Farmers & Distillers Supports No Kid Hungry

This week, our Farmers & Distillers team once again joined forces with some of DC’s finest chefs, bartenders, and sommeliers at the Taste of the Nation event, all with one common mission: to support No Kid Hungry and their workto end childhood hunger in America.  

Each year, Taste of the Nation hosts fundraising events across the U.S. to raise much-needed support to help ensure that our nation’s children get the healthy food and nutrition they ought to, every day. We were honored to represent our scratch-made, farmer-owned food and drink concept that is Farmers & Distillers at the National Building Museum for this year’s festivities.

Chef Nick and Chef Eric (pictured) served up a house favorite, our Good All Green salad with a couple special additions: a tasty, Farmers feta cheese and some plancha-spiced chicken. Event goers followed the delicious aroma of our chef’s plancha-spiced chicken and were delighted with the added layer of flavor it gave our Good All Green salad of mixed greens, broccolini, avocado, green apple, green beans, and toasted seeds, topped with a fresh lemon vinaigrette. Our special, salty Farmers cheese sprinkled on top was a brined Feta imported directly from Greece just for the event. Our salad, which was gluten-free and modified on the spot for dairy-free and vegetarian revelers, was a big hit… and so was our table. Our chefs loved serving all of the guests who returned for more. 

For those who enjoyed our offering at DC’s Taste of the Nation, come by Farmers & Distillers for another taste, as our Good All Green salad is available every day on our Lunch & Dinner menu. Enjoy it as is in the restaurant or add herb chicken, steak, salmon, tuna, shrimp, or scallops to your liking. As always, we recommend making a reservation.

A special night of tasting and fun was had by all. Great cause and great food & drink. We’re already looking forward to next year! 

CAPS Hour! CAPS Hour! #ALLCAPS Hour All the Way to the Game

Hey, DC Caps fans. It’s officially NHL Playoff Hockey season and we are so ready to Unleash the Fury that is DC hockey. We can’t shout out our excitement enough. To gear up for the playoff games and support our Stanley Cup champs and all of their awesome fans, we’re hosting a CAPS Hour at Farmers & Distillers.

Located just a few blocks from Capital One Arena, our CAPS Hour specials include $2 off select draft beers, $8 Founding Spirits highball craft cocktails, and half-off our Bar Bites, including our Crispy Imperial Spring Rolls, Founding Farmers Garlic Black Pepper Wings, Chips & Dips, and Pan-Fried Dumplings. 

Stop by our Farmers & Distillers bar before any Caps playoff home game, present your Washington Capitals playoff ticket to your bartender, and enjoy our CAPS Hour specials. Or if you prefer, for the earlier playoff games, come by after the game. Our CAPS Hour specials are offered two hours before our hometown heroes hit the ice AND two hours after the hockey playoff games end, if during our regular business hours.

Need easy parking for the game? Our neighboring garage is the perfect place away from the Capital One Arena fray. Park, enjoy our CAPS Hour, and rock your red all the way to the game.

Let’s do this again, DC! Let’s win the Stanley cup two years in a row. #ALLCAPS. All the time.

Unleash the Fury: Our Stanley Cup Champs are Playoffs Bound!

Our Washington Capitals just clinched the NHL Playoffs, and we can’t wait to watch our hometown Stanley Cup champs Unleash the Fury. As you plan which hockey games you’ll be attending, don’t forget about your pregame or postgame eats and drinks. 

Being just blocks away from Capital One Arena makes Farmers & Distillers the ultimate place for all of your pregame or postgame needs. We’re hosting a CAPS Hour at our Farmers & Distillers bar with specially priced select draft beers, Founding Spirits highball craft cocktails, and Bar Bites for home game playoff ticket holders. Find out more here.

We also have some of DC’s favorite scratch-made food and drink on our regular menus to make for a winning night of Caps fever with friends or a great date night to Rock the Red with someone special. Make your reservation today to make game night a breeze.

Red, Red Wine. What better way to Rock the Red than with a fruit-forward pinot noir or a full-bodied cabernet sauvignon from our extensive wine list? We’re proud to offer selections from vintners who align with our values and follow sustainable, organic, and biodynamic practices. If you’re with a larger group, check out the winning line-up featured on our Director’s List for bottles specially chosen by our very own Jon Arroyo.

Get Your Cold Beer, Here! If you are more of a beer person, especially on hockey game nights, our beer program has something for everyone. With multiple taps, choices from light to bold, lagers to ales, we make it easy to choose one of your favorites or try a new brew. 

