Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner at Farmers & Distillers

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.

Winter Date Night Destination: Downtown DC

Our Mt Vernon Square location puts Farmers & Distillers right in the middle of all that downtown DC has to offer for a fantastic date night this winter in our nation’s capital.

  • Heading to Capital One Arena? We are just blocks away. Whether pre-gaming with a great meal before cheering on DC’s favorite hometown 2018 Stanley Cup Winners, the Washington Capitals, or enjoying some great hoops at a Washington Wizards game, our Farmers & Distillers menu is filled with plenty of scratch-made options to fuel your fun. From our famous Farm Breads and our Historical & Neighborhood specialties to our Premium Seafood and Steak House entrées, we encourage trying something new each time you dine with us – and sharing – to make date night extra special.
  • Planning a date night that is a bit more traditional? Join us for dinner and a table for two before taking in a concert at Capital One Arena. There are somegreat musicians coming to downtown DC’s largest arena. Mega-talented crooner Michael Bublé will be here February 19th; Marc Anthony’s Legacy Tour arrives on February 22nd for one night only; and legendary Fleetwood Mac will be rocking the arena on March 5th.
  • Looking for a date night only DC can offer? Come join us at Farmers & Distillers for an array of delicious starters and great craft cocktails made with spirits distilled in-house, here at Founding Spirits. Then head over to our nation’s historic Library of Congress where you can enjoy exhibitions, tours, and stroll through the beautiful Main Reading Room. Follow up with an intimate concert in the library’s famed Concert Hall or enjoy a movie screening in the hall’s epic Mary Pickford Theater. Best part? The concerts and film screenings are free, just reserve your tickets.
  • Date night by DC moonlight? We’re in. Take your seats on a Monuments by Moonlight trolley tour. Departing nightly from downtown DC’s famed Union Station, see the beauty of our nation’s capital and monuments in a new light. Cap off your evening with us and linger over our award-winning craft cocktails, including the latest spirit everyone is talking about following a recent feature in the Whisky Advocate, our FS American Whiskey, then settle in and order some of the most deliciously decadent desserts downtown DC has to offer, here at Farmers & Distillers.

Whether joining us for pre-date food and drink or post-date craft cocktails and dessert, and everything in between, we’re happy to serve as your winter date night destination. We always recommend making a reservation.

DC’s Restaurant Week is Coming to F&D

*UPDATE: We are extending our Winter Restaurant Week through this Sunday, January 27, 2019. Come in & dine with us!

Calling all DC foodies! One of our city’s most popular foodie events is coming to Farmers & Distillers.

From January14-20, 2019, the city will be buzzing with restaurant goers enjoyingMetropolitan Washington’s Restaurant Week Winter 2019, including those making their way to Farmers & Distillers.

Each year, Restaurant Week is one of the most sought after events of the season as diners experience specially created lunch and dinner offerings for a limited time at participating restaurants all around town.

Come visit us in downtown DC, in our Mt Vernon Square neighborhood near Chinatown, as Farmers & Distillers welcomes guests with our diverse and decadent, three-course, Restaurant Week menus, and featuring lunch for $22 and dinner for $35 (Saturday & Sunday brunch is excluded). We offer our restaurant week guests a delightful selection of our favorites, including our famous Whirley Pop starter or tasty salad, you can also choose one of our F&D burger selections, ground in-house daily using local and regional all-natural beef, or feast on one of our guest all-time favorites, Southern Fried Chicken & Donut, which arrives complete with mac & cheese, green beans, and a fresh, maple glazed donut.

Dessert is part of our restaurant week offerings, although if you have no room left to indulge in one of our delicious, scratch-made desserts, you will receive a $10 gift card to use for dessert at your next visit.And while beverages are not included, we hope you will enjoy one of our delicious scratch-sodas or one of our winter craft cocktails made right here at Farmers & Distillers with award-winning spirits from our in-house distillery, Founding Spirits.

