Farmers Fishers Bakers

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I had the opportunity to dine at FFB’s in DC this past week.  The setting is gorgeous-right on the Washington Harbour and Georgetown Waterfront.  The food was delicious as well.  Sort of the perfect combo for a great night out!

Some facts about the restaurant from their website.

  • It’s owned by American family farmers that belong to the North Dakota Farmers Union.

  • Their menu is “crafted on a foundation of seasonal ingredients from abundant and healthy sources, and the sushi bar is constantly adjusting its offerings to meet and exceed the standards of sustainable seafood”.

  • Their “interior is designed and enhanced by North American artisans – from individually handcrafted chairs to our interlocking wood ceiling hand-installed by Canadian woodworkers, to our one-of-a-kind American flag mural and welcome desk mural, installed onsite by regional artists.”

  • “ Above all, Farmers Fishers Bakers seeks to honor and respect the strong values of the farmers who grow our food and the folks that harvest it, while celebrating the independent spirit of craftspeople and artisans from across the country.”

I was very impressed by how many local items were featured, and how much of their menu is prepared in house.  Here’s what we enjoyed:

Brick Oven Pretzels with Pimento Cheese, BBQ Mustard, Sour Cream & Onion Dips

Pretzels & dips were excellent!  Pretzels came out still hot, crispy on the outside, tender & light on the inside.  The pimento cheese has a little kick from jalapeno, and the bbq mustard has a great horseradish bite to it.  And they made the onion dip right-starting with caramelizing the onions!

Authentic Field Tacos: Fried White Fish on a Sweet Corn Cake

Other options for the taco fillings include Chicken, Pork Belly, Marinated Steak, Pulled Pork, Beer Braised Beef & Plancha Tuna.  Tortilla choices included Fresh Masa Puffy Corn Taco or Griddled Flour Tortilla.  The taco was topped by dates, mango, radishes & peanut cider slaw.  Amazing flavor combo!

Shrimp Scampi, Gnocchi, Leafy Greens

‘Caroline White Shrimp’ with Potato Gnocchi in a rich, velvety Garlic Lemon Sauce…with enough Sautéed Spinach to make it seem like maybe what you were consuming is actually healthy.  Then there was the Grilled Bread to sop up the extra sauce.  It’s all about balance, right??

I highly recommend FFB!  Again, setting & food can’t be beat.  You feel good about having helped the environment & American family farmers after eating all the local/sustainable deliciousness.  And prices were the best I’ve seen anywhere in DC!  I was amazed at the quality & quantity of food for a very reasonable price!!!  Check it out!

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