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#LadyBoss : A Special Series on the Women Who Lead the Old Town Boutique District : Story Three

#LadyBoss : A Special Series on the Women Who Lead the Old Town Boutique District : Story Three

*The #LadyBoss Series is sponsored by Jason Mandel Real Estate – Washington Fine Properties: Every home has a unique story and Jason Mandel & Washington Fine Properties would be honored to tell yours.*  We continue our #LadyBoss special summer series on the women who lead the Old Town Boutique District with our third featured star, Amy Rutherford, […]

People to Know / Punch Profiles: SER’s Executive Chef and Co-Owner, Josu Zubikarai

People to Know / Punch Profiles: SER’s Executive Chef and Co-Owner, Josu Zubikarai

  By Punch Contributor Melinda Contreras  If you are a fan of cider like I am, you’ll think SER Restaurant in Arlington created the “TXOTX” Ritual Dinners just for you. The four-course family style dinner, which includes “all-you-can-catch” cider, takes place every Wednesday through August 26th. The family style dinner is actually quite intimate, as there are […]

“Ready. Raise. Rise.” Flag Raising Winner :  Alan Nelson, Colorectal Cancer Survivor

“Ready. Raise. Rise.” Flag Raising Winner : Alan Nelson, Colorectal Cancer Survivor

There is a national movement happening on the inter webs and it’s call Ready. Raise. Rise. This campaign aims to raise awareness about Immuno-Oncology, a rapidly evolving area of cancer research, and empower individuals to make a difference by raising money for patient advocacy groups that support people fighting cancer. In fact, actor Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family”) […]

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj of Knightsbridge Restaurant Group

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj of Knightsbridge Restaurant Group

No, none of the esteemed, revered, rewarded and respected restaurants of Ashok Bajaj’s Knightsbridge Restaurant Group are Punch Partners, and that’s ok. Seriously, it is. I hold strong appreciation for each of these fine dining  properties and him just the same. In fact, I was recently asked by WHERE Traveler Washington, D.C. to describe a […]

Comic-Confidential: SDCC 2015 in Review

Comic-Confidential: SDCC 2015 in Review

Our Film Critic Cinema Siren went to San Diego Comic-Con so you didn’t have to. She’s magnanimous that way. Actually, she had two panels to moderate, art clients to meet, press to conduct, (like her interview with the cast and director for “Pride and Prejudice” and “Zombies”) and general mayhem to avoid or choose to […]


Beauty & Health

Summer Means Sun: What You Need to Know about Sun PROTECTION

Summer Means Sun: What You Need to Know about Sun PROTECTION

Summer means SUN, let’s face it. Pause. Well, let’s not literally face it – the sun that is. But if you have to, with today’s strong rays and risk of over exposure which can cause not only burning, severe permanent damage, and heaven forbid, skin cancer, we do turn toward the experts for guidance. Plastic […]

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From the Founder

From the Founder: Life So Far with #FrasierthePup

From the Founder: Life So Far with #FrasierthePup

This past Sunday marked two full weeks since Frasier the Pup entered my world and yes, as cheesy as it sounds, saved me. My life has turned right side up, not upside down (I thank my dear long time friend Tien Wong for that correction). I have never before felt such an overwhelming degree of […]

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Arts & Culture

Comic-Confidential: SDCC 2015 in Review

Comic-Confidential: SDCC 2015 in Review

Our Film Critic Cinema Siren went to San Diego Comic-Con so you didn’t have to. She’s magnanimous that way. Actually, she had two panels to moderate, art clients to meet, press to conduct, (like her interview with the cast and director for “Pride and Prejudice” and “Zombies”) and general mayhem to avoid or choose to […]

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People to Know

People to Know / Punch Profiles: SER’s Executive Chef and Co-Owner, Josu Zubikarai

People to Know / Punch Profiles: SER’s Executive Chef and Co-Owner, Josu Zubikarai

  By Punch Contributor Melinda Contreras  If you are a fan of cider like I am, you’ll think SER Restaurant in Arlington created the “TXOTX” Ritual Dinners just for you. The four-course family style dinner, which includes “all-you-can-catch” cider, takes place every Wednesday through August 26th. The family style dinner is actually quite intimate, as there are […]

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#LadyBoss : A Special Series on the Women Who Lead the Old Town Boutique District : Story Three

#LadyBoss : A Special Series on the Women Who Lead the Old Town Boutique District : Story Three

*The #LadyBoss Series is sponsored by Jason Mandel Real Estate – Washington Fine Properties: Every home has a unique story and Jason Mandel & Washington Fine Properties would be honored to tell yours.*  We continue our #LadyBoss special summer series on the women who lead the Old Town Boutique District with our third featured star, Amy Rutherford, […]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles: SER’s Executive Chef and Co-Owner, Josu Zubikarai

People to Know / Punch Profiles: SER’s Executive Chef and Co-Owner, Josu Zubikarai