Winning Cocktails on Ice. It only seems fitting to cheer on our hometown heroes with our award-winning Founding Spirits Arroyo’s “Never Bitter” Amaro. Distilled and bottled at our in-house distillery, our cocktail menu is chock-full of unique amaro craft cocktails like the Amaro Daiquiri or Negroni Swizzle. 

Snack on Some Starters. Our beef & pork Meatballs are must-haves. Ground in-house and made from scratch, our Meatballs are topped with our delicious, homemade red sauce. And on the assist, try our Parmesan Garlic Knots, served with a savory roasted tomato-basil chutney, with whipped ricotta. Or feast on a selection of our famous Farm Breads, FF Glazed Bacon Lollies, or Ahi Tuna Bites. 

Indulge in a House Favorite. It wouldn’t be a sporting event without a fresh n’ juicy burger. Try our All-American double patty burger or enjoy our Baby Macs, Shake & Fries. But, let’s remember… anything can happen in post-season hockey. Conquer the no-longer-impossible (since we already brought home the Stanley cup, after all) with our IMPOSSIBLE Burger, made entirely from plants for people who love meat. And don’t skip out on our house-made fries and chips, we promise they won’t disappoint. 

Save Room for Dessert. Donuts + Cherry Pie = Win. There are other choices too, but for game night, we’re thinking these are our favorite picks.

Come join us. Farmers & Distillers is an easy walk to Capital One Arena. We’re close by two metro stops (Gallery Place-Chinatown that serves the red, yellow & green lines + Mt Vernon Square, serving the green & yellow Lines). Or if you drive, parking is easy at Farmers & Distillers in our neighboring garage

We’ll be Rocking the Red all post-season long, and hope you will too. Cheers to good drinks, great food, and our Stanley Cup champs. Unleash the Fury that is DC hockey.

Great American Food & Donuts for Opening Day at Nationals Park

Avoid the throngs of fans near Nationals Park this year as the Washington Nationals take on the New York Mets on Opening Day, March 28th. Instead, come by Farmers & Distillers before or after the big game for some of the best American food and drink that DC has to offer.

Our burgers are the best in town, and there are so many choices. Try our All-American Double Cheeseburger or a complete meal of Baby Macs, Shake & Fries or our popular IMPOSSIBLE Burger, made entirely from plants for people who love meat. 

If you don’t want a burger, try some of our other scratch-made, American family favorites, such as our Farm Breads and chicken wings, Handmade Pasta and Steak House classics, as well as our FF Fish, Chips & Beer dish served with a short white beer for a great sampling of our incredible, 24-tap beer program. Our Whirley Pop Kettle Corn will surely give you a taste for the ballpark. We will also have very special Opening Day Farmers Donuts. Or if you want to wrap up your meal with some traditional American treats, try our delicious Cherry or Caramel Apple pie, complete with our hand-churned vanilla ice cream.

We are in it to win it at Farmers & Distillers this Washington Nationals Opening Day. From the food and drink to sidelining the crowds and long waits to the easy commute to and from the ballpark. We recommend making a reservation to ensure a hassle-free, great time. 

Park easily in the lot near Farmers & Distillers and walk the two blocks to the green line at the Gallery Place Chinatown stop and metro over to the stadium or come see us after the big game. 

If you can’t make it for Opening Day, there are many other games to take in this baseball season, and Farmers & Distillers is a great way take in some pre- or post-game fun, without all the guff. 

Irish Pop & Irish Brew

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, but on our corner, we’re already celebrating. 

Farmers & Distillers is offering a special St. Patrick’s Day bar menu that includes the perfect match-up, an Irish Pop & Irish brew, aka Irish whiskey and beer, as well as a handful of cocktails inspired by Irish whiskies and ales, and a special tap takeover from two local draft breweries: Flying Dog’s Lucky SOB Irish Red Ale brewed in Maryland and O’Connor’s Dry Irish Stout made in Virginia.

We also have some pretty special casks of Irish whiskey in store as well. Tullamore D.E.W. XO Rum Cask Finish and Tullamore D.E.W Cider Cask Finish are at our bar. Both are crafted in Ireland. Both are equally delicious in their own ways. It’s a good thing you have more than one day to enjoy them.  

Stop by Farmers & Distillers anytime now through Sunday, and get a little taste of Ireland. 

Come for lunch, after work, or make it a great, Irish-inspired date night and stay for dinner. We promise we won’t pinch you if you aren’t wearing green.

Winter Dragging On? Show the Kids a Great Time in Downtown DC

Seeing the sights of downtown DC might not be on your family’s 2019 cold weather radar, but we are hear to tell you that the city has plenty of great family-friendly events and places to go this winter. Here is a gathering of some destination options – and, of course – Farmers & Distillers is the perfect downtown DC spot to refuel before or after your family fun. Or just for a treat, the kids will LOVE – our scratch-made donuts.

