Posts Tagged ‘patio’

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

 

Where the beef… meets broadcast

Shawn, Me and Elaine with Chef Philippe Reininger

The weather was perfect for an afternoon lunch with the news gals here in DC. This time we gathered at the new J&G Steakhouse on 15th and Pennsylvania. As we enjoyed appetizing fried calamari and rice cracker crusted tuna we laughed about being moms and the new “Go the ___ to Sleep” book that’s all the rave these days amongst parents. When it was entree’ time we were impressed to find out that the steakhouse is vegan friendly! A couple of the gals had no problem ordering. Halibut in a scallion-spicy chili sauce was a popular pick this day. I was also happy to see they have Sips & Bites from 5-7pm on weekdays where you can get smaller portions of their dishes paired with wine at the wine bar.

MORE: Women of Good Taste Fashion Series

It was also great to chit chat with cityshopgirl turned radio host Kelly Collis who recently helped launch the new morning show on 94.7 FRESH FM. Shout out to Eun Yang for arranging the get together… really enjoyed catching up with all the girls at the table.. Anita Brikman, Lesli Foster, Elaine Reyes and Shawn Yancy!

Beautiful fruit dessert in sangria

Great patio for outside dining

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!

Clinton Portis' Mansion Hosts Fashion Bloggers

Redskin Clinton Portis kindly let new DC fashion bloggers Jennifer Fisher and Portia Hood borrow his hot Mclean pad for their launch party. More than 300 guests including WUSA9’s Brett Haber, Ski Johnson and Kate Michael attended the launch of ‘Fashion Delegate’. FD showcases rising designer stars like Tashia Senn and celebrates DC fashion trends and finds. [Photos: Vithaya Photography]

America’s Next Top Model finalist Bianca Chardei’Cynne’ Simpson, Tashia Senn join FD bloggers Portia Hood in white and Jennifer Fisher on far right.

Watch Coverage of the Launch Party on WUSA9 TV Below

 Portis gets big props for a patio like this

Nap time?

WUSA’s Brett Haber

The bar inside

Powered by WordPress