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Dinner party and the pig

Nothing like some gourmet suckling pig wrapped in crackle to be a reason to congregate! I enjoyed hanging with women leaders in media and business at Art and Soul near Capitol Hill. Executive Chef Wes Morton wowed the crowd of friends with his 4 courses family style dinner. It included an heirloom melon salad and the milk fed pig with egglplant casserole. There was also a local cheese board with fresh honey comb. Apparently honey is the new thing to pair cheese with these days!

Blackbird PR’s Diana Biederman with Allison Butler of Reuters

With the fabulous Carol Joynt

Milk fed pig wrapped with crackle

Local cheese board

Restaurant Week: Just say “XOXO”

Grab your spoon and fork. Restaurant week is in full swing DC. Here’s a tip for one of OMG’s favorite spots  Art & Soul.  Now through August 28th Art Smith’s famous restaurant (with rockin’ patio) is offering 3-course world class foodfor a fixed price all week.

Mention ‘XOXO’ during breakfast and receive 50% off of Art Start menu items or do it during Sunday brunch and get a round of free mimosas or bloody marys.

MORE: Participating Restaurants

 

Patio Party: Art & Soul Welcomes Chef Wes

We caught up with celebrity Chef Art Smith (Oprah’s former!) at his yummy eatery Art & Soul on Capitol Hill.

MORE: Cocktail Reception for Art & Soul’s New Chef

Smith who lost more than 100 pounds is changing up his menu reflect living well.  To cut the fat but keep the flavor he brought in new Executive Chef Wes Morton (formerly of Againn) who hails from Louisiana. To toast the new lighter taste… foodies and even Food Network stars celebrated with small bites and southern cocktails on Art & Soul’s popular patio. Watch WUSA9 Thursday morning for more from the party!

Chef Art Smith, Carol Joynt and Mike Hydeck

Chloe Thompson & Kara Batt

Executive Chef Wes Morton

The Next Food Network Star’s Mary Ann Bryant

Quanicia Alston, Beatrice Livioco and Tricia Barba

Art’s patio named one of the top spots to eat outside in America!

White House Pet Correspondents Night

Sassy pet expert Wendy Diamond from Animal Fair magazine once again hosted her annual White House Pet Correspondents benefit. Held at Art & Soul on Capitol Hill the evening was dedicated to Pets 2 Vets or P2V– and organization that connects returning veterans with pets to help with daily task and morale. Our gals Sophie & Katherine from TLC show DC Cupcakes were there as well as John McLaughlin. We also so Bo Obama— well kind of!

Sophie, Wendy & Katherine

The Bo Imposter

Former Miss DC Jen Corey and friends

"Coleman's Juice" is top cocktail at Artini 2011

12 of DC’s best mixologists competed to create the most delicious and artistic martini. Each martini was showcased on their ‘Feature Night’ throughout March, but the moment of truth arrived at Artini.

CLICK TO WATCH COVERAGE ON WUSA9 MORNING SHOW

The Critics’ Choice winner was announced late evening- Ronald Flores of Art and Soul with William Christenberry sculpture inspired ‘Coleman’s Juice’. The Gentleman Jack Tennessee whiskey based drink was garnished with a homemade Slim Jim and had a smokey flavor. Corcoran Art Gallery by trade was transformed into an upscale party by night with Washingtonians in their best cocktail dresses sampling each martini.

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