Market Watch: Little Red Fox
If the local food movement has a heartbeat, it’s at Little Red Fox in Chevy Chase. “Everything is made from scratch—unless we know a local producer does it better,” owner Matt Carr tells us. He brought on chef Anne Alfano, who makes everything from smoky hot sauce, granola, and slow-cooked apple butter to gourmet sandwiches and prepared meals. She’s a former private investigator turned culinary school grad who has cooked in acclaimed kitchens like New York’s Momofuku Ssam Bar. We snapped the young, driven pair during a recent visit.
In addition to their shelves and display cases of awesome edibles, the market has a standout espresso program showcasing Portland, Oregon’s Coava Coffee Roasters. Portland it turns out was the inspiration behind the market, and after a few minutes you can pick up on its Northwestern charm (and we’re not talking NW DC). “We have a complicated concept, but that’s what makes us unique,” Matt explains. “It also means there will only be one Little Red Fox.”