Founding Farmers

Address: 1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

At Founding Farmers, expect a 40 minute to an hour wait; reservations are a must (they take them up to two months in advance). FF is a place that serves farm-fresh products, fully supporting the green movement. The line spills out onto the sidewalk, indicating that this is the place to eat at. 

I ordered the fried chicken and waffles with eggs, plus their signature New Orleans stuffed French toast a la banana fosters. The waffles were soft but had crispy edges. When the syrup hit the waffle, it filled each gorge, making for a perfect all-over sweetness. The chicken had the right amount of seasoning but was slightly dry. The moist, scrambled eggs straight out of a Julia Childs recipe.

The New Orleans styled stuffed French toast a la banana foster was, for a lack of a better word, slammin! The long, square-shaped entrée came filled with vanilla crème and had a perfectly burnt outer crust. Once topped with powdered sugar, slices of banana, and maple cinnamon syrup, the French toast became complete. My mouth waters each time I think back to the meal.

No wonder there's such a long wait! Well played, Founding Farmers, well played.