Art & Soul- Washington, DC
Craving man grub, but coerced into a romantic date night? Famed chef Art Smith comes to the rescue with his modern take on Southern nosh at the Liaison Capitol Hill restaurant.
Pay attention to the beverages in mason jars, because two of them feature raw whiskey—the lime-soaked Mark Up and strawberry-tinged Session. Order a glass to wash down fried-green tomatoes and shrimp and grits. The smoky shrimp are cooked on a sugarcane skewer, and it's these little details that elevate the flavor of the food and drinks.
415 New Jersey Ave., NW Washington, DC