Articles By: Pamela Sorensen

New Year’s Eve Punch Picks: Wooden Nickel Bar Company

Our innovative and tireless pals at Wooden Nickel Bar Company (who are soon opening Orange Anchor in the Washington Harbor as well as Union Social in NoMa, which will be a welcome newbie as there are limited restaurants and bars up there) invite you to join two of their beloved venues, Copperwood Tavern in the [...]

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Capitol File Celebrates the Holidays with Covergirl Megan Boone of “The Blacklist” at The Woodley

Did you know that the most popular Netflix show is … drum roll please …. The Blacklist (which by the way is made for the network NBC)? I did not know this bit of trivia until Saturday evening at the Capitol File holiday party held at The Woodley. I believe it though. I’m a The Blacklist fanatic partly [...]

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Blue Duck Uncorked Continues in December with Champagne

During this sparkling holiday month our friends at Blue Duck Tavern and Blue Duck Lounge, located within the Park Hyatt Washington will feature rare magnums of Champagne by the glass, with four-ounce pours available until each bottle is consumed that evening. This sparkling opportunity is part of the weekly “Blue Duck Uncorked” wine program. This [...]

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Holiday Deals: Sips & Suppers 2015 is Offering VIPS Sips at a Discount for Limited Time

WATCH Hank’s Oyster Bar Mixologist Gina Chersevani’s VIDEO HERE Give the gift that gives back this holiday season with a special offer on tickets to DC’s biggest culinary weekend, Sips & Suppers. VIP tickets to Sips, the first culinary event of the New Year, are now on sale for a limited time with a special [...]

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8 Tips for Drama-Free Holiday Phone Time From On Second Thought

By Guest Blogger Maci Peterson, creator and founder, On Second Thought Yes, vacation time allows for a little more time to surf your phone and chat with friends. But these special weeks are not the right time for constant phone checking and late-night drunken texts. Follow these simple tips to ensure your holiday phone time [...]

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More Beauty: Shea Radiance to the Rescue

Welcome to winter! You know, ye old lovely season when it’s freezing outdoors yet overly dry inside thanks to the heater. This time of year does wonders, wonders, on the condition of our tresses and skin. I personally suffer from itchy, scaly, horrifically dry, unattractive skin conditions. I know many women experience the embarrassment and discomfort [...]

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Holiday Havens

Not a cook? Don’t want to cook? We’re lining up a few of our favorites to “hire” this season. There’s no shame in going out to a nice restaurant, not everyone has the time, resources, or ability to spend all night, day and night in the kitchen. So embrace the talents and beauty of the [...]

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More Holiday Gift Ideas

From leather to vodka to hair, emerging chefs, weekend exepriences to skin care, here are a few Punch Picks for your most discriminating holiday gift recipients: Shinola (1534 14th St., NW. 202.470.0200. www.shinola.com): Impress your family with this Detroit-based luxury design brand dedicated to producing handcrafted watches, bicycles, leather goods and journals - all made in America. Peruse items at the Shinola Holiday [...]

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It’s the Most Wonderful (and Cold) Time of the Year: So Sip on Tavern Warmers

Copperwood Tavern in the vibrant Village at Shirlington is launching a new Tavern Warmers menu in conjunction with the debut of two new fire pits on its expansive 44-seat outdoor patio.  The fire pits will be lit at dusk each night starting at 5 p.m., and space on the fire pit benches is available on a first come, first serve [...]

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DCity Smokehouse Celebrates First Anniversary With a Tasting Party

By Punch Contributor Brittney Battle  After recently being named the “finest BBQ in DC” by the Washington Post, last week DCity Smokehouse closed its doors to the public and opened a food-tasting party for food writers, bloggers and social media fans. To celebrate their one-year anniversary, co-owner Melvin Hines, Scott Jacobs and Pitmaster Rob Sonderman plus the rest [...]

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Dog Tag Bakery Opens in Georgetown

Inclement weather couldn’t keep Washingtonians away from Dog Tag Bakery’s Georgetown opening Saturday afternoon. Fans of the baked goods boutique which doubles as a a work-study program for veterans with disabilities and their spouses seeking to begin civilian careers in business, were proudly tweeting, posting pictures on Instagram and Facebook in the rain. The first class of [...]

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Our Favorite Time of the Year … National Christmas Tree Lights Up with an All-Star Cast

All photos by one of our favorite photographers: Paul Morigi Enjoy!

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