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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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How to Ring in the New Year (and Keep the Party Going)

How to Ring in the New Year (and Keep the Party Going)

Our Punch Partners are offering a variety of ways in which to ring in 2016 from themed dinners to late night parties to brunches to special rooftop views with flowing flutes of Champagne. Let us know if you choose to share in celebration with them! And may your 2016 be filled with laughter, love, health […]

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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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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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Autumn Brunch on the Dog-Friendly Patio at Chaplin’s Restaurant

Autumn Brunch on the Dog-Friendly Patio at Chaplin’s Restaurant

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts and all over social media, I’m constantly seeking places where I can appreciate a moment whether it be shopping, dining, drinking or even sitting, basking in the sun, nose in a good book, WITH my puppy. Life is better with a dog I’ve found and I have made the […]

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Oui! Oui! A Taste of the South on Macon Bistro & Larder’s New Lunch Menu

Oui! Oui! A Taste of the South on Macon Bistro & Larder’s New Lunch Menu

By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank In Chevy Chase, the southern hospitality of Macon, Georgia meets the classy bistro atmosphere of Mâcon, France at Macon Bistro & Larder. Owner Tony Brown, a Macon, Georgia native who has lived in Chevy Chase for 15 years, opened Macon in May of last year after a successful Kickstarter campaign. Brown’s philosophy for the restaurant […]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Daisuke Utagawa and Chef Katsuya Fukushima of Daikaya

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Daisuke Utagawa and Chef Katsuya Fukushima of Daikaya

By Punch Contributor Melinda Contreras  After a customer asked the Daikaya staff, “When are you going to open a real ramen shop?” , showing them a picture of one type of ramen she was familiar with on her phone, the staff saw that there was a lot of misinformation about ramen out there. The staff then […]

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Punch Partner Spotlight: Lunch With a View Along the C&O Canal at The Grill Room

Punch Partner Spotlight: Lunch With a View Along the C&O Canal at The Grill Room

The sun is getting lower, the leaves are about to turn shades of auburn and gold, and my favorite two week season in D.C. is waving at us from around the corner: Autumn! Our Punch Partner The Grill Room at the boutique property Capella Hotel invites you to dine on their terrace for breakfast, lunch and […]

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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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Ankara : An Evening in Turkey

Ankara : An Evening in Turkey

                      By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank A metro ride to Dupont Circle will take you as close to Turkey as you can get without hopping on a plane: eating at the newly opened Ankara is like sitting down in a Turkish family’s living room for dinner. That makes sense, since […]

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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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