Happy Monday: Art and Soul (DC)

[ 0 ] April 19, 2010 |

Recently we visited Art and Soul to catch up with our fellow food bloggers and instantly fell in love with the outdoor patio. Complete with a bar and fire pit, the outdoor space offers plenty of room to rub elbows or to just lounge. The patio and the new “5:01 Session” inspired our Happy Monday posts this week. The 5:01 Session is an after-work happy hour that features the restaurants newest small bites and the 7:10 pairing menu with seven options for $10 each. The 7:10 pairing menu is a collaboration of food and drink items for $10 each. Pairings include the crispy duck wings w/ a 2007 Riesling Mercer Estates, Yakima Valley and House Cured Jerky paired w/ a Manhattan Cocktail. The small bites menu includes Chip Dips (*Blue Cheese, French Onion and Maryland Crab) for under $6 and Fried Green Tomatoes w/ Lemon Caper Tartar.We say stick with the Chip Dips (*The crab is a nice bite. Yum.) and a simple glass of wine. Avoid the Put Ups Martini w/ Pickled Onion, Okra, Beets and Quail Egg…entirely tooo strong, reminded us of rubbing alcohol…no bueno. The happy hour also features $4 seasonal and regional beers and about 16 wines by the glass for $7 each. Now that we got the important stuff out of the way, we can begin the work week…

The Where:

Art and Soul

415 New Jersey Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

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Category: Announcements, Food.Fun.Stuff., restaurant reviews, Washington D.C.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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