Tonight I had the opportunity to break bread (and meat and wine) about four blocks from the White House at a place called Founding Farmers. Â It’s a restaurant owned by the North Dakota Farmer’s Union, and it prides itself on serving things that can only be grown or raised in North Dakota. Â Located at 1924 Pennsylvania Avenue, Founding Farmers was jam-packed on a Monday evening at 8:00. Â And according to my Washington Insider, D.C. Kevin, it’s like that every night. Â Kevin is a high-roller and he made reservations for himself and a couple of TV guys from North Dakota. Â And I’m glad he did. Â Let me just cut to the chase: Â I had the Prime Rib. Â Yes, shocking, I know. Â Even more shocking: Â Top Three of All-Time. Â You know when you get Prime Rib and it has that nice coat of crusty herbs and spices and yet somehow juices are still flowing out of it? Â Yep, that was it. Â Usually on Prime Rib there is that one little end where it is very tender and unbelievable tasting. Â Well, imagine the whole piece of meat being like that. Â The Good Doctor knows exactly what I’m talking about. Â In fact, it took all of my will-power not to call or text him during the meal. Â I hope this suffices for him. Â Sometimes people will call each other after the birth of a child or other momentous life-events; Â The Good Doctor and I call each other after eating a piece of meat that is life-altering. Â It was that good.
If you ever get the chance to go to Washington, look up the Founding Farmers Restaurant. Â But plan ahead. Â It has become quite hip and trendy and word of the Prime Rib is bound to get out.