Art and Soul: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012


Art and Soul puts a modern spin on Southern hoe cakes. This one is topped with cured salmon, caperberries, and dill creme fraiche.

About Art and Soul


415 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
NW Northwest Dr
Silver Spring, MD

When chef/owner Art Smith worked as Oprah’s chef, her BFF Gayle King fell hard for his lemon-yogurt pancakes—and they’re indeed a terrific way to start the day. Other excellent options at his early-rising dining room in the shadow of the Capitol include a breakfast sandwich with sharp cheddar and sweet-salty maple bacon and—for lighter appetites—a fruit parfait with Greek yogurt and local honey. Monday through Friday 6:30 to 10:30 am, Saturday and Sunday 7:30 to 3:30.

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Petworth.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.