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Traditional Thanksgiving Favorites

6SX9n85Biz4bBnbYmAeVE6DcKUSB18BqX_taJ0iSfkQAt Founding Farmers, we love nothing more than relishing at the sight of a full dining room filled with our guests, their families and friends gathering together around a table to honor the traditions of the season while enjoying a fresh and delicious Thanksgiving meal.

As we prepare to welcome guests into the restaurants this Thanksgiving, we wanted to share some Thanksgiving favorites to inspire home cooks for holiday menu planning.

In the restaurants, we offer a special set menu of signature holiday options that begins with shared plates of fresh skillet cornbread and buttermilk biscuits accompanied with sea salted honey butter and seasonal preserves. For the first course, we offer the warmth of a classic butternut squash soup topped with a light drizzle of cranberry crème fraîche and fresh pumpkin seeds. If your guests prefer salad to soup, we suggest a salad of field greens accompanied by warm maple goat cheese, sliced beets, and red pear.

For the main course, go all out with a hearty offering – we do: freshly roasted turkey is topped with thick and flavorful gravy, and paired with hearty, wonderful sides of roasted chestnut cornbread stuffing, double whipped creamy red potatoes, and deliciously savory sautéed green beans with candied pieces of lemon. We also add in a halved sweet potato with pecan butter, roasted maple bacon Brussels sprouts, and garnish the plate with a large spoonful of tangy, fresh cranberry relish.

And, oh, the desserts – the best part if you ask us! We make several options from scratch, as we believe you shouldn’t have to choose just one divine dessert to end the meal (especially on Thanksgiving). Guests should save room for sharing some pumpkin, pecan, coconut cream, chocolate cream or Dutch apple caramel pie. Nearly every one of these recipes can be found in The Founding Farmers Cookbook, too – it makes a great gift!

From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving, and we look forward to seeing you in the restaurants soon.

November 1st, 2014
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FF Recipe: Cucumber Delight Cocktail

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!


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.

February 27th, 2013
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Enjoy True Food & Drink With a Free Side of Fresh Maryland Air

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.

Check out a full gallery of patio images below.

Click on an image to learn more about our patio.

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June 4th, 2012
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Capture One of our Fiats on Camera, Get a $10 Gift Card

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.

Good luck!

May 21st, 2012
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Seeing Our Business Through the Eyes of an American Family Farmer

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.

April 30th, 2012
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Revive Yourself Through May 18 With Our Limited-Time BZZ Royale Cocktail

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 BZZ Royale ($12)
– 209 Gin
– fresh lemon juice
– honey syrup
– maraschino liqueur
– orange bitters
– sparkling wine

April 24th, 2012
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2012 RAMMYS: Eat the Vote at Founding Farmers

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.)

Voting deadline: 11:59 p.m., Sunday, April 29.

Thanks for your support!

April 20th, 2012
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Founding Farmers & GW Mark the Start of @FFBees Second Year — Plus, a Contest!

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 beespotting!

Click on an image to learn more about our bees.

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April 18th, 2012
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