Museums only found in our nation’s capital. From exhibitions, to educational events, to historical programs, the Newseum is a wondrous, historical archive as told through the lens of the best of our nation’s news outlets. Want to add some espionage to your family’s outing? Check out our nation’s only public museum dedicated to espionage and the only one in the world that offers a glimpse into the all-but-invisible profession that has not only shaped history, but continues to impact world events. Your mission is waiting at the International Spy Museum. Slip into one of our Farmers & Distillers booths to enjoy a great meal after a great day, only DC can provide.

Get your March Madness on. Just a few walkable blocks from our restaurant, Capital One Arena will join DC’s hometown men’s collegiate team, Georgetown University, to host the NCAA’s 2019 Men’s Basketball Regional Championship, Friday, March 29 and Sunday, March 31. Head on over to see us at Farmers & Distillers for some pre-game baby macs, shake & fries the whole family with love; or stop by post-game for a great meal and our delicious desserts. Who knows? Maybe a NCAA player or two will get hungry for our famous food and drink too.

Send the kids to Neverland at DC’s historic National TheatreGet your tickets today for a special production of the fairytale classic, Finding Neverland, from February 26 – March 3. Your family is sure to love the performance and a pre-show, Farmers Market Buffet Brunch with us here at Farmers & Distillers. We have something for everyone, even our pickiest of young friends.

Spend an afternoon learning & exploring at the National Building MuseumLocated at 401 F St NW, in downtown DC, the National Building Museum and all they have to offer, from exhibitions to hands-on building workshops, and more, is just blocks from our restaurant. Enjoy brunch with us before or come by later to enjoy lunch or dinner. We have a wide array of offerings for the entire family. From our tasty Farm Breads and salads to fresh burgers and handmade pastas to delicious steaks from our Steak House. Top it all off with some of our yummy Farmers donuts and other desserts for the kids, while the adults sample some of our award-winning craft cocktails.

Who knew our nation’s most famous library, the Library of Congress, offers so many activities for familiesAn engaging, interesting downtown DC destination for everyone to enjoy, the Library of Congress offers walking tours of the historic site, exhibitions, interactive kiosks, arts & craft activities, and their popular Young Readers Center. Fun for all ages, visit us to reflect on all you learned at the library over some great scratch-made food and drink.

As always, we recommend making a reservation.

 

Ready to Get Your March Madness On?

We are. As the time draws near for the NCAA’s March Madness to be center court at downtown DC’s very own basketball mecca, Capital One Arena.

Located just a few walkable blocks from Capital One, Farmers & Distillers is ready to host your pre-gaming gathering, where you can enjoy our baby macs, shake & fries and more; or let us serve as your post-game spot for a food and drink lineup of our starters and entrées, beers on tap, and handmade cocktails made with our award-winning Founding Spirits, or just cap off the evening with one of our tasty desserts.

We recommend making your Farmers & Distillers reservation now, as the NCAA’s 2019 Men’s Basketball Regional Championship, better known as March Madness, arrives Friday, March 29 and Sunday, March 31 at Capital One Arena.

One of DC’s favorite hometown teams, Georgetown University, is hosting for the sixth time and we can’t wait for the fun to begin when some of the best of the NCAA’S East Regional teams descend on downtown DC. Our Farmers & Distillers crew is ready to welcome NCAA fans, and maybe even a player or two, during March Madness weekend.

Score your March Madness tickets here. And come see us at Farmers & Distillers.

If you and your party are not heading to the arena, but looking to gather to watch the games, email our group dining specialist here: ReserveFD@farmersrestaurantgroup.com to reserve our General’s Parlor Private Dining Room. Tucked away on the lower level of Farmers & Distillers, our up-to-16-seat private dining room comes complete with a television. We can offer prix fixe menus, served or arranged buffet style, tailored to provide the perfect meal + gaming experience for you and your guests.

Or have Farmers & Distillers delivered directly to your door. Our full menu is available for delivery from Caviar and DoorDash. If you are outside the downtown DC area, no worries… we have you covered. We offer delivery from our Founding Farmers sibling restaurants in Potomac, MD; Reston and Tysons, VA; and King of Prussia, as well as Farmers Fishers Bakers. Or come by Farmers & Distillers, or any of our restaurants, to pick up our food to go.

We also offer full-service catering if you are hosting a group and want to leave the work to us.

Let the madness begin.

Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner at Farmers & Distillers

*Update: Due to snow/weather conditions today in the DMV area, we have cancelled this evening’s F&D/Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner, but are planning to reschedule this special event. Stay tuned!

