‘I’m still at war with this decision,’ David Chang says on his podcast Momofuku, the celebrated international restaurant group has permanently closed its D.C. restaurant, the brand announced today.
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From The Washington Post
Farm Station Café
7150 Farm Station Rd.
Warrenton, VA 20187
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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.”
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.
A wide variety of beverages are sold in bottles and cans along with self serve coffee and tea.
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.
I’m a sucker for cloth napkins. Somehow it makes the sandwich taste better.
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.
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
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
Publican Quality Bread
Outstanding Bar Program
Outstanding Chef (Presented by All-Clad Metalcrafters)
Outstanding Pastry Chef (Presented by Lavazza)
Outstanding Restaurant (Presented by S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water)
Outstanding Restaurateur (Presented by Magellan Corporation)
Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz
Boka Restaurant Group (Boka, Girl & the Goat, Momotaro, and others)
Frasca Food and Wine
Outstanding Wine Program (Presented by Robert Mondavi Winery)
Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Producer
Allagash Brewing Company
Rising Star Chef of the Year (Presented by S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water)
Kith and Kin
Best Chefs in America (Presented by Capital One®)
Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)
Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark
Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)
Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)
Best Chef: New York City (Five Boroughs)
Jody Williams and Rita Sodi
Best Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY State, RI, VT)
Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)
Best Chef: South (AL, AR, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, FL, LA, MS)
Best Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV)
Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX, UT)
Best Chef: West (CA, HI, NV)
2019 James Beard Foundation America’s Classics Honorees (Presented by American Airlines)
Garden Grove, CA
Owners: Thọ Trần and Liễu Trần
Jim’s Steak & Spaghetti House
Owners: Jimmie Tweel Carder, Larry Tweel, and Ron Tweel
A&A Bake & Double Roti Shop
Owner: Noel and Geeta Brown
Sehnert’s Bakery & Bieroc Café
Owners: Matt and Shelly Sehnert
Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse
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.
Bon Appetit’s Best Restaurants in Richmond, Virginia, America’s Next Great Restaurant-Obsessed Town. From a bakery turning out heavenly croissants to a stellar lineup of breweries, Richmond is small but mighty.
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
Austin is a lot like Charleston, there are almost too many good places to eat. Bon Appétit says:
“Yes, there is barbecue and Tex Mex, but Austin’s delicious things per capita ratio is so high that you’ll want to come for so much more—including lamb pizza, marshmallow fluff brownie, oysters, and more.”
I can’t wait for this to arrive.