Behold, Farmers Fishers Bakers: one of my Georgetown obsessions. Right on the waterfront, it’s one of Georgetown’s gems (Kafè Leopold being another major one) and local favorites. They serve lunch/dinner, dessert, and brunch – which is my absolute favorite there. I first went last spring and experienced the Farmers Fishers Bakers brunch extravaganza: yogurt parfaits, salsa and guacamole, french toast, candied popcorn, salads galore, etc. It’s on a running to-do list of mine to go again and brunch at FFB. All of their ingredients are truly organic and fresh and they have a ton of vegetarian options, a rarity to find. But for now I’ll review this meal from a few weeks ago.
Name: Farmers Fishers Bakers
Location: 3000 K Street NW (Washington, D.C.)
Time: 7:30 pm
Order: St. Louis thin crust pizza ($10), Uncle Buck’s beignets ($8), hot chocolate ($4)
Review: My girlfriends and I started off with hot chocolate: a very wise decision. My grandmother makes incredible hot chocolate, so I’m accustomed to the crème de la crème of hot chocolate; this one proved a formidable opponent with its creaminess and flavor. The chocolate and milk blended together so well (no chocolate residue at the bottom) and hit the spot in the midst of the cold weather. To be completely honest, the pizza was sub-par; however, we had to eat outside in the cold (since we didn’t make reservations for a weekend dinner), so I’m assuming that the pizza would have been way tastier indoors with the maintained heat. Considering the quality of the rest of their food that I’ve tried, I’m sure it was just a fluke due to weather. I look forward to trying their deep dish pizza another time. Funny story: en route to delivering my pizza to the table, the waitress dropped a slice so the restaurant offered a complimentary dessert (another rarity). And so, the beignets were de-li-cious. Maybe not like Café du Monde, but still very enjoyable. My personal favorite sauce was the hot fudge sauce.