Posts Tagged ‘Jon Arroyo’


Chief Mixologist Jon Arroyo in Express Night Out

Express Night Out had a great writeup yesterday of the finalists in this year’s Mixology/Beverage Program of the Year finalists for the 2011 RAMMY Awards, including Founding Farmers. And hey, who’s that featured at the top of the article? Our very own Jon Arroyo, whose custom cocktail for the RAMMYs, the Citros Gengibre, is available for your drinking pleasure now through June 20. Nice photo, Jon!

June 7th, 2011
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We’re a RAMMY Finalist Again!

Founding Farmers is pleased as Pisco Punch to say that we’ve been named as a finalist in the 2011 RAMMYS Mixology/Beverage Program. All credit goes to Executive Bar Chef Jon Arroyo, whose creativity and vision behind the bar have put us in the running for a RAMMY award in this category for the second year in a row.

Beginning today, and continuing through June 20, he’ll be serving a special off-menu concoction: The Citros Gengibre, a tasty mix of Tres Generations Tequila, house-made ginger beer, grapefruit bitters and juice, and other tidbits. Be sure to ask your server or bartender for it by name. Along with the drink you’ll have the opportunity to vote for the cocktail as a “fan favorite” in the 2011 RAMMYS. You’ll also be entered into a drawing for two tickets to attend the awards ceremony, which takes place on Sunday, June 26. Bottoms up!

May 31st, 2011
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Washington City Paper “Best of” Voting Now Live

Show some love for your favorite DC spot by voting for us in one or all four categories. Voting closes on March 15. Founding Farmers is also nominated for best brunch on Best of Metromix Washington, DC.

February 18th, 2011
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Award-winning Burgers and Libations at Founding Farmers

Founding Farmers is to proud to be recognized among Washington’s best in burgers and libations this February. Winner of AOL City Guide for Best Cocktail in DC, Founding Farmers was featured among such famous local institutions like Ben’s Chill Bowl and the Old Ebbitt Grill. Our delectable Frisco Burger was also the recipient of FAN 106.7’s Battle of the Beltway Burger. On February 13th, Parker and Parker crowned Founding Farmers on air as the ultimate DC burger after a long and fierce competition against Elevation Burger and Urban Burger. Just another reason to get down to Foggy Bottom this winter and explore our award winning menu!

February 17th, 2011
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Jon Arroyo Set to Compete in the Quill Cocktail Competition

This Sunday, Chief Mixologist Jon Arroyo will take on five other top Washington mixologists in a cocktail combat. Contestants will have 20 minutes to concoct a drink using Jefferson’s signature bourbon.

Battlegrounds are in the Jefferson Hotel Quill Lounge. Tickets to the event are $50 and include passed cocktails and snacks beginning at 2:00 pm. At 3:00 pm, the battle begins, guests will sample the goods, and only one mixologist will reign supreme. Good luck, Jon!

January 12th, 2011
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Washington’s Best Food and Cocktail Pairings at Spirit of the Festival

Herb-crusted rotisserie chicken paired with the Dolores Dulces cocktail, a soon-to-be menu feature

Founding Farmers is one of just five restaurants to be showcased at the inaugural prelude event to the International Wine & Food Festival in February. On November 30, Chief Mixologist Jon Arroyo and Executive Chef Al Nappo will team up at Spirit of the Festival and use Patron XO Café to create a unique cocktail and food pairing. This week, the duo gave DC food journalists and bloggers a first taste of the pairing.

The Dolores Dulces cocktail features Patron XO Café, cognac, cherry brandy, egg white and a garnish of fresh grated nutmeg. The rich and delicious concoction pairs nicely with Chef’s herb-crusted rotisserie chicken with Maryland kale, cabbage and pears sautéed in Patron XO Café. Founding Farmers will feature the Dolores Dulces for a limited time after the competition.

November 12th, 2010
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Jon Arroyo Featured in James Beard House Dinner in NYC

On August 10, Jon Arroyo, the cocktail mastermind behind Alembic Cocktail Catering and the Founding Farmers and Farmers & Fishers mixology programs, served a signature cocktail at the James Beard House in New York City.

A handful of Washington, DC’s most talented chefs and mixologists, all RAMMY nominees, presented their dishes at this prestigious event. Jon served his RAMMY cocktail, “Play It Again, Jim.” The unique twist on a traditional daiquiri is made with Jim Beam Rye Whiskey, lime juice, Luxardo Maraschino, grenadine and Angostura bitters.

August 16th, 2010
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Chef Al Nappo and Chief Mixologist Jon Arroyo at Chef’s Best

More than 50 DC celebrity chefs and mixologists turned out to serve their signature dishes for Chef’s Best on June 14. This annual fundraiser marked the 20th anniversary of Food & Friends, a charitable organization that provides food and nutrition counseling to people with life-challenging illnesses.

Executive Chef Al Nappo prepared and served Founding Farmers’ house-made blue crab ravioli in tomato basil butter with goat cheese.  From sister restaurant, Farmers & Fishers, his team also served gazpacho with tortilla strips and chocolate-covered bacon lollipops.

Jon Arroyo, Chief Mixologist for both restaurants and Alembic Cocktail Catering, served a refreshing summer cocktail. The Alembic Summer Punch Royale is a delicious combination of Pisco, Cointreau, pineapple juice, lime, lemon and a little sparkling wine.

The chefs, food, cocktails and the auction surely made this a night to remember.

June 15th, 2010
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