José Andrés says ‘people have to eat,’ so his shuttered restaurants are now community kitchens

Every once in a while we get a glimpse of very special people among us, and sometimes they are chefs.

The chef and humanitarian says small independent restaurants could help feed America if the coronavirus gets worse.

Source: José Andrés says ‘people have to eat,’ so his shuttered restaurants are now community kitchens

Farm Station Cafe

Farm Station Café
7150 Farm Station Rd.
Warrenton, VA 20187
540-680-3276
https://www.farmstationcafe.com/

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Farm Station Café is the retail face of the well know local caterer À la Carte.  Owner Karen Baker set out to enlarge her catering operations with a new kitchen at the old Vint Hill Army base, she wisely included a Café. Chef Matt Mize has created an excellent menu which their web page describes as  “80% of our ingredients are local, pasture-raised, organic, free of GMOs, antibiotics, hormones, pesticides and chemicals. We’ve designed our menu to satisfy our broad base of customers to include vegetarians, vegans, gluten free and paleo options.”

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Most of the meals are created in a smaller Café kitchen in front of the catering kitchen to to keep everyone out of each others way.

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A wide variety of beverages are sold in bottles and cans along with self serve coffee and tea.

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On my last visit I tried the awesome Phili Cheese Steak with house-made potato chips. It’s as good as any cheese steak sandwich you can get outside of Philadelphia.

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I’m a sucker for cloth napkins. Somehow it makes the sandwich taste better.

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They have a nice selection of desserts from which to choose.  This is the best lunch spot I have found in the area since AKT Nourish closed their doors last year.  They are open 7 days a week with brunch only on Sunday. The noise level is minimal and there is plenty of outdoor seating when the weather is nice.

2019 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards

JBF Award Medallion

Congratulations to all the winners and especially our favorite chef, Patrick O’Connell. Every time we have dinned at The Inn at Little Washington he has been gracious and the food amazing.

2019 James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award

Patrick O’Connell
Five-time James Beard Award winner, 3-star Michelin chef, author, and owner of The Inn at Little Washington in Washington, VA

Best New Restaurant
Frenchette
NYC

Outstanding Baker
Greg Wade
Publican Quality Bread
Chicago

Outstanding Bar Program
Bar Agricole
San Francisco

Outstanding Chef (Presented by All-Clad Metalcrafters)
Ashley Christensen
Poole’s Diner
Raleigh, NC

Outstanding Pastry Chef (Presented by Lavazza)
Kelly Fields
Willa Jean
New Orleans

Outstanding Restaurant (Presented by S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water)
Zahav
Philadelphia

Outstanding Restaurateur (Presented by Magellan Corporation)
Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz
Boka Restaurant Group (Boka, Girl & the Goat, Momotaro, and others)
Chicago

Outstanding Service
Frasca Food and Wine
Boulder, CO

Outstanding Wine Program (Presented by Robert Mondavi Winery)
Benu
San Francisco

Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Producer
Rob Tod
Allagash Brewing Company
Portland, ME

Rising Star Chef of the Year (Presented by S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water)
Kwame Onwuachi
Kith and Kin
Washington, D.C.

Best Chefs in America (Presented by Capital One®)

Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)
Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark
Parachute
Chicago

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)
Tom Cunanan
Bad Saint
Washington, D.C.

Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)
Ann Kim
Young Joni
Minneapolis

Best Chef: New York City (Five Boroughs)
Jody Williams and Rita Sodi
Via Carota

Best Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY State, RI, VT)
Tony Messina
Uni
Boston

Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)
Brady Williams
Canlis
Seattle

Best Chef: South (AL, AR, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, FL, LA, MS)
Vishwesh Bhatt
Snackbar
Oxford, MS

Best Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV)
Mashama Bailey
The Grey
Savannah, GA

Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX, UT)
Charleen Badman
FnB
Scottsdale, AZ

Best Chef: West (CA, HI, NV)
Michael Cimarusti
Providence
Los Angeles

2019 James Beard Foundation America’s Classics Honorees (Presented by American Airlines)

Pho 79
Garden Grove, CA
Owners: Thọ Trần and Liễu Trần  

Jim’s Steak & Spaghetti House
Huntington, WV
Owners: Jimmie Tweel Carder, Larry Tweel, and Ron Tweel

A&A Bake & Double Roti Shop
Brooklyn, NY
Owner: Noel and Geeta Brown  

Sehnert’s Bakery & Bieroc Café
McCook, NE
Owners: Matt and Shelly Sehnert

Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse
Washington, D.C.
Owner: Paul Katinas

2019 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year

The Giving Kitchen
Non-profit that provides emergency assistance to food service workers through financial support and a network of community resources.

Inn at Little Washington’s Chef Wins the James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award

The James Beard Foundation will present the Inn at Little Washington chef Patrick O’Connell with its annual lifetime achievement award, the organization announced today. This well-deserved award will be presented in May.

Eater DC has the story: Inn at Little Washington’s Chef Wins the James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award