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Founding Farmers, Part Deux: Potomac location doesn’t disappoint

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Most of the time, sequels are not as good as the original.  That’s not the case with Founding Farmers‘ second location in Potomac, MD.  Thanks to my dear friend “Lady Red,” I had the opportunity to dine there this past weekend for their “soft” opening. (Grand opening today).  I was pleased to find the same great food and interesting drinks that have drawn me time and time again to the restaurant’s original location in Foggy Bottom.  As an added treat for MoCo peeps, the Potomac location (unlike the Foggy Bottom locale) hosts an “afternoon social” (or tea) weekdays from 2 to 5 pm.

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Restaurant Review: America Eats Tavern – Best for a cocktail, some learning, and supporting the National Archives

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I’m a fan of Jaleo and Zaytinya and of José Andrés generally.  So it hurts a little to say this, but I don’t know what to make of America Eats Tavern, the newest José Andrés restaurant to join Penn Andrés Quarter.  Wait, I take that back.  I think America Eats is a good way to support the National Archives and learn a little about our country’s culinary history while enjoying a cocktail.  I guess my dilemma is that America Eats seems to pale in comparison to Andrés’ other restaurants.  The food is just “okay,” relatively speaking.  One of Andrés’ many skills is his ability to create a menu with a variety of small plates that can be mixed and matched easily to form a complete meal.  You’ll understand, then, why I was surprised to find myself asking how am I supposed to make a meal out of these dishes?  Now, I know that America Eats is not a tapas-style restaurant.  Yet, it seems to be having some sort of identity crisis, hovering somewhere between a tapas-style restaurant and the rest, but missing key components of each.   I’ll explain more.  Keep reading!