Last week was pretty crazy. I didn’t eat out or go to one happy hour all week Monday through Thursday. This was another one of those attempts to save money and lose weight, and also because I couldn’t see (still can’t, very little progress being made there) and the eye drops I’ve been taking make me sick to my stomach.
I’m a pretty big fan of the happy hour, and the eating out, so this was actually a big deal.
By the time Friday rolled around, I was very happy that I had purchased a Living Social deal for a Farmers, Fishers, Bakers pop-up event.
I’m really excited for Founding Farmer’s sister restaurant to open on the Georgetown Waterfront on November 1st. The waterfront is a cool place, but the food in the area’s most lucrative spot, facing the water where creepy boat owners try to lure you onto their water crafts, quite frankly sucks.
Before the area flooded in 2011, the restaurant already existed as Farmers and Fishers, but now they’ve given the restaurant a huge makeover and added a bakery. From what I understand, anyway.
The $39 deal entitled us to two rolls, two fish and fruit pairings and two drinks. They had a Flying Dog tap takeover, and I had two beers – the Underdog and the Old Scratch. They were also making shandies from the beer and other beer/sake cocktails, but I’m not really into that sort of thing.
The first sushi plate we tried was delicious – a Chesapeake Roll and tuna with watermelon. The fish was super fresh and the flavors were simple and refreshing, with a little bit of a twist. I was a fan.
Next up was a classic spicy tuna roll and yellowtail with pineapple. Again, fresh and refreshing. I had no complaints at all.
From talking to several of the restaurant’s employees, who were working the pop-up event, I learned that the menu was created to be affordable and approachable. Compared to the overpriced, bland food that you’ll most commonly find elsewhere on the waterfront, that sounds great to me.
Sadly, the event featured nothing from the bakery and we had a hankering for dessert, so we walked over to Co Co Sala for something decadent and unnecessary.
This picture doesn’t do the Sticky Situation justice, which is warm sticky toffee pudding cake, chocolate shavings, brown butter toffee sauce, and ginger caramel ice cream. Unreal. This is the kind of place I regret discovering, because now all I want in life is to go back and try the rest of the menu.
By the end of the night I was about to pop, and very glad I saved myself for such a great meal.
Is eating out a regular or irregular experience for you? I tend to overdo it. I know this. But it’s so much funnn.