As Restaurant Week is such a great, annual DC event, we suggest making your reservation today. We look forward to welcoming you for this year’s winter Restaurant Week, beginning January 14th. If you can’t make it to F&D, some of our sibling restaurants are also serving during Restaurant Week. Visit us at Farmers Fishers Bakers and Founding Farmers.

“This Place is BEAUTIFUL,” Says One of Atlanta’s Real Housewives

Farmers & Distillers was featured in the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, the blockbuster reality TV show that has been running on Bravo for over a decade.

Episode 9 of their 11thseason – “A Mother’s Love” – first aired on December 30th and features supermodel Cynthia Bailey taking her daughter, Noelle, to college at Howard University. Their final farewell meal takes place after the Howard University pinning ceremony at none other than Farmers & Distillers.

The reality show’s stars enjoyed our scratch sodas, Seafood & Green FS Vodka Sauce, our version of the plant-based Impossible Burger, which The Washington Post has called “downright delicious,” and a Farmers & Distillers dish Bailey called “steak-fried chicken,” which turns into a funny conversation between Bailey and Noelle’s father, Leon Robinson, because it is actually our popular Chicken-Fried Steak.

Of course, we knew the show was going to be airing at some point and helped the Bravo production team set up the shoot, but we couldn’t be happier with how much they loved Farmers & Distillers, the ambiance, as well as the food and drink. It was fun for all of us to see and hear.

Check out the entire show or fast-forward to the 37-minute mark to see our Real Housewives four+ minutes of fame and hear the stunning Bailey say, “This place is BEAUTIFUL.”

AND of course, stop by to see if you agree and replicate The Real Housewives meal or make your own selections from our menu. If possible, we recommend making a reservation.

Downtown DC Revelry and Holiday Spirits Await at F&D

Farmers & Distillers is open and ready to welcome all festive, New Year’s Eve revelers, gala goers, and even those hoping to ring in the New Year in a slightly mellower way. Whatever your mood, usher in the New Year with us.

Our Mt Vernon Square location makes us the perfect spot for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert, or cocktails. From a craft cocktail stop before your New Year’s Eve party to coffee and dessert after your DC masquerade ball dining and dancing, and everything in between, we’ve got you covered.

Or even join us the day after, for New Year’s Day brunch, lunch, and dinner. We’ll be so happy to see you for New Year’s Day brunch that: We’re gifting our first 100 tables seated for brunch at Farmers & Distillers on New Year’s Day one Farmers & Distillers gift card, per table, in the amount of (yup, you guessed it), $20.19, for use after January 2, 2019. This way we get to welcome the winning table-guests again soon.

Downtown DC offers some of the area’s best New Year’s celebrations. We are at the heart of our city’s, and our nation’s, holiday spirit, shopping, and celebrating.

  • Come fuel up and join us New Year’s Eve day for a delicious breakfast, and some of our First Bake coffee, before you shop ‘til you drop at the nearby CityCenterDC, which is primed with magical, festive displays to make your shopping day that much more fun.
  • Spend New Year’s Eve day with family checking out the holiday decorations only downtown DC can offer. After you make your way to see such decorated landmarks as Union Station or the lovely, holiday exhibits at the U.S. Botanic Garden, we’re right in the neighborhood for a late lunch or early dinner.
  • Enjoy some of our signature winter craft cocktails for guests looking to grab a pre-New Year’s Eve drink before a downtown DC party. Try our delightful Winter Pie, and winter cocktail classics like Irish Coffee, Hot Toddy, or Hot Buttered Rum.
  • Recall all the revelry from New Year’s Eve with friends or look forward to 2019 with family while enjoying our famous Farmers Market Buffet Brunch from 8:30am-2pm, New Year’s Day. We’ll also be open for lunch and dinner New Year’s Day following our brunch service.

If possible, we recommend making a reservation.

