Washington DC’s 25 Most Instagrammed Restaurants of 2014: Farmers Fishers Bakers #6

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The My Fab Five Team counted the number of Instagram photos that were geotagged at restaurants in  Washington DC in 2014, and Farmers Fishers Bakers came in at an impressive #6! Our sister restaurant Founding Farmers also made the list, ranking even higher at #4. Thanks for all the love and keep snapping pics of your delicious Farmers Fishers Bakers meals!

You can find the complete My Fab Five most instagrammed restaurants list here.

February 23rd, 2015
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Brooklyn Brewery Beer Dinner – Tuesday, February 24th

Brewery-Logo-PNGNow that our sister restaurant Founding Farmers Tysons is OPEN – we are back on board with our beer dinners – and we’re coming back with a BANG!

Join Farmers Restaurant Group Beverage Director Jon Arroyo and Executive Chef Joe Goetze on Tuesday, February 24th at 7pm for a delicious 5-course beer dinner event at Farmers Fishers Bakers, featuring special selections from Brooklyn Brewery.


Brooklyn Brewery of Williamsburg, New York, has quickly become a go-to Devils Backbone April- MSA (3)for delicious, quality craft beer, and is a brand that has become synonymous with one eye on tradition, and the other pushing the fringe of contemporary beer making. With namesake favorites such as Brooklyn Lager and Brooklyn Local 1 and Brooklyn Local 2, the brewery has also mastered the creation of innovative, flavorful, and unique brews that keep your taste buds buzzing as you sip.

Tickets are $65 per person which includes tax, gratuity, and gift bag at the end of the dinner.

The menu is below for your reference and dinner starts at 7pm sharp!

To purchase tickets please CLICK HERE.


Dry Irish Stout 4.7%ABV
A blend of dark roasted, pale, and flaked malts produce a thick, natural head as well as rich coffee and chocolate flavors that wipe away clean with a stampede of refreshing carbonation.

Spicy Candied Corn and Jalapeno Warm Crab Dip
Served with Grilled Ciabatta

1st Course
Sorachi Ace Saison 7.6% ABV
Dry, sharp and crackling with flavor, Brooklyn Sorachi Ace is reminiscent of lemongrass, verbena, dill and lemon peels.

Assorted Sushi Rolls
California, Salmon, Crunchy Tuna, Garden

2nd Course
Blast Double IPA 8.4% ABV
English hops build the foundation and bright citrusy American hops bring the noise in the rambunctious IPA called BLAST!

Virginia Cracker Meal Crusted Shrimp and Nantucket Tarter
with Roasted Street Corn

3rd Course
Wild Horse Porter 7.3% ABV
Fermented with wild brettanomyces yeast and is a collaboration between Brooklyn Brewery, Greg Engert of Bluejacket Brewery in DC, and Peter Bouckaert of New Belgium Brewing Company.

North Pacific Halibut with Sweet Potato Corn Chowder
and Toasted Pecan Maple Butter

K is for Kriek Bier 10.1% ABV
Ale Brewed with Honey, Dark Candi Syrup & Orange Peel, Aged in Bourbon Barrels on Whole Cherries

Chocolate Mousse Bowl

February 10th, 2015
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Pisco Sour Month

February, one of our favorites months of the year – Pisco Sour Month!

IMG_2102The Pisco Sour is Peru’s national drink. Victor Morris, an American, invented it in the early 1920’s. Made from Pisco, a grape brandy, and combined with lime juice, sugar, ice and whipped egg white, this national cocktail has long been a symbol of Peruvian celebration. It is also the most famous drink in the US made with Pisco.

Peru loves to celebrate its Pisco and so do we!  Especially since we’ve partnered with Macchu Pisco to create our own Farm Blend Pisco; our Farm Pisco and Macchu Pisco is definitely worth a month long celebration.

Come taste the spirit of Peru and our NEW Farm Blend Pisco tomorrow, bothbottles (373x800)Thursday, February 5th from 4:30pm-7:30pm.  We’ll be making Pisco Sours with our Farm Pisco all night, as well as some Brick Oven Pretzels and fresh Guacamole.  CEO Melanie Asher from Macchu Pisco will be joining us to answer questions and taste you on the fabulous peruvian spirit – we look forward to seeing you.

February 4th, 2015
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Celebrating Food Tank’s 2nd Anniversary at Farmers Fishers Bakers

Farmers Fishers Bakers_EricLangiel (2)On January 21st we hosted Food Tank’s 2nd Anniversary event!

