Americans love a good BBQ. There is just something about comfort food that warms the heart and soul. Add great friends and good libations and you have the perfect summer gathering. Two-time James Beard-Award winning Chef/Owner Art Smith of Art and Soul restaurant on Capitol Hill, prides himself providing “food for the soul” – food made with love and special attention. To celebrate the weekly appearance of Chef Smith on TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters, a reality competition where backyard barbecue fanatics battle through a series of smoky, meaty challenges for the cook-out crown, Art and Soul is bringing back its popular BarbecueFeast on the newly renovated patio starting on Thursday, August 19th.
For $25 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity), Art and Soul’s Executive Chef Travis Timberlake will offer diners a Southern-inspired barbecue experience including Sous Chef John Taub’s award winning Baby Back Ribs. Taub won the Golden Pig award at Safeway’s National Capitol Barbecue Battle earlier this year. You won’t want to miss this! Chef John takes his bbq sauce very seriously! Yesterday, he was in the restaurant at 1 a.m. to make sure that it was perfect. Chef John said, “The beef brisket might even be better than the ribs! It’s so good!” The barbecue lovers menu will be available on the patio every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. through the show finale on September 23rd, weather permitting.
The Barbecue Feast comes complete with: ½ rack of John’s Baby Back Ribs that were smoked for 2 hours and braised in pork jus for a minimum of 3 hours to ensure that they’re super tender and juicy. Enjoy four ounces of Barbecue Beef Brisket, five Grilled Carolina Barbecue Chicken Wings and the perfect side dishes including Potato Salad, Corn on the Cob, Corn Bread and a duo of bbq sauce including Carolina style and John’s Secret Barbecue Sauce. To compliment the smokiness and heat from the barbecue, Mixologist Ronald Flores has created the Smoke and Figs cocktail with bourbon, Velvet Falernum, fig puree and vanilla simple syrup available for $10.
Art and Soul’s newly renovated patio is modern yet serene. One highlight is the “BBQ Bull Matador” that provides a foodie-friendly viewing experience of the chef in action. Stylish red carpets; plush cushioned couches and chairs; and two large, and cedar topped communal tables that seat up to 20 — perfect for mingling with friends.
For fans who want to stay late to watch Chef Art help pick a winner on TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters, ArtBar will have tv’s tuned into the show every Thursday from 10 p.m. – 11 p.m.
To find out more information about the Thursday patio Barbecue Feast, please call 202-393-7777 or visit www.artandsouldc.com. Reservations are recommended.
ABOUT ART AND SOUL
Art and Soul is open for breakfast from 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Monday – Friday; lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday; and dinner is served from 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. Friday – Saturday; and Sunday Supper is from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Sunday. Art and Soul also serves Weekend Brunch from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. The 5:01 Session happy hour is available in ArtBar and on the patio from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. every Monday through Thursday.
ArtBar lounge services are from 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. The restaurant is located at The Liaison Capitol Hill, an Affinia Hotel, 415 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC. Walking distance from the Union Station metro – RED line. Reservations are recommended. To make a reservation, please call 202-393-7777. For more on Art and Soul, visit www.artandsouldc.com.