Please celebrate the New Year responsibly. Give your favorite Uber or Lyft driver a call. Or use SoberRide. A Farmers Restaurant Group gift card, which can be used at our downtown DC Farmers & Distillers and Founding Farmers DC locations, or at any of our sibling Founding Farmers or Farmers Fishers Bakers restaurants, is a great way to thank your trusted, favorite driver for getting you home safe.

Happy New Year from all of us at Farmers Restaurant Group to you & yours!

 

Christmas Cocktails & Winter Warm Ups

As the colder temperatures seem to have arrived to stay, downtown DC is bustling with Christmas. Shoppers, tourists, and revelers alike, all excited to see our National Christmas Tree and enjoy our nation’s capital during the holiday season.

What better way to enjoy the weather and the season than a tasty holiday cocktail at Farmers & Distillers?

We are serving a delicious group of winter cocktails at our Mt Vernon Square restaurant close to all of this season’s downtown holiday fun. Whether you are taking in the holiday bazaar, the National Christmas Tree, a holiday show, or just enjoying the beautiful, holiday sites our nation’s capital has to offer, we welcome you to Farmers & Distillers to enjoy one of our winter craft cocktails.

Our current holiday cocktail choices include:

Winter Pie

A delightful Christmas craft cocktail featuring our award-winning Founding Spirits Vodka, blended just steps away from our bar, infused with cinnamon, clove, star anise, allspice, and chamomile tea. It is topped off with cold-pressed apple juice and honey, and a finished with a smoked cinnamon stick.

Irish Coffee

Our version of this classic winter cocktail is made with rich, brown sugar syrup, Irish whiskey, our very own First Bake Compass Coffee Blend, topped with fresh, hand-whipped cream.

Hot Toddy

Likely the coziest cocktail of them all, ours features our Founding Spirits American Whiskey, fresh-squeezed lemon, honey, and breakfast tea.

Hot Buttered Rum

A decadent holiday cocktail treat, made with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, all mixed with dark rum.

In addition, our complete craft cocktail menu is always available, featuring our very own Founding Spirits and a whole host of other cocktails, as well as beer and wine. We are certain to have something to whet your holiday whistle.

Holiday Gifts for Food Lovers

The December gift-giving season is looking bright for local food lovers. At Farmers & Distillers, our menus have something for everyone, and all of it is made from scratch in-house. There’s a lot to love for food lovers (and drink lovers), whether our neighborhood favorites, our decadent desserts and famous donuts, or our extensive craft spirits program featuring spirits from our very own distillery, Founding Spirits.

This year, we’re making your shopping easy with gift options your family, friends, and colleagues are sure to love: the gift of delicious food and drink. We have some great food (and drink) gift ideas for all on your holiday list this year:

  • Invite them for a meal at Farmers & Distillers. Create your own holiday food and drink festival, giving them the gift of great food, drink… and your company. If possible, we recommend making a reservation.
  • Get them a gift certificate, which is good at Farmers & Distillers or any of our sibling restaurants, including Founding Farmers and Farmers Fishers Bakers. Let your loved ones and colleagues experience some of our scratch-made goodness on their own.
  • Order a copy of The Founding Farmers Cookbook, available online. Here they’ll find over 100 recipes, including traditional American classics and farmhouse favorites, as well as tips from our chefs.
  • Pick up a canister of our First Bake Blend Compass Coffee, available at Farmers & Distillers. This well-balanced blend is a guest favorite. After much testing and experimenting by our beverage director and the experts at Compass Coffee, our First Bake Blend was created especially for our restaurants and makes for a delicious cup of Joe, perfect for any coffee lover on your list.
  • Give the gift of small-batch spirits from Founding Spirits. Check out some of the spirit gift options at our very own Founding Spirits. From gift boxes and individual spirit bottles available for purchase in person at Farmers & Distillers to individual spirits available for purchase online, many on your list will delight in our unique, handcrafted spirits from our in-house distillery.
  • Peruse our Guide to the Holidays for holiday hours and other gift options for food and drink lovers this Christmas.