Hundreds of guests gathered for the reception, held at the end of the first day of Food Tank’s 1st Annual Summit in collaboration with The George Washington University. The reception was followed by a more intimate three- course dinner which was crafted by Executive Chef Joe Goetze,  paired with specially designated wines beverage director Jon Arroyo picked out himself.  Guests were seated with special guests, such as our Founding Partner Dan Simons, so they could continue the conversation we all love to talk about – FOOD!

Check out the full Bisnow article with photos from the event here!


January 28th, 2015
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Farmers Restaurant Group Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek

Businessweek feature insideIt’s been a great year for Founding Farmers, Farmers Fishers Bakers, and Farmers Restaurant Group, and when a major news publication recently wrote about us, we just have to share! We’re pleased to share the Bloomberg Businessweek feature article, “The Farm to Table Restaurant Chain,” published in the Monday, December 29 special year-end ‘Good Business Issue.’

Businessweek reporter Bob Parks went in-depth for the story, spending 2 full days with Partner and Concept Developer Dan Simons, and Partner Mike Vucurevich, and chatted with NDFU president Mark Watne to learn more about our success story and how we do what we do – provide fresh, authentic, true American farmhouse-inspired food and drink day after day, year after year. A full photo essay accompanies the article.

As we enter our 7th year for our flagship Founding Farmers location, the fourth year for MoCo’s Founding Farmers, the third year for Farmers Fishers Bakers, and as we are about to open our Founding Farmers Tysons location, we can be more proud, excited, honored, and humbled to do what we do – because of our fantastic guests, staff, and supporters. THANK YOU, everyone, and best wishes for a healthy, happy, hungry, and prosperous 2015!

December 31st, 2014
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Washington Post Mentions Farmers Fishers Bakers in an Article about Where to find Artisanal Toast in DC

First BakeIn a list of restaurants in DC where someone can find artisanal toast to fuel the new craze, The Washington Post highlights Farmers Fishers Baker’s First Bake.

First Bake offers coffee, fresh squeezed juices, and baked goods Monday through Friday from 7:30-10:00am. Try our delicious Baker’s Toast in five varieties: cranberry orange with honey butter, chocolate cherry with dulce de leche butter, 7 grain with cinnamon butter, brioche with chocolate butter, or apple walnut raisin with cream cheese and cinnamon sugar.

Check out the full list of restaurants from The Washington Post here.

December 12th, 2014
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Retro cocktails: Chief’s Bahama Mama

Mai TaiFarmers Fishers Baker’s chief mixologist Jon Arroyo tells the story behind the Chief’s Bahama Mama cocktail in this Nightclub & Bar article. Combining Rhum Clement Mahina Coco with Mount Gay Black Rum, Arroyo has created the perfect retro cocktail with a modern twist. According to Arroyo, mixology is about simplicity and quality. He shares Farmers Fishers Baker’s Chief’s Bahama Mama and Harvey Spector (a twist on the Harvey Wallbanger) recipes. Check them out on Nighclub & Bar by clicking here.

December 1st, 2014
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That’s the Spirit! Delicious Holiday Cocktails

FFRye_LeahFranklAt http://www.farmersfishersbakers.com, one of our most successful elements and appealing programs at the restaurants is the bar and beverage program, which includes expertly prepared classic cocktails for our guests, but particularly to enjoy as they celebrate the holidays with friends and family in the warm embrace of the restaurants.

From festive punch to warm, wintery concoctions, here are some of our favorite holiday-centric cocktails and beverages that will surely bring some seasonal spirit to any festive gathering.

Winter Punch is a different way to add a little island flair to your holiday with a full-bodied, rich rum punch blending spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and anise, with fresh citrus and your favorite sparkling wine. The sweetness of the rum mixes well with the added layer of spices (hint: use an aged, spiced rum of choice for ease), and the slight dryness of the wine pulls it all together.

A ‘Flip’ is a class of cocktail that traditionally features: an emulsified egg, sugar, spice (for seasonal flair think nutmeg and ginger), and a spirit of choice such as bourbon, brandy, cognac or sherry. This time of year, using bourbon as your spirit plays well with the cocktail’s spices because of the natural vanillin notes. We use our From Farm to Still™ Founding Farmers Rye Whisky!

Hot Buttered Rum is essentially just as it sounds: rum, butter, sugar, spices (such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla), and hot water. This satisfying, soothing cocktail is perfect for sipping with family and friends, especially around a fireplace or fire pit.

