SOTD Eats: Founding Farmers

During our Valentine’s Day stay in DC Chris and I went to one of my favorite restaurants- Founding Farmers.

Founding Farmers has an interesting story in that it is owned by over 40,000 farming families. As someone who grew up in a rural farming community, I love this! The restaurant is supplied daily by those families and the ingredients are as fresh as possible- straight off the farm! The dishes are made from scratch in house with ingredients grown with love.

Not only do they support the farming community through their ingredients but they have many initiatives that they strive to fufill like sustainability and giving back to the community. Check out their website HERE to learn more about what they are doing for the community and their patrons.

Chris and I arrived for our reservation about 15 minutes early and saddled up to the bar to get a cocktail. I ordered the Fraise Fling which was vodka, strawberries, lychees, agave, and prosecco. It was delicious and so refreshing!


We waited a few more minutes before being seated. The only thing I don’t like about Founding Farmers is the seating arrangements. Tables are so close to one another that it’s impossible to have an intimate evening or a private conversation. However, we made the most of it and chatted with the folks on one side of us. They were from Philadelphia and doing a quick Valentine’s Day trip just like us.

We started with the skillet cornbread and bacon wrapped dates. I didn’t try the dates because they had cheese inside but Chris said they were unlike anything he’s ever tasted and in the best way possible.


The skillet cornbread was nothing short of amazing in my opinion. It was moist but not too moist and the little pieces of corn added to the texture. I may have eaten more than I’d like to admit.


For my entire I got the Rotisserie Chicken with red potatoes and green beans. The chicken was so tender and fell right off the bone.



Chris got the Sausage Mushroom Gnocci and devoured it. There was not a drop left on his plate.


We were too stuffed from dinner to get dessert but our friends next to us got the beignets which are made to order. We were tempted to relive our time in New Orleans and order some but decided to not over do it.

We are already planning a time to come back and try something else on the menu!



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  • Lauren

    Oh I had forgotten about the cornbread skillet! I want to go back there SO badly!!

  • Annie

    This looks so amazing! Especially that cornbread. I’m a sucker for cards. Looks like you both had a GREAT time! (:

  • Macy Volpe

    Oh my goodness, this all looks and sounds amazing!! I need to go there!