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.

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.

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!

 

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.

A Perfect DC December Night

Enjoying The Washington Ballet’s spectacular performance of The Nutcracker is a great way to add a little more Christmas spirit to this year’s holiday season. For many Washington, D.C. area residents and visitors, it is an important annual tradition.

Farmers & Distillers is a short distance away from the historic downtown Warner Theater that now hosts what has become DC’s most celebrated local ballet performance. Joining us for a bite before the show is a great way to extend your holiday fun. Or, perhaps even better, stopping by afterwards for a drink, dessert, and some time to talk about this amazing, classic storytelling, and DC-centric dance performance, may make for a perfect DC December night.

At Farmers & Distillers, our inspiration has always been George Washington. Evident across our restaurant, from our menu to our art, our love for our first president and all of our founding fathers and farmers is relevant to us every day, but it is also a great connection to this iconic, DC version of The Nutcracker.

While The Washington Ballet has been performing The Nutcracker for decades, in 2004, the company premiered a new, all-American version by then Artistic Director Septime Webre, designed just for Washington, D.C. The audience is transported back in time to a Georgetown mansion where party guests include Frederick Douglass, John Paul Jones, Harriet Tubman, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson, with General Washington as the heroic Nutcracker.

And where better to extend your DC holiday celebrations with this particular take on The Nutcracker other than Farmers & Distillers?

We hope you will join us. Please be aware reservations are recommended, but not required. Tickets to this unique take on a holiday classic, DC’s very own The Nutcracker, are available online.

 

 

Ho Ho Ho! Holiday Shopping & Celebrating in DC

The holiday season is well underway, and there is great news for holiday shoppers. Downtown DC has some of the best Christmas shopping in the entire DMV. DC’s Downtown Holiday Market was named one of the 20 Best Christmas Markets in the U.S. by TravelMag.

And guess what? This renowned annual market is only a short walk from Farmers & Distillers. It’s hard to beat a fun-filled, festive holiday shopping spree followed by tasty holiday cocktails and a scratch-made meal.

Shop local this year and pick up many unique holiday gifts from the 14th Annual Downtown Holiday Market. Hundreds of distinctive holiday gift items including jewelry, pottery, paintings, and textiles will be offered by more than 150 regional artisans, crafters, and boutique businesses of ethnically produced goods. You’re sure to find a special gift for everyone on your Christmas list.

Located on the F Street sidewalk in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery between 7th & 9th Streets, NW, this unique shopping village is open every day from 12-8 through Sunday, December 23rd.

Explore the market, check off some boxes on your holiday list, and then come celebrate at Farmers & Distillers. You can check off one last holiday gift here with us too. Our Founding Spirits gift boxes are available for purchase throughout the holidays. We are open every day throughout this year’s holiday season.

Ho ho ho!

Food Fight To Support DC’s Central Kitchen

On Thursday night, our Farmers & Distillers culinary team joined chefs from across the DMV for DC Central Kitchen’s 15th Annual Capital Food Fight.

Our very own Chef Richard and Chef Eric served our famous Ahi Tuna Bites to the delight of guests attending this festive, annual fundraiser at the Anthem. With many other food choices, including other takes on tuna, guests kept coming back to our table and telling us that we were their favorite.

Capital Food Fight, founded and chaired by renowned Chef José Andrés, is DC Central Kitchen’s signature fundraising event. The event draws over 1,000 guests to taste offerings from over 80 of DC’s best restaurants, while watching four local top chefs compete in a live, onstage battle hosted and judged by the biggest names in the culinary world. In addition to Andrés, Spike Mendelsohn of Good Stuff Eatery, Washington Nationals star Ryan Zimmerman, Food Network’s Tregaye Fraser, and Tom Colicchio, of Top Chef fame and Executive Producer of the documentary, A Place at the Table, were among the judges.

Farmers & Distillers also participated in the fundraiser last year. In addition, Farmers Restaurant Group regularly delivers food supplies to DC Central Kitchen direct from our farmer owners, the North Dakota Farmers Union.

Celebrate DC Cocktail Week With Us

Each year, our team awaits DC Cocktail Week. Sure, it’s a great chance for us to gather guests around our bar for a special, weeklong event, but we also get to celebrate the talents of our team and share this event with the more than 60 other participating local bar and beverage teams from across DC’s dynamic restaurant and bar scene.

From Monday, November 12th through Sunday, November 18th, we invite you to come by Farmers & Distillers to see what our team has crafted especially for you.

A week of handcrafted cocktails perfectly paired with small bites. We start with our scratch-made, Savory Beignet and pair it with our The American cocktail, a modern take on traditional Irish Coffee. Served hot or cold, this specially crafted cocktail features our very own, pot-stilled and barrel-aged Founding Spirits American Whiskey with an amaro cream finish. Find this pairing only at Farmers & Distillers for just $15.

Gather your friends and family for a great pre-holiday event and celebrate DC Cocktail Week with our team at Farmers & Distillers. Come to the bar and stay for dinner. We won’t disappoint. We always recommend reservations if possible.