Farmers & Fishers: My Favorite New Restaurant
When my boyfriend and I walked into the bar of Farmers & Fishers this past Saturday evening, we were assuming to get another quick bite to eat before heading home. What we didn’t expect was the overall experience we would get whilst dining there.
For those of you who have never been to this restaurant or have never heard of it, it sits on the Georgetown Waterfront, amongst the usual favorites: Sequoia’s and Tony and Joe’s. It’s an organic place with something on the menu for everyone. The food there is so fresh and so full of taste that I found myself repeating the words, “This is amazing” over and over again.
The first order of business was finding something to drink – in this case, something warm, as I was too stubborn to wear a coat, literally in denial about the temperature outside. We requested Irish Coffees with Baileys, something our bartender refused to do. He said that if he was going to make an Irish Coffee, it would be done the right way. This is how we came to meet F&F’s Chief Mixologist and Restaurant Consultant, Jon Arroyo. Jon has an awesome story of how his life transpired. He was a trained actor who found himself in DC, becoming well-known for his creative (and rather tasty) drink menus and natural talent for advising restaurants on their bar concepts. (You may have also seen him at Artini.) We spent quite a bit of time chatting after our meal.
Our first course (out of two) was chocolate bacon lollipops. I’ve NEVER dipped bacon in chocolate and I’d happily do it again. The bacon was thick (although it could have been a bit crispier) and the chocolate was the perfect amount of sweet. It was an interesting taste that seemed to cancel each other out, yet oddly tasty at the same time.
Our second course was just as great, if not better. I chose the grilled corn tortilla tacos with a chicken, granny smith apple and feta mixture, while my boyfriend chose the organic roasted half chicken with vegetables. Again, all of it fresh and all of it amazing. I don’t believe I’ve ever been so excited to eat tacos in my life, nor so eager to go back and eat them again.
I’d highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking to try some good food in a great section of town.