We’ve teamed up with craft beer pioneer Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. to create a very special four-course, paired dinner at Farmers & Distillers. Five of their iconic Northern California brewery craft brews will be perfectly matched with some of our Farmers & Distillers favorite menu selections.

THE MENU

 Welcome Beer

  • Sierra Nevada Southern Gothic Unfiltered Pils

First Course

  • Sierra Nevada Brut IPA
  • Crispy Shrimp Spring Rolls and Kung Pao Chicken Pan-Fried Dumplings

Second Course

  • Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing IPA
  • Italian Sunday Salad Topped with a Hazy Citrus Ceviche Shrimp

Third Course

  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
  • Signature Cumin Lamb Hand-Pulled Noodles

Dessert

  • Sierra Nevada Chocolate Chipotle Stout
  • Vanilla Ice Cream Affogato Served with a Maple Glazed Donut

Join us on February 20th, 2019 at 7pm for a great tasting experience. The price for the entire evening, including tax and gratuity, is $68.50. Tickets must be purchased in advance here.

Sierra Nevada representatives will be on site to provide tasting notes and insight into the brewing company’s award-winning operations. *Please Note: If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please email: EHough@frg.co PRIOR to purchasing tickets. Please understand that these menu pairings have been specially developed for this specific event and as such, last minute requests, variations, or substitutions may not be possible.

Celebrating our Neighborhood Traditions this Chinese New Year

At Farmers & Distillers, our Mt Vernon Square neighborhood offers our culinary team a wide array of inspiration, right here in the middle of downtown DC. We are lucky to have the cultural and culinary influence of our nearby Chinatown neighborhood to help guide our chefs when creating our menus.

We are celebrating that influence with the start of Chinese New Year 2019 on February 5th. Marking the Year of the Pig, representing wealth and generosity, we will be celebrating with our neighborhood friends on Sunday, February 10, 2019, when downtown DC comes alive with the annual Chinese New Year Parade beginning at 2pm and heading down H Street, NW, between 6th and 8th Streets.

As we sit just steps from the parade route, we invite you to join us for brunch before enjoying all the sights and sounds the parade has to offer – from the Chinese lions and dragons dancing along H Street to the beautiful red lacquered drums/musicians marching down the parade route or spectators cheering on the Chinese Youth Club of Washington as these talented kids twirl a traditional Chinese yo-yo, aka the diabolo.

Or join us for dinner following your afternoon of revelry. We are serving plenty of delicious, scratch-made fare inspired by our neighborhood. From our Sticky Pork Riblets to our Pan-Fried Dumplings to our Hand-Pulled Noodles to our famous Chinese Fried Chicken, we have something for everyone. Continue the celebration with a sampling of our award-winning craft cocktails from our in-house distillery, Founding Spirits.

For such celebratory meals, and every day occasions, we advise guests to make reservations with us.

If you choose to skip the parade and enjoy your Chinese New Year taking in a traditional Chinese performance, the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage is featuring two amazing shows: the Guangdong National Orchestra Ensemble playing traditional Chinese folk music on February 7th; and the award-winning Guangdong Arts Troupe Chinese dance, acrobatics, and puppetry theatrical performance on February 8th.

As our Farmers & Distillers sibling restaurant, Farmers Fishers Bakers, is located right at the Washington Harbour, our team is happy to serve you before or after enjoying one of these Chinese New Year-centric Kennedy Center performances. As always, we recommend making a reservation.

Great Food Delivered for the 53rd Annual Super Bowl

Kick-off is almost here. Are you ready for Super Bowl LIII? And maybe even more importantly, what will you be eating while watching football’s biggest matchup play out? Whether you are a New England Patriots fan, cheering on the Los Angeles Rams, or even if you are just in it for game day ads or the legendary halftime show, it’s a long game, and you are going to get really hungry.

Call on Farmers & Distillers for all your game day needs. We have a big selection of options to provide our scratch-made deliciousness to power you through the Super Bowl.

Our full menu is available for delivery through Door Dash and Caviar. We also provide full-service, food and beverage catering if you want to sit back and leave the preparation, delivery, and serving to us. Or swing by Farmers & Distillers, right in downtown DC’s convenient Mt Vernon Square neighborhood, and pick up our food to go. An added bonus to picking up your food to go? You can also grab a bottle of one of our award-winning Founding Spirits to enjoy with your food.

Whatever your game day food and drink needs, Farmers & Distillers has you covered. Check out our menu choices including football-watching favorites like our famous glazed chicken wings and bacon lollis, ahi tuna bites, beer can chicken, or what we think are the best burgers in town, including the tasty, meat-free Impossible burger.

Let us help you enjoy the football game we’ve all been waiting for all season.