The Vieux Carré hails from New Orleans’ French Quarter and features cognac, rye whiskey, Benedictine liqueur, and Amaro (an Italian herbal liqueur). It’s quite the cocktail: sweet, bitter, smooth, and subtly spiced, guaranteed to warm up any frosty disposition.

And for those non-imbibers, we suggest: warm, unpasteurized cider. With the most popular of this freshly pressed juice variety being apple cider, we love the idea of making it your own by mixing in muddled fresh fruit such as an assortment of berries, pomegranates and/or pears to create a unique blend. Cheers!

December 1st, 2014
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Interior Design interviews Griz Dwight, principal of Grizform Design Architects, about Brand Identity and Farmers Fishers Bakers

FFB fireplace and booths seatingGriz Dwight, president and founder of Grizform Design Architects is a go-to architect for many restaurateurs in the Washington, DC area. Griz Dwight was the mastermind behind Farmers Fishers Bakers redesign in 2012. Using Farmers Fishers Baker’s firmly established brand identity, he was able to design a space that fit the mold. Many of the products used by Grizform Design are innovative and sustainable, such as a wall of recycled tired at Farmers Fishers Bakers. To read the full interview from Interior Design, click here.

November 20th, 2014
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3 Stars Beer Dinner, Tuesday, November 18th

3 starsJoin The Farm’s Bar & Beverage Director Jon Arroyo on Tuesday, November 18th, for a delicious evening at Farmers Fishers Bakers featuring brews from 3 Stars Brewing Company.

Executive Chef Joe Goetze has created a special five-course farm-inspired menu, paired with five of 3 Stars’ craft beers. Representatives from the DC-based brewery will be in attendance to provide tasting notes and insight into the brewing process.


Please be punctual, as dinner will start promptly at 7pm and guests who arrive late may not be seated.

Tickets are $75 per person, including tax, gratuity, and a gift bag. You can purchase you tickets here. Cheers!

Welcome Beer & Starter
Nectar of the Bogs (Cranberry Saison) ABV: 5.0%

Jack Cheese Chili Cornbread with Pumpkin Spice Butter

Second Course
Ghost IPA ABV: 5.9%

Smoked Butternut Squash Soup – Cranberry Orange Crouton

Third Course
Two to the Dome ABV: 8.0%

Green Vegetable Casserole, Beer Gruyere Cheese Fondue – Mushrooms and Shallots

Forth Course
Peppercorn Saison ABV: 6.5%

Black Peppercorn Glazed Pork Tenderloin, Smashed Yams, Crispy Bacon Brussels

Dessert Course
Desolation, Imperial Porter ABV: 9.6%

Trio of Fall Éclairs

Seating is assigned for efficiency.  If you would like to sit next to a particular person/party that purchased their tickets separately from yours, please email meaghan@vsag.com ahead of time.

We politely decline any modifications to the paired menu. Please feel free to make a reservation in our main dining room here and order a la carte to accommodate your dietary needs.  Should you have any questions, please email meaghan@vsag.com.

November 7th, 2014
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Through The Eyes of The Farmer

The Farm is a concept development and restaurant management company established on a platform of farm-inspired American true food and drink in modern, upscale casual, and eco-friendly settings. The Farm created the internationally recognized, award-winning Founding Farmers restaurant in the heart of Washington, D.C., which opened in 2008, and has been host to more than 1.2 million guests since then, as one of the most popular 'must-do' experiences in the nation's capital. The Farm works with an ongoing commitment to supporting American family farmers with exceptional culinary and mixology programs, to providing great service, to sourcing regionally and seasonally whenever possible, and to creating unique, inspired, creative, fun and inviting spaces. (read more)

Opening Hours

First Bake:
Mon – Fri, 7:30am – 10am
Lunch, Dinner, Sushi:
Mon – Wed, 11:00am – 10pm
Thurs, 11:00am – 11pm
Fri, 11:00am – midnight
Sat, 2:00pm – midnight
Sun, 2:00pm – 10pm
Farm Market Brunch:
Sat, 9:00am – 2pm
Sun, 9:00am – 2pm

Environmentally Friendly

The Farm and Founding Farmers are dedicated to environmentally friendly practices at every turn. We are proud to say that our Founding Farmers flagship location opened as Washington DC's first LEED Gold Certified restaurant, and as the first upscale-casual, full-service LEED Gold restaurant in the country. Our restaurants operate as Certified Green Restaurants through the Green Restaurant Association, and annually we offset our greenhouse gas emissions with the purchase of offset credits through Carbonfund.org. Our Montgomery County, Md. location, is 100% wind powered.

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