One could forgive Farmers Fishers Bakers if they were a bit more nervous than others about the potential impact of Hurricane Sandy. After all, it was a flood that destroyed the original incarnation of the restaurant back in spring of 2011. They've remained closed since, but are scheduled to come back bigger and better as soon as next week.
And that plan will continue. According to spokeswoman Jennifer Motruk Loy, the restaurant is fine (waters from the Potomac hadn't crested the promenade of Washington Harbour as of this morning), and they're on track to open Nov. 7.
"Our internal schedule was working so far in advance, that even this slight disruption hasn't thrown us off course, and we'll be ready to open our doors and serve eager guests a week from tomorrow," she said.
Farmers, Fishers & Bakers is one of fall's most anticipated openings. The restaurant has more space, a bigger selection of baked goods, and a built-in pantry among its assets.
UPDATE: Young & Hungry reports that Tony & Joe's and Nick's Riverside Grill, also at Washington Harbour, should reopen by Thursday and did not experience any water damage.
[Photo: Farmers Fishers Bakers]