VSAG Client Wins Award for Retail Construction

VSAG client Founding Farmers has been recognized by Mid-Atlantic Construction, a bi-monthly magazine for the regional construction industry, as the 2009 Retail Project of the Year. Projects were recognized for achieving the goals set forth by the project team, overcoming significant … read more

VSAG Guides Development of Sâuçá Mobile Restaurant

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What’s one of the hottest trends in food these days?  Street food – but not any ordinary hot dog cart – today’s street food is driven by technology, great, unique foods and creative vision.  Ready to launch Washington DC’s most exciting new concept, VSAG announces the development of Sâuçá, a new concept in mobile restaurants.  VSAG has worked to develop the menus and processes behind owner Farhad Assari’s vision of bringing high-quality food to the streets.  International businessman, traveler, explorer and foodie, Assari has taken street food to a new level.  This very atypical restaurateur was inspired by the side street vendors in India, the old school food trucks in California, the railroad station vendors in Europe and the taquierias of South America, to create a new way to enjoy foods from around the world, with the convenience and fun of a serious kitchen on wheels.  The result is a great global gourmet experience with no reservations and no travel time!

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VSAG Client Recognized for Award-Winning Design

VSAG is proud to share that DC’s Greenest Restaurant Founding Farmers has been featured in Hotel Magazine’s annual Gold Key Hospitality Awards as a finalist for the 2009 Casual Dining Restaurant Awards, as one of three international projects (and the only one … read more

VSAG Pushes For Tap Water at Every Table

It’s no wonder that environmentally conscious diners think twice about ordering bottled water from the restaurants that they frequent, but for patrons of VSAG client restaurants Founding Farmers and Farmers & Fishers, there’s not bottled water available.  At least not … read more

Farmers & Fishers Celebrates Brazilian Independence

On Labor Day Monday Farmers & Fishers Sous Chef Mario Pineda appeared on the WUSA9 morning show and prepared the very popular Heritage Truck-style Fish Tacos on the air for anchor Kim Martucci in honor of Brazilian Independence Day.   Mario … read more

TIME.com & VSAG Like the Founding Farmers iPhone App!

App Home ScreenVSAG is very excited about Founding Farmers’ new iPhone App—it’s a great way to reach out to the guests and to keep the restaurant on the cutting edge, important parts in our work in restaurant management and restaurant social media.

Be among the first iPhone users that have discovered the fun, convenient way to see what’s new on the menu, make reservations and even choose a wine with dinner with the new Founding Farmers restaurant app.   This FREE app is available through the iTunes App Store, and Founding Farmers is among just a few restaurants that have seen the fun in reaching out to guests in a new way.  Even TIME magazine has noticed!… read more

VSAG Client Postive Pie 2 Voted Best Pizza in Vermont

VSAG is proud to announce the recent recognition of Positive Pie 2 as Vermont’s Best Pizza Restaurant outside Chittenden County by the Vermont Seven Daysies Annual Guide to Readers Picks. The second location for Positive Pie, Positive Pie 2 opened in 2005 and is widely recognized for its delicious made-from-scratch, hand-tossed pizzas, extensive cocktail menu, and laid back vibe often set to live music.   VSAG has worked with the restaurant since 2007 to improve overall operations, management and growth for the company. … read more

Tommy Hilfiger’s Guide to DC Includes VSAG Concept

Very cool! And guess which original LEED Gold, hip and casual farm-fed restaurant was included on his very exclusive list of top places to eat in DC? That’s right, Founding Farmers! VSAG is so proud that Founding Farmers is in this … read more

VSAG Client Cucina 39’s Pasta Sauces Land at Whole Foods

cucina39jarsInternational restaurant consulting firm VSAG announces the successful in-store market launch of our client’s Cucina 39 high-end handcrafted Italian pasta sauces by Chef Keaton Hopkins with the first release through Whole Foods stores in late summer 2009.

Chef Hopkins selected VSAG for development of the all natural and gluten-free product line as well as market research, packaging, and meeting arrangements with some of the grocery store industry’s top contacts and decision-makers to get it on store shelves.   … read more

Founding Farmers is LEED Gold!

On April 22nd, Founding Farmers and VSAG celebrated the official award and certification of the restaurant as LEED® Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). With this award, Founding Farmers is the first USGBC certified restaurant of any type … read more