the fee can go away. Rather than raising and lowering prices, potentially multiple times as Pandemic-impacts ebb and flow, the use of a fee allows our prices to stay the same, and the fee can come and go. In addition, the administration of a price change in a restaurant is real work, and many restaurants have less office and administrative support than ever. To change every single menu item price in the database and reprint our menus only to potentially change it back is additional cost avoided by using a fee. Finally, a 5% price increase does not generate a 5% revenue increase. The intersection of economics and psychology means that consumer choices change as prices cross thresholds.

The vast majority of our guests do not express any concern about the fee to us, and when a guest does, we engage in conversation, and in the event that the guest would like the fee removed, we’re prompt with removing it from their check. We’re in the making friends business, we’re in the business of serving delicious food & drink, and we’re in the business of caring for our employees and our communities. To do these things, we need to ensure we stay in business.

For us, all roads lead back to hospitality, sustainability, and our long-term commitment to American family farmers. We sincerely appreciate your support. We promise to maintain our transparency as we continue to navigate our recovery. We also promise that we’ll keep taking care of our team, the farmers that we buy from, and you, our guests.

Michael Vucurevich & Dan Simons,
Co-Owners

Outdoor Dining at Farmers & Distillers

If you are looking for an open-air dining experience, we have a patio at Farmers & Distillers. Come down to Mass Avenue to enjoy our patio. There are some heaters and fire pits available first come first serve. We also have our very special Igloo Experience.

We are delighted to serve our guests outside. 

Reserve your table online for your outdoor table in downtown DC. 

Reserve our Farmers & Distillers Igloo Experience. Seating for 4-6 people, our heated winter igloo is available for two-hour reservations for $20 per person and includes a complimentary tasting from our on-site distillery, Founding Spirits (for those 21 or older with valid ID), and a batch of our Whirley Pop Kettle Corn. Your credit card will be kept on file to secure your reservation. 

Reserve your Igloo Experience Today

Please join us at Farmers & Distillers on our patio. Or check out one of our other locations – Founding Farmers and Farmers Fishers Bakers – where we have additional outdoor dining available, some are covered and have heaters or gas fire pits. 

Reserve your table online for outdoor dining to enjoy one of our patios. 

Find Your New Favorite Spirit with Our Updated Cocktail Menu

We have a brand new cocktail menu featuring spirits from our in-house distillery, Founding Spirits. We are certain our tasty and fun drink menu has something for everyone.

We are especially excited about some of our new cocktails made with the latest addition to our line-up of spirits: our brand new Founding Spirits Bourbon. These cocktails prove that bourbon can be an awesome summertime drink. Surprise your senses with one of our new cocktails, such as the Maple Bourbon Smash with Founding Spirits Bourbon infused with birch, lemon, orange, maple, bitters; Sunstone Collins with Founding Spirits Bourbon infused with sunstone black tea, lemon; The Preakness with Founding Spirits Bourbon, Founding Spirits Vodka, Grand Marnier, lemon, orange, pineapple, bitters; and one of our team’s new favorite, the Bourbon Colada, with Founding Spirits Bourbon infused with coconut, pineapple, coconut cream.

Or get a taste of our new and improved Founding Spirits Vodka in our new cocktails including Farmer’s Daughter made with Domain de Canton, St. Germain, lime, passion fruit, raspberry, and bitters and our Chi Chi Colada with pineapple and coconut cream.

Enjoy a summertime classic with our Founding Spirits Dry Gin. Cool down with our Frozen Gin & Tonic made with our house-made tonic, our refreshing Summer Collins with lemon and basil, and our Easy Peasy with aperol, lemon, and cucumber, and more.

We also now have two of our favorite classic cocktails we are aging in-house in oak barrels: Old Fashioned and Negroni.

All of our new cocktails are available in our restaurants and bars (except Farmers Fishers Bakers).

Stop by for a taste or make a reservation for a meal. You can also pick up bottled cocktails and enjoy them wherever you are. Let us know what you think and what cocktails you are enjoying. Share what your cheers-ing and tag us on social: @FoundingSpirits with #CheerstoFS.

Enjoy our Food & Drink this July 4th, Whatever Your Plans

As you plan your July 4th weekend, let Farmers & Distillers be one source for food and drink. 

We have great selections for the long weekend for you, your family, and friends wherever your plans take you: barbecuing in the backyard, venturing to the beach, taking a boat ride, going on a hike, having a picnic, or looking forward to a meal out. 

Dine with Us – Inside & Out

This long weekend, join us in our restaurant or at one of our sibling restaurants. We are open all weekend in DC, MD, VA, and PA  every day for breakfast or brunch (including holiday Monday brunch), lunch & dinner.  

For those who enjoy eating outdoors, our patio is open. Our sibling restaurants Founding Farmers and Farmers Fishers Bakers ­­are also open with indoor and outdoor seating available. Check out our menus HERE.

Enjoy Our Food & Drink To Go or Delivered

All of our scratch-made restaurant food & drink, including family meals, can be ordered and pre-ordered for pick up or delivery from all of our locations

Shop Our Founding Farmers Market & Grocery for Your Grillin’ & Gathering Needs

Grillin’ and chillin’ this holiday weekend? Order pick up and delivery from two of our Founding Farmers Market & Grocery locations  – in Tysons, VA and Potomac, MD. Shop our butcher’s case for steaks, ribs, burgers, dogs, and more, including scratch-made hamburger and hotdog buns. Grab some of our bottled cocktails, mixers, even beer. All can be ordered and pre-ordered online.

This July 4th weekend, however you are spending it, let us help you with your food and drink.

