Amanda's Appetizers · Amanda's GF Appetite · Gluten Free · Restaurant Review

Founding Farmers

For New Years and the long weekend, Brandon and I went down to Washington DC. We wanted a change of pace and one of Brandon’s oldest friends lives there. It was a win win. Over the next few days, I’ll recap our trip.

On New Years Eve, we went to a popular restaurant, Founding Farmers, for dinner. They are a completely sustainable restaurant and all of their food is farm to table.

I had a feeling that the restaurant would be able to accommodate my food allergies even though there wasn’t a separate gluten free menu online (I checked before we went). I asked the waiter if there was a gluten free menu when we got to the restaurant and he brought it right over!

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One side of the menu had all of the options that were gluten free and the other side had dishes that could be made gluten free. I thought it was an interesting concept. Since it was NYE, I decided to order from the actual gluten free menu and not take any changes.

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Brandon and I split the glazed bacon lollis for an appetizer. It was bacon on skewers covered in a  maple syrup and brown sugar glaze. It was delicious. The bacon was crispy and the glaze complimented it perfectly.

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For my dinner, I ordered the center cut 8oz filet (it’s NYE) with green beans and fall succotash (butternut squash, brussel sprouts and parsnips).

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The filet was seasoned very well. I asked for it to be cooked medium and it was more medium well. The green beans and succotash were impeccable. I ate them in about 2 minutes.

I really enjoyed my food. It had nice and clean flavors. Have you eaten at Founding Farmers? How was your experience?

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