Art and Soul is visionary Art Smith's new dining venture, which opened in Washington, D.C., last month. The NRA Show mainstay recently shared some thoughts about branching out to the nation's capital and his favorites with Washingtonian.com.
• Regarding rumors he will serve fellow Chicagoan and President-Elect Barack Obama as White House chef—"'They’re just rumors, but it’s nice to hear those rumors,' is all he’ll say." Not a bad gig, if you ask us.
• Regarding how he starts his day—"'I love a good breakfast—I think it’s my most favorite meal... I love a good crab cake and an egg for breakfast.'"
• Regarding Thanksgiving—"'In the South, we don’t stuff a bird—we dress a bird. My favorite thing is my cornbread dressing... I use all cornbread, but we all use the holy trinity, which is celery, onion, and bell pepper. You need a really good, strong broth, no bouillion in there. I like to throw in turkey sausage and apple for a little sweetness. And you’ve got to have killer gravy with it.'"
And yes, he will be working his magic in-person at Art and Soul Thanksgiving night.
Are you hungry yet? Well, until you can satisfactorily satisfy your cravings tomorrow... NRA Show 2009 wishes you a very happy Thanksgiving holiday!