Grocery Boxes Now Available for Delivery & Pick Up

We are now packaging family grocery boxes for convenient daily curbside pick up and delivery.

Farmers & Distillers Grocery Boxes currently include two family boxes, one for $100 and one for $75. Boxes include chicken, ground beef, eggs, cheese, milk, a mix of fruits and vegetables, soup of the day, marinara sauce, pasta, and select pantry items, including toilet paper. You can also pick additional groceries, Founding Farmers Chocolate selections, our well-loved bottled craft cocktails, wine, and beer.

To order our grocery boxes, place your order online before 3 pm any day of the week and schedule your curbside pick up or delivery ($6.99) for the following day. Please note: When choosing your time for pick up, please plan to arrive within the hour of your scheduled time; when choosing time for delivery, please plan to allow a two hour window after your selected time.

Our full Founding Farmers Market & Grocery is also still operating if you would prefer to do all of your grocery shopping online from our large selection of groceries, produce, baked goods, fresh pasta and sauces, chef-prepared foods, craft cocktails, pantry essentials, and more. Our sibling restaurant, Founding Farmers King of Prussia, also has grocery boxes available.

Of course, if you would prefer a hot, scratch-made meal that is ready to eat, order online from our restaurant menu to go.

All of our pick up and delivery is contact-free and convenient. We are working to meet you where you are as we all navigate the changing COVID landscape. To learn more about how we are working to keep all of us safe while continuing to serve you groceries and delicious scratch-made food and drink, check out our COVID-19 FAQs.

Dog Days of Summer Deal

We have a great summertime deal for our guests, especially those with dogs. Every day from 3pm-6pm, join us for our dog days of summer patio pawty beginning on July 27th through August 22nd

Bring yourself, a friend, and your pup to our new patio for a drink, a great hot dog, and some of our house-churned ice cream. Our special dog days deal is $29 and includes two drinks, your choice of beer, wine, lemonade, ice tea, and more, plus our fabulous 44 Farms quarter-pound hot dogs. Nitrate free and made with steak cuts only, choose your two favorites: our take on the classic Ball Park Dog with ketchup, yellow mustard, relish, and onion; Chicago Dog with spicy brown mustard, tomato, onion, sweet relish, and pickled peppers; Philly Cheese Dog with spicy brown mustard, onion, and hot peppers; and our Texas Chili Dog with our house-made pimento cheese and onion. All are served on our from-scratch buns with a side of our famous house-cut French fries. Then, we sweeten things up with two scoops of our house-churned ice cream: vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, or coffee. But that’s not all.

Your furry friend gets a special treat too: our pup-cup with a scoop of our all-natural vanilla ice cream and one of our house-made Founding Farmers dog biscuits. 

Don’t miss this great summertime deal in downtown DC. If you can’t get to Farmers & Distillers, our dog days patio pawty is also happening every day at our sibling restaurants: Farmers Fishers Bakers, Founding Farmers DC, and Founding Farmers King of Prussia

Take a summertime break: bring a friend & your pup and get a little relief from the dog days of summer with us.

We Now Have a Patio & It’s Open

Farmers & Distillers now has an outdoor patio with heaters. We also have a winter igloo available for reservations. We are open to serve you outside.

Reserve your table today. Reservations are recommended. 

Our sibling restaurants  – Founding Farmers and Farmers Fishers Bakers – also have open patios.  Many of our patios have heated, ventilated tents.

On our patios, weather permitting, we are serving our full menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and an a la carte brunch on weekends. Our current hours of operations can be found HERE.

In addition to outdoor dining, all of our restaurants are open. We also have our full menus available for pick up and delivery. 

     

    Now Serving Our Brunch at Home in DC

    OUR BRUNCH AT HOME IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE.  Please join us in our restaurant for brunch. We have many delicious ways to serve you  – our Farmers Market Buffet Brunch and a la carte – depending on your favorite location. Or if you prefer to stay home, you can also order our ready-to-eat breakfast and brunch for pick up and delivery from all of our restaurant locations.

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    Calling all weekend brunch lovers: Our Farmers & Distillers brunch is now available for contact-free curbside pick up and delivery ($6.99 delivery fee). We have created a menu full of a great selection of our guest brunch favorites.

    Light cooking required. Started in our kitchens, ready to be finished off in yours. Our Brunch at Home menu can be pre-ordered online for pick up on most weekends. Our menus include a great mix of what we serve when dining with us but packed cold so you can pick it up and serve it at home at your convenience. Simple cooking & reheating can be found here. Serves 4 people.

    Orders must be placed 2 days in advance of pick up on Saturday and Sunday. Brunch at Home is available for pick up from all of our restaurants on Saturdays and Sundays (and some holidays).

    This weekend, give your #stayhome crew the gift of a great brunch. Bring our fresh, scratch-made brunch to your table this weekend! Serves 4 people.

    In addition to a great selection of our scratch-made food, our F&D Weekend Brunch To Go menu has a selection of beverages, including our new adventure into roasting our own coffee. You can order brunch cocktail kits to make your own Farmers & Distillers award-winning Bloody Mary or Mimosa, or order beer, cider, spiked seltzer, wine, bottled craft cocktails, and of course our very own Founding Spirits to go. 

    Almost all selections (except our Bake at Home Buttermilk Biscuits and Cookies) will come precooked with simple reheating instructions to enjoy the decadence of our restaurant brunch without the work of cooking it all yourself.

    Our sibling restaurants are also serving brunch to go. If they are more convenient for your curbside pick up, check out Founding Farmers brunch to go and Farmers Fishers Bakers brunch to go.

    If you prefer to join us for brunch in person, we have adapted our operations to provide our award-winning Farmers Market Brunch served. Reservations are recommended.