NOTABLE FOODIES REVEAL THEIR FAVORITE LOCALLY SOURCED OR HANDCRAFTED EATS-AND WHERE TO FIND THEM AROUND TOWN.
BY LAURA MULLENWashington-area residents are lucky to live in a region where fresh seafood from the Eastern Shore is a regular delicacy and dairy, produce, and meat are easily sourced from local farms. We asked local foodies to dish on their favorite places to dine on high-quality, locally sourced meals.
Beuchert’s Saloon on Capitol Hill sources their chicken, eggs, and a good amount of their produce from East Oaks Organic Farm in Poolesville, Maryland—which is actually run by the family of one of Beuchert’s owners, Brendan McMahon. The list of house-made items is seemingly endless: pastas, pickles, charcuterie, sausages, pie crusts, ice creams and sorbets, and dessert syrups. When they first opened, they were featuring a fresh orange soda that was surprisingly divine for such a simple concept. They now have a strawberry soda that is, somehow, even yummier. Everyone—from the owners Brendan, August, and Nathan to Executive Chef Drew Markert to the bartenders and busboys—always makes me feel totally at home here.
623 Pennsylvania Ave. SE,