Tyson's Gets Farm-Forward Food & Sun Tea
Founding Farmers has touched down in Tyson’s. While some thematic elements tie the Virginia location to its cousins in DC and Maryland, there are unique touches like a stunning sun tea room (pictured) that doubles as the space where brunch is served. Tea is steeped using sunlight in cabinets lining the windows, and there’s even a back-up plan for cloudy days. “I think we’re the only restaurant in America that has artificial light to make sun tea,” beverage director Jon Arroyo tells us. Right now it's a black tea bergamot blend.
A lunchtime visit on Monday revealed a packed house, and some diners were tackling the indulgent spicy fried chicken & Jefferson donut. If bivalves are more your thing, ogle their impressive selection of Rappahannock oysters available raw, baked and even as shooters like blood orange and vodka. Founding Farmers Tyson’s can be found at 1800 Tysons Blvd, and it serves early breakfast, lunch, dinner and a weekend Farmers Market Brunch.