Looking for a new cocktail to add to your home mixology repertoire? Try shaking up a Founding Farmers favorite – the Organic Cucumber Delight, a refreshing blend of vodka, cucumber, and melon. Thanks to our Chief Mixologist & Beverage Director Jon Arroyo for the recipe. Bottoms up!
FOUNDING FARMERS CUCUMBER DELIGHT
1 ¼ oz. Square One Organic Vodka
¾ oz. Domaine Canton
¾ oz. lemon juice
1 oz. simple syrup
1 oz. sparkling water
2 cantaloupe balls
Instructions: Muddle 1 slice of cucumber. Add lemon juice and simple syrup. Add vodka, Domaine Canton and ice, cover and shake vigorously. Strain into a double old fashion glass, add ice, and garnish with cucumber slice and cantaloupe.
We are super-excited to report that al fresco dining is now available at our Montgomery County location!
Our seasonal patio seats 80 at tables that can hold up to six guests. Among the patio’s features:
• custom planters with lush greenery
• umbrellas that have lighting and heat lamps
• a living green wall
It’s an amazing outdoor space, and we hope to see you seated there soon!
A couple of things to note: (1) Dogs are not permitted on the patio. But that shouldn’t stop you from taking some True Food leftovers back home for your pooch to enjoy! (2) There are no reservations specifically for patio dining. Tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis: Guests with reservations and walk-in guests can request a patio table on arrival at Founding Farmers — your wait time will be subject to availability.
Now that we have two restaurants, Founding Farmers has purchased a couple of Fiat 500s to transport staff between Montgomery County and Washington, D.C. (and elsewhere, as duties and meetings require). Not only that, but we’ve wrapped the cars to make sure everyone knows they belong to us. Here’s what one looks like:
Now, it’s time for you to be on the lookout for our cars. Through June 3, we’re running the Find the FF Fiats contest: If you see one of our cars, send a picture of it to our Twitter account or post it on our Facebook page and we’ll give you a $10 Be Our Guest gift card for our Montgomery County location.
If you know Founding Farmers, then you know that we pride ourselves on our community atmosphere and our use of fresh, quality ingredients. Take a behind-the-scenes look with our concept developer and managing partner, Dan Simons, to see what True Food & Drink means to us.
Hunting for @FFBees with little dots on their back to photograph for our Spot The FFBees contest can be thirst-inducing work. Revive yourself at either Founding Farmers location through May 18 — the contest’s final day — with this honey-inspired libation by Chief Mixologist Jon Arroyo.
The lovely folks at the RAMMYS have named our D.C. location as one of five finalists for the 2012 Power Spot of the Year Award. We agree that we should be on this list — but not because we’re fortunate enough to host the well-known or the celebrated or the A-listers on a regular basis. It’s because all day, every day, we serve the most powerful people we know: you, our hungry, thirsty guests.
Now, it’s time for you to wield some of that power: The winner of this award is chosen through a public vote at this Washington City Paper webpage. You can vote from your computer (and we certainly hope you do), but you can also vote through your smartphone while visiting us 1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Why do that? When you order your first Millionaire ($12), Ward 8 ($12), Constitution ($12), or El Presidente ($9) cocktail, show your bartender or server that you’ve voted and we’ll provide you with a complimentary order of our Popcorn of the Day. Order The IMF ($24) and we’ll give you two baskets of popcorn! (Small print: Offer good for first cocktail order only.)
Today, Founding Farmers and George Washington University marked the start of the second year for @FFBees — literally. Professor Hartmut Doebel, who oversees the apiary we share with GW, and his assistants have marked a new batch of honeybees with small, colorful dots so that the bees can be tracked. You can read the full press release about the apiary, and the Founding Farmers/GW partnership, here. And watch for upcoming news about @FFBees.
In the meantime, today’s event marks the start of a new Founding Farmers contest:
Spot The FFBees!
Now through May 18, be on the lookout for bees with colorful dots on their backs. If you find one, get a picture of it and send the photo to @FFBees (and be sure to copy our Twitter account as well: @foundingfarmers) or to the Founding Farmers’ Facebook page. Every person who sends us an image receives a $10 Founding Farmers gift card, good at either location. And everyone who has sent a picture will be entered into a drawing for the grand prize: a $500 gift card!
Happy National Grilled Cheese Month! (As if you didn’t need another reason to love April.) Celebrate the occasion with our legendary Grilled Cheese sandwich, made with gruyere, white cheddar, and muenster cheeses on fresh, house-made bread and served with classic Roasted Tomato Soup. Enjoy the classic — or jazz it up with a slice of spice-brined ham. The Washington Post calls it “an ode to abundance,” while Washingtonian dubs it “a cheesy trifecta.” Why not stop by and taste it for yourself?