Whether you cozy up in a private booth or nestle into a lounge chair by the fireplace, the warm gold walls, mismatched antiques, and oriental rugs make Farmers Gastropub feel more like a cool house rather than a pub. International flags hang from the walls, and ceilings speak to the
sports fans who come to watch events like the World Cup. Owners Bill and Christina Griffith cater to people with a passion for fresh, local, and organic food and drink. Christina, who grew up on her family’s Ozarks farm, and Bill, who was born in Lincolnshire, England, are close friends with the local farmers who supply them with grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, and in-season fruits and veggies. Try the flaky fish and chips made with long-line-caught North Pacific Cod or the Ploughman’s lunch, which consists of a hunk of cheddar cheese served with pickled onions, relish crudités, and bread. An eclectic beer selection draws crowds here on weeknights. For those with a hankering for something more elegant, the adjacent bistro dining room features a prix fixe menu.
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By Tanja Kern
Article originally published in August 2010.