Art and Soul looks to locals for coffee, eggs and decor

March 27, 2013

It's been a month since Capitol Hill's Art and Soul debuted its new look. Earlier this week, Eater gave us a glance at its new menu. And last night, the restaurant let everyone know where all of the good stuff on that menu was coming from: For the restaurant's official reopening last night, chefs Art Smith and Wes Morton hosted an artisan's fair that invited guests to mingle with the restaurant's providers and sample food from their farms, mills and shops.

Chefs Wes Morton and Art Smith prepare boudin-stuffed quail with sweet potato in a demonstration at the reopening of Art & Soul. (Maura Judkis/for The Post)
Chefs Wes Morton and Art Smith prepare boudin-stuffed quail with sweet potato in a demonstration at the reopening of Art & Soul. (Maura Judkis/for The Post)

Those deviled eggs? They're from Full Cellar Farm in Jefferson, Md. Tea comes from Capital Teas, and coffee is roasted by Ceremony, both of Annapolis. Smooth Ambler spirits can be found behind the bar, while the latter ingredient of shrimp and grits comes from Geechie Boy Mill in Edisto Island, S.C. As for the dining room's new look? It may be the most locally-sourced of all, with fixtures from Logan Circle's Miss Pixies.

Art and Soul still has seats available for its Easter brunch buffet ($55) and prix-fixe dinner ($45) on Sunday -- an opportunity to try the grits and eggs in the sleek new setting.

Art & Soul's new look. (Maura Judkis/for The Post)
Art & Soul's new look. (Maura Judkis/for The Post)
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