By Ben Adler
I’m not one to usually praise the dining options in D.C. And with good reason. But I’ve been twice now to a very solid restaurant called Founding Farmers. Granted, they made us wait 20 minutes past our reservation time for a table. And, granted, the service both times has left much to be desired. Forgotten appetizers, and no returning to offer a second drink are only two of the offenses. But D.C. restaurants always have bad service unless they are over-priced tourist traps.
At least at Founding Farmers the food is good. I cannot be bothered to remember what their shtick is (organic? it’s certainly not locally grown, it’s not a seasonal menu.) What I can remember is that the food is tasty in an unfussy way. The bacon lollies — they are cooked with brown sugar, are decadently scrumptious. The short rib was superb, as was my cousin’s pot roast, and my salad. Don’t get the roast beef, which is underwhelming. But I appreciated the extensive and reasonably priced menu, and saw any number of things I would like to go back and try. Hopefully they’ll remember to bring them to me.