  By Punch Contributor Melinda Contreras  If you are a fan of cider like I am, you’ll think SER Restaurant in Arlington created the “TXOTX” Ritual Dinners just for you. The four-course family style dinner, which includes “all-you-can-catch” cider, takes place every Wednesday through August 26th. The family style dinner is actually quite intimate, as there are […]

read more

“Ready. Raise. Rise.” Flag Raising Winner : Alan Nelson, Colorectal Cancer Survivor

“Ready. Raise. Rise.” Flag Raising Winner :  Alan Nelson, Colorectal Cancer Survivor

There is a national movement happening on the inter webs and it’s call Ready. Raise. Rise. This campaign aims to raise awareness about Immuno-Oncology, a rapidly evolving area of cancer research, and empower individuals to make a difference by raising money for patient advocacy groups that support people fighting cancer. In fact, actor Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family”) […]

read more

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj of Knightsbridge Restaurant Group

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj of Knightsbridge Restaurant Group

No, none of the esteemed, revered, rewarded and respected restaurants of Ashok Bajaj’s Knightsbridge Restaurant Group are Punch Partners, and that’s ok. Seriously, it is. I hold strong appreciation for each of these fine dining  properties and him just the same. In fact, I was recently asked by WHERE Traveler Washington, D.C. to describe a […]

read more

Comic-Confidential: SDCC 2015 in Review

Comic-Confidential: SDCC 2015 in Review

Our Film Critic Cinema Siren went to San Diego Comic-Con so you didn’t have to. She’s magnanimous that way. Actually, she had two panels to moderate, art clients to meet, press to conduct, (like her interview with the cast and director for “Pride and Prejudice” and “Zombies”) and general mayhem to avoid or choose to […]

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things : Wine & Art : August 2nd at Paradise Springs Winery

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things : Wine & Art : August 2nd at Paradise Springs Winery

We at the Punch along with our Partners Pinot’s Palette of Dulles and Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation, invite you to a Sunday Funday at Paradise Springs Winery on Sunday, August 2nd from 2pm-5pm. Enjoy a wine tasting and view Pinot’s Palette original paintings which are for sale (the artists have been working tirelessly with their […]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles: Dancer and Choreographer, Sarah Ewing

People to Know / Punch Profiles: Dancer and Choreographer, Sarah Ewing

By Punch Contributor Melinda Contreras Not too long ago, we profiled Alexandra Nowakowski, Executive Director of CityDance, who spoke about the importance of education through dance. One of the several programs she spoke about was the Onstage Ignite Program, which is like a residence artist program offering local DC artists and emerging choreographers support in producing, presenting, and […]

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Film Review : “Trainwreck” – Director Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer Partner for a Tart & Very Funny More Advanced Rom-Com

Film Review : “Trainwreck” – Director Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer Partner for a Tart & Very Funny More Advanced Rom-Com

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren Director Judd Apatow and actor/screenwriter/comedian Amy Schumer partner to advance the genre of rom-com to a place where both men and women enjoy it equally, in this tart, very funny, yet ultimately formulaic film, “Trainwreck”. Watch Cinema Siren’s review here, including interviews with the cast, and find out […]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : “Primates of Park Avenue” Author Wednesday Martin, Ph.D.

People to Know / Punch Profiles : “Primates of Park Avenue” Author Wednesday Martin, Ph.D.

With a first name like Wednesday, one can’t help but be a bit intrigued. Then you read she, Wednesday Martin, is an author who is traveling south to the nation’s capital from New York to talk about her instant #1 New York Times bestseller, Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir. The buzz is great, after all, who […]

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#LadyBoss : A Special Series on the Women Who Lead the Old Town Boutique District : Story Two

#LadyBoss : A Special Series on the Women Who Lead the Old Town Boutique District : Story Two

*The #LadyBoss Series is sponsored by Jason Mandel Real Estate – Washington Fine Properties: Every home has a unique story and Jason Mandel & Washington Fine Properties would be honored to tell yours.* We kicked off #LadyBoss, our special series on the women who lead the Old Town Boutique District with its founder, Elizabeth Todd, who […]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : DC Central Kitchen CEO Mike Curtin

People to Know / Punch Profiles : DC Central Kitchen CEO Mike Curtin

If there is a special sauce, it would be that we’ve never strayed from our mission. The first time I was exposed to DC Central Kitchen was when its esteemed, nationally recognized founder Robert Egger was being presented an award at some foodie function years ago. The video on the screen gave his background, the good […]

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Theatre Review: Peter Pan 360 Flies High at Tyson’s Corner

Theatre Review: Peter Pan 360 Flies High at Tyson’s Corner

By Punch Production Critic Lindsey Clark J.M. Barrie’s iconic character Peter Pan may be over 100 years old (he first appeared in a novel by Barrie called The Little White Bird in 1902), but with the new, in-the-round production Peter Pan 360, the boy who refused to grow up continues to inspire child-like wonder in audiences of all […]

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