Give the gift of good food, handcrafted spirits, and great experiences this year. Sharing the gift of Farmers & Distillers and Founding Spirits with the foodie and beverage lovers in your life will surely make for a very joyous holiday season.

That’s the Spirit: Christmas Festivities in Downtown DC

What better place to celebrate the Christmas season than in our nation’s capital?

Downtown DC is bursting with holiday spirit throughout December. With so many of these Christmas sights and festivities within walking distance of Farmers & Distillers, we would love to be your home base for food and drink, and periodic respite, as you explore all of the holiday wonder that downtown DC has to offer.

A sampling of Christmas in the capital – all within a mile or so from Farmers & Distillers – to help get you planning your next few weeks and weekends:

National Treasures Brimming with Christmas Spirit

  • Don’t miss the National Christmas Tree! Walk over to President’s Park on the White House Ellipse where you & yours will not only find the National Christmas Tree, but also trees decorated with handmade ornaments from 56 of our U.S. states and territories. With nightly musical performances, this free, awe-inspiring holiday wonder is open daily from 10am-10pm throughout the holiday season, with the tree lit from 4:30pm-10pm.
  • Deck the halls while visiting the Library of Congress where a beautiful Christmas tree awaits in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Throughout December, open Mon-Sat from 8:30am-4:30pm, visitors from around the globe flock to this landmark, which is decked out for the holidays.
  • From the giant lit wreaths that greet you to the decorated shops and the holiday model train display to the Norwegian Christmas tree, Union Station is a holiday festival destination for travelers and DC residents alike.
  • Visit the U.S. Botanic Garden to get your fill of holiday exhibits such as their holiday-inspired model train and showcase of poinsettias, as well as holiday concerts that fill the air with cheer. Open now through January 1st daily from 10am-5pm.

A Winter Wonderland & Great Shopping

  • Want to find plenty to explore and get some holiday shopping done? Head on over to 10th & H St NW where you’ll find the CityCenterDC in full holiday form. Look up as you walk Palmer Alley to discover the magical Dream Closet Installation of 400 holiday ornaments suspended from above. On display through February 28th. And from December 7th-9th, don’t miss the Winter in Washingtonice exhibit, featuring some of DC’s most iconic monuments whittled from 50,000 pounds of ice. It is as amazing as it sounds. CityCenterDC also has great holiday shopping.
  • Unique, downtown DC Christmas shopping at its best is, of course, the 14th Annual Downtown Holiday Market. Shop local from 150-featured regional artisans and craftsmen and their jewelry, pottery, paintings, and textiles. Find something special for everyone on your Christmas list at this DC holiday market located on F Street between 7th & 9th Streets, NW, in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery. Open daily from noon-8pm through Sunday, December 23rd.

Downtown DC Holiday Fun: Dance, Music & Theater

  • Not one but two holiday shows are heading to DC’s Capital One Arena this month. The HOT 99.5 Jingle Ball concert hosts Shawn Mendes, The Chainsmokers, G-Eazy, Meghan Trainor, and more. And a rock opera festival of sounds for the ages, Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s The Ghosts of Christmas Eve makes its way back to DC this year, much to the delight of many.
  • Ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future abound at DC’s historic Ford’s Theatre annual presentation of A Christmas Carol. Now through December 30th, your & yours will be dazzled by this holiday production of Dickens’s Yuletide classic starring acclaimed actor Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge.
  • For the perfect DC December night, don’t miss The Washington Ballet’s famous The Nutcracker, showing now through December 28th at the Warner Theater.

 Visit us at Farmers & Distillers as you take in all of these spirited Christmas events and sights in downtown DC. We are centrally located on Massachusetts Ave. in downtown DC’s Mt Vernon Square neighborhood, just a hop, skip, and a holiday jump near some of the best Christmas fun DC has to offer. As always, a reservation is recommended.