Posts Tagged ‘Art & Soul’

Art & Soul Closes Today for Renovations

Fresh off hosting the Chef's Ball this weekend, Art & Soul at The Liaison Capitol Hill is closing today through Feb. 18 for a makeover. The renovations of celebrity chef Art Smith's restaurant aim to create "an indoor urban market feel." (Yes, farmhouse chic is still trendy.) Instead of carpet, herringbone wood flooring will be used throughout the […]

Celebrity Chefs and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the Chef’s Ball

Chefs, foodies, and even a couple celebrities gathered at The Liaison Hotel late Saturday night for the Inaugural Chef's Ball. Here's who we spotted, what was worth eating, and why this ball was not a snoozer: The Chefs: Art & Soul chefs Art Smith and Wes Morton co-chaired the event, while Toki Underground's Erik Burner-Yang, […]

Prelude To Cochon: Art and Soul’s Wes Morton Heads To The Country For Pig Practice, Cajun Style

Let's dispense with the full disclosure right away: In the aftermath of Wednesday’s gripping Reviewgate controversy, I feel compelled to note that this is not a restaurant review. It’s the recounting of a boucherie, a traditional Cajun pig slaughter and roast, which I attended on Sunday in the shadow of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, about […]

Can Scott Drewno Repeat As D.C.’s Pork King?

The local, um, leg of Cochon 555, aka "The Pork Olympics," is coming up April 22. Today, organizers announced this year's cheftestants who, as the Post reports, will compete to break down whole pigs into the best bite-sized dishes. Last year's victor, The Source's Scott Drewno, will return to defend his title against, among others, […]

Let The Good Times Roll: Places Extending Restaurant Week

Get Enzo Fargione's cooking, at discounted prices, through Jan. 24 at Teatro Goldoni. I know, I know. You've got a million excuses why you haven't been able to do Restaurant Week. Your kid's sick. You've got too much work to do. Your car needs repairs. Your stars are out of alignment. Well, a number of restaurants are giving you a second chance […]

Best of D.C.: Which New Restaurant Deserves Top Honors?

The editors (aka, the Meat Grinders) are busy putting the final touches on this year's Best of D.C. issue, even though all the picks have already been made, including a large number in the Food & Drink section. Personally, if you ask me, too much emphasis is placed on the Best Restaurant category. Seriously, do […]