Founding Farmers: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012

A healthy start at Founding Farmers: the veggie-loaded egg-white omelet. Photography by Scott Suchman.

Who’d have thought ten years ago that Washington’s power elite
would gather for morning meetings at a farm-to-table restaurant with a
name so folksy and earnest it sounds like a parody? Yet you’re likely to
spot a few boldface names digging into stacks of blueberry pancakes or
brioche French toast with brandied crème anglaise. Lighter fare includes
the satisfying Drag Through the Garden, a vegetable-packed egg-white
omelet with cheddar, and a yogurt parfait with oats, nuts, and whatever
fruit is in season. The Potomac location may not boast many heavy hitters,
but in warmer weather you can dine on a patio festooned with flowers and
herbs. Monday through Friday 7 to 11 am, Saturday and Sunday 9 to 2 (DC)
and 9 to 1 (Potomac).

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