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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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New Ardeo+Bardeo Chef Embraces Hyperlocal Produce

New Ardeo+Bardeo Chef Embraces Hyperlocal Produce

By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank There’s a new face in the kitchen at Ardeo+Bardeo, and he’s not afraid to push the limits of traditional dishes! Chef Jonathan Dearden took over as executive chef in July, and his impact on this modern American bistro is already shining through. Jonathan has led kitchens around the world, most notably at Jade Mountain Resort, […]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : RAMMY Award Winning Pastry Chef Aggie Chin of the Capella Hotel & The Grill Room

People to Know / Punch Profiles : RAMMY Award Winning Pastry Chef Aggie Chin of the Capella Hotel & The Grill Room

It’s summer, it’s hot, it’s humid and some of us have a tendancy to eat “lighter” during August. And while I’ve never called myself a “desserts or sweets” person (all though the occasional apple pie or birthday cake slice I won’t deny) I tend to say “Sure, why not?” when asked to peruse the concise […]

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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 […]

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The Summer Menu, Savory and Sweet, Delights at Copperwood Tavern & a Conversation with Executive Chef Justus Frank

The Summer Menu, Savory and Sweet, Delights at Copperwood Tavern & a Conversation with Executive Chef Justus Frank

Executive Chef Justus Frank (above) has a long history in the kitchen, both personally and professionally, but this under-the-radar young gent (who is married and has a dog too – we had a nice conversation about dogs when he met Frasier the Pup on Copperwood Tavern’s dog-friendly patio) is laser focused on creating and executing […]

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K Street Farm Dinner & an Interview with DC Greens Executive Director Lauren Shweder Biel & Chef Spike Mendelsohn

K Street Farm Dinner & an Interview with DC Greens Executive Director Lauren Shweder Biel & Chef Spike Mendelsohn

By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank Next month, some of the best chefs in the DC area will come together in the name of building a healthy food system in DC. They will prepare a multi-course, family-style dinner to benefit DC Greens, a nonprofit that uses the power of partnerships to support food education, food access and […]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on the Aslanturk Family of Ankara Restaurant

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on the Aslanturk Family of Ankara Restaurant

Set to officially open May 20th, Ankara celebrates good food, hospitality and the heart of Turkey. It is an upscale-casual dining experience that celebrates the rich diversity of Turkish food and culture through a blend of classic and contemporary menu offerings and superb hospitality. The menu will feature the best of traditional Turkish foods as well […]

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Washington Post Restaurant Critic Tom Sietsema Gives The Grill Room 3 out of 4 Stars

Washington Post Restaurant Critic Tom Sietsema Gives The Grill Room 3 out of 4 Stars

The Grill Room (we acknowledge that isn’t the sexiest name-but then again, a clever name doesn’t always produce three out of four stars) found in Georgetown’s Capella Hotel just won over D.C.’s toughest food critic. BTW, have you have ever read a review by Washington Post‘s Tom Sietsema that bordered on a verbal face smack to the restaurant? And […]

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Eco Friendly, Healthy & Organic : Airlie’s Wine Dinner Featuring Early Mountain Vineyards

Eco Friendly, Healthy & Organic : Airlie’s Wine Dinner Featuring Early Mountain Vineyards

By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank  On Saturday, I had the chance to experience a hidden gem in Warrenton, VA: Airlie! Originally a conference center exclusively for government events, Airlie recently opened it’s doors to the public as a gorgeous, secluded spot for weekend getaways complete with top-notch accommodations and gourmet dining. It also happens to be the […]

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The Source by Wolfgang Puck Welcomes The Year of the Sheep with Special Events

The Source by Wolfgang Puck Welcomes The Year of the Sheep with Special Events

This February, The Source by Wolfgang Puck will welcome the Chinese New Year with a week of special events and menus paying tribute to the Year of the Sheep. The festivities will kick off on Wednesday, February 18 in The Source lounge, where the modern Asian restaurant will once again welcome award-winning Sichuan Chef Peter Chang for a special takeover from 7 p.m. – […]

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