Founding Farmers | Dining in Washington, D.C.

This place is just buzzing with energy, good food and drinks and fun! If you're looking for a tasty spot for lunch, people watching and great service, Founding Farmers is the perfect place to be.

The enormous lunch menu is filled with starters, entrées and specials (don't forget about the sides!) Of course southern cuisine is a must whenever the menu offers it and the list just goes on and on from deviled eggs to sandwiches to pot roast to pastas (and so on so forth). The question is, how does one choose what to eat?! Well don't hit up this place solo. You need at least two people in order to be able to try everything. They offer chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, skillet corn bread and our favourite that day, a starter of blue cheese bacon dates (which you'll see some of these items listed below). Out of the appetizers we had (the dates, ,deviled eggs, and green fried tomatoes), the bacon wrapped dates were the best and the Chili for an entrée was great. The shrimp and grits didn't have enough grits (sadly) and there was a lot of sauce instead. The cornbread was interesting, we were just missing that typical texture of a cornbread that one would expect... it was more like a cake... (maybe you'll like that sort of thing?) 

They have a section on their menu called "Farmacy" (non alcoholic drinks) and there is a range of milkshakes to mocktails as well as their "Phosphate" which is basically soda water with a tincture of a flavour for that day. They also offer grapefruit soda - perfect for a spring/summer day! 

Overall, Founding Farmers is a great place to gather with friends or for a fun date.

Eat your heart out!  

Food: Green Fried Tomatoes, Blue Cheese Bacon Dates, Skillet Cornbread, Deviled Eggs Classic, Shrimp & Grits
Made by: Founding Farmers
Location:  1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20006

Truckeroo!

Well, who would have thought that I'd be lucky enough to experience a Truckeroo in DC. The first day of the festival, May 17th, was one of four days of the festival (the rest happen once in June, July, and August). The festival is comprised of many food trucks from the area and offer special menus or their signature dishes. The event took place at the Fairgrounds in Washington, DC. Being my first time visiting the capital of America, it was super cool to be a part of something that has been fairly new in the food world. Food trucks were never really a novelty, but now with social media and more fancy looking and appealing trucks, the food truck industry has rocketed sky-high. It's amazing how much dedication chefs put into making food in their trucks, prepping in a kitchen the day before or morning of. Serving many customers throughout the day and making them happy. The festival ran from 11am to 11pm - talk about a lot of prep to serve myself and many others! Now, the food trucks that I got to try were super tasty and a lot of fun to try. DC Empanadas was a delightful find (after doing some twitter research and reading reviews). They had a chili filled empanada and a specialty the WMD empanada. So good. The second truck was the Tapas truck -  spanish dishes that included corn fritters, and crispy calamari sticks over garlic fries. Lastly, Takorean was a very tasty twist on tacos. Kimchi and korean styled brisket were just a couple of the simple but delicious ways to make a Korean taco.

Overall, Truckeroo was a fun experience. Lots of people came out to have favourites or to try something new. It's a fun family event and the venue sold drinks separately (non-alcoholic and alcoholic). The next date for Truckeroo is June 14th! If you're in DC, be sure to go check it out! You can take a look at the website here where they will tell you everything you need to know and which trucks will be at each event.