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Friendly Reminder : Pink Tie Party 2016 Celebrates the Early Cherry Blossom Blooming!

Friendly Reminder : Pink Tie Party 2016 Celebrates the Early Cherry Blossom Blooming!

With the official cherry blossom blooming dates moved up to March 18th-23rd many thanks to this unseasonably warm weather (anyone playing hooky today?) we are even more excited to participate in next Friday’s annual Pink Tie Party presented by ANA at the Reagan Building. But buyer beware… you must must must bring your appetite, for this […]

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Crêpes, Macarons & Delectable Delights for Days at Praline Bakery & Bistro

Crêpes, Macarons & Delectable Delights for Days at Praline Bakery & Bistro

As someone who usually shies away from French cuisine because when I hear “It’s French!” I go into auto-pilot mode: “BUTTER! FATTENING! THREE EXTRA SOULCYCLE CLASSES!” Of course the irony we American women always roll our eyes about, is that French women are notorious for being thin. That’s a whole other topic. So when I […]

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DŌ (Re Mi) : You’ll Be Singing After Tasting This Sweet Sensation

DŌ (Re Mi) : You’ll Be Singing After Tasting This Sweet Sensation

By Punch Contributor Rebecca Norris, New York City A good friend of mine has a sweet tooth that could give me a run for my money—so when she insisted we take a work break to pop over to DŌ, what I thought to be a cookie shop—it was a no brainer. Unlike Jenny, I hadn’t […]

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Nat Geo’s Live! “The Science of Delicious” Recap

Nat Geo’s Live! “The Science of Delicious” Recap

By Punch Contributor Lani Furbank  When you’re enjoying a nice meal, you typically wouldn’t want to be asked to suck on a little strip of paper that may or may not taste horrifically bitter…but at National Geographic Live‘s event, The Science of Delicious, scientific wonders like that piece of paper were what made the evening so memorable. The event […]

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National Geographic Live! Event Alert: The Science of Delicious

National Geographic Live! Event Alert: The Science of Delicious

By Punch Contributor Lani Furbank  As we gorge ourselves with turkey, pies, apple cider, Christmas cookies, candy canes, hot chocolate, ham, and eggnog during the holiday season, do we ever stop to think about WHY these satisfying traditional treats are so delicious and enticing? Maybe it’s time we should! And National Geographic Live‘s event, The Science of Delicious, couldn’t […]

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People to Know / Punch Profile : Food Tank Founder Danielle Nierenberg

People to Know / Punch Profile : Food Tank Founder Danielle Nierenberg

By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank Earlier this month, Food Tank, a non-profit organization dedicated to building a sustainable global food system, hosted a panel at American University that brought together students, community members, and leaders in the food sphere. The panel, called “The Real Cost of Food” examined the social, environmental, and health impacts of producing food using […]

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Things to Try for Thanksgiving : La Maison Maille

Things to Try for Thanksgiving : La Maison Maille

By Punch Contributor Rebecca Norris, New York City  We’ve all heard of beer on tap and occasionally even wine, but mustard? That was a new one until I was walking through the Upper West Side and stumbled upon the storefront of La Maison Maille, a premium mustard brand, most famous for creating the finest Dijon […]

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ISO the Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich Experience : Part 1 | Cheestique in the Village at Shirlington

ISO the Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich Experience : Part 1 | Cheestique in the Village at Shirlington

Rookie mistake, I think to myself as my eyes slowly drop down to the object on my plate. Well, two objects really. One being a misshapen blob of what was once a substantial gooey, yet crispy grilled cheese sandwich, now about the size of three fat stubby fingers. The other is a half-eaten bowl of […]

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Centrolina Embraces Fall with a Harvest Dinner

Centrolina Embraces Fall with a Harvest Dinner

By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank It might not feel like it today (80 degrees in November?!), but you can tell we’re well into fall by the barrage of Instagram photos of burnt orange trees, pumpkin patches, and, of course, PSLs (even though Starbucks is trying to convince us it’s Christmas already with their premature red cups). […]

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Tom Colicchio Leads Chefs in Food Advocacy on Capitol Hill

Tom Colicchio Leads Chefs in Food Advocacy on Capitol Hill

By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank “Top Chef” judge, James Beard Award-winning chef, and outspoken food advocate Tom Colicchio has been keeping busy in DC this week. On Monday, he was honored at the 2nd Annual Chef’s Roast to benefit the chef advocacy group, Chef Action Network, and Food Policy Action, an organization Colicchio founded to monitor how elected officials vote on food policy […]

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Cheers to Chef Scott Drewno: New Menu and Fresh Look at The Source by Wolfgang Puck

Cheers to Chef Scott Drewno: New Menu and Fresh Look at The Source by Wolfgang Puck

I’ll never forget my first encounter with celebrated chef, cookbook author, restaurateur, food innovator, entrepreneur and all around global brilliant business mind, THE Wolfgang Puck. And no, it wasn’t in D.C. at The Source, it was in fact at the famed Spago in Beverly Hills in 2002. Because my friend whom I was visiting in L.A. […]

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Do the Earth (and Yourself) a Favor: Go Meatless

Do the Earth (and Yourself) a Favor: Go Meatless

By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank The veg scene in DC is growing fast, and for good reason! Eating less meat is better for the planet and for our health – plus it can be downright delicious. Luckily, diners now have two more meat-free meal options in the DC area. Chef Bertrand Chemel of 2941 Restaurant just launched his “Meatless Monday” Vegetarian Tasting […]

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