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New Year's Day Bars but No Booze, Plenty of Fun in DC Even Without Drinking

1-23-2014  |  Washington Post

Firefly’s Jon Harris and mocktails feature on the Washington Post. 

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Learn to Mix Mocktails Like a Pro (Video)

1-23-2014  |  Washington Post

Firefly’s Jon Harris featured in three Washington Post videos making mocktails.  

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Romance Rebellion!

1-6-2014  |  

Firefly’s bitter Valentine’s Day cocktail featured in DC Magazine.  

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Going Out Gurus: Got Plans? Chat

1-2-2014  |  Washington Post

Firefly recommended by the Going Out Gurus for mocktails and as a great location for a baby shower. 

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New Year’s Day Brunch Guide

12-23-2013  |  Washingtonian Magazine

Firefly’s New Year’s Brunch recommended by Washingtonian Magazine.  

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Ask a Bartender: Easy Holiday Punch Recipes for Parties

12-18-2013  |  

Jon Harris’ Smoking Bishop featured in holiday punch article. 

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Holiday Brunch Guide: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Beyond

12-13-2013  |  Washingtonian Magazine

Washingtonian Magazine includes Firefly’s Christmas Eve brunch in round up of holiday dining. 

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CityDrinks: Hazelnut Bourbon and Cranberries in a Pear Tree

12-10-2013  |  City Eats

CityEats features Firefly’s 12 Cocktails of Christmas, including a recipe. 

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Black Friday Dining Specials

11-26-2013  |  Washingtonian Magazine

Firefly brunch included in Washingtonian Black Friday brunch round-up.

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The Ten: Hangover Cure Cocktails

11-25-2013  |  City Eats

Firefly's The Relapse Cocktail featured in round-up of hangover cure cocktails.

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On the Fly: Bite of the Week

11-20-2013  |  Plate Magazine

The Plate features Firefly’s Fall Risotto in their favorite autumn noshes. 

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Who's DC's Bartender of the Year?

11-14-2013  |  

Jon Harris nominated to Eater’s citywide best bartender competition. 

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8 Great Grilled Cheeses in DC

11-6-2013  |  

Zagat ranks the best grilled cheeses in DC. 

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A Look at Firefly's Eclectic New Cocktail Menu

10-31-2013  |  

For the layout of his new cocktail menu at Firefly, bar manager Jon Harris was inspired by elements including old-style grand hotel menus, classic cocktail tomes like "Barflies & Cocktails" and, to put it simply, the way we eat and drink at a restaurant (appetizers with an aperitif, wine with dinner, and spirits and digestifs with or as dessert.) The result is an eclectic list divided into categories that speak to the libations' purpose: Settlers, Coolers, Bracers, Whetters and Stiffeners, along with quippy descriptions for the sips.

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Settlers, Coolers and Bracers, Oh My

10-31-2013  |  

Eater published feature story on Jon Harris’ cocktail menu at Firefly as part of Cocktail Week. 

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Where to Have Brunch in Washington, DC

10-7-2013  |  

Virgin Atlantic blog lists Firefly as one of the top brunch spots in Washington, DC. 

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Dumplings Taste Better When Filled With Memories

8-30-2013  |  

Firefly Chef Todd Wiss featured in NPR story on dumplings. 

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Get Your Strawberry Summer Cocktails While You Still Can

8-8-2013  |  Washington Post

The Washington Post recommends the London’s Underbelly cocktail (with strawberry infused gin!) from Head Bartender Jon Harris.

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Firefly Recommended For Pescatarians by Tom Sietsema

8-7-2013  |  Washington Post

Tom Sietsema recommends Firefly’s plentiful menu options for fish-eating vegetarians during his regular weekly chat.

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Todd Wiss is Now Executive Chef at Firefly

7-26-2013  |  

Eater explores how Todd Wiss is putting his stamp on the Firefly menu as Executive Chef.

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Firefly on Fox Five for National Ice Cream Month

7-19-2013  |  

Executive Chef Todd Wiss shares his recipe for basil corn ice cream with Fox Five TV viewers for National Ice Cream Month. 

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Firefly Recommended as a Gluten-Free Destination in Washingtonian's "Kliman Online" Chat

7-2-2013  |  Washingtonian Magazine

Todd Kliman recognizes Firefly for prioritizing gluten-free dining options. 

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Summer Cocktail Recipe: The KP Cobbler

6-26-2013  |  

Bartender Jon Harris shares his recipe for a refreshing KP Cobbler in Crave Local

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A Dozen Hotel Restaurants Worth a Visit

6-24-2013  |  

Eater cites Firefly’s punch cocktails and comfort food among the reasons why this hotel restaurant is worth a visit. 

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Spring Dishes & Cocktails at Firefly

5-2-2013  |  

Food blog EatMore DrinkMore reviews new spring dishes and drinks at Firefly in Dupont Circle.

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Garden Party

5-1-2013  |  

DC Magazine showcases Head Bartender Jon Harris’s garden-inspired cocktails on page 55. 

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2013 OpenTable Diner's Choice Award

4-7-2013  |  

As a tribute to the excellent experience Firefly DC provides, OpenTable.com diners voted us onto the 2013 OpenTable Diners' Choice lists.

Coast to Coast: Family-Friendly Restaurants

2-25-2013  |  

DailyCandy places Firefly in their favorites for non-kiddie places to eat with kids.

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12 Super-Romantic Restaurants in DC Metro

2-5-2013  |  Zagat.com

Zagat explores which restaurants make the list of the most romantic spots in the DC Metro area.

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The Short Order: Chef Kyle Bailey's Guide to DC

1-21-2013  |  

The District's king of beer pairings dishes that Firefly is where you will find sincere American cooking in GQ's The Short Order.

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Best happy hours for impressing a date

1-3-2013  |  Washington Post

The Washington Post's Fritz Hahn explores your not-so-typical happy hour spots that are sure to impress.

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5 @ 5 - Hair of the dog cocktails and hangover tips

1-1-2013  |  CNN's Eatocracy

Hair of the Dog Cocktails and Other Hangover Tips from Jon Harris

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Worth checking out, even if not checking in

11-11-2012  |  Washington Post

The Washington Post’s Tom Sietsema visits the newly renovated Firefly.

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Bartender's Choice: What to Order At Firefly in Washington, DC

10-29-2012  |  

Serious Eats interviews Firefly mixologist Jon Harris about his new drink menu.

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Short List

10-9-2012  |  

"TastingTable DC puts Firefly on their “short list” of places they are eating, saying, “Newly reopened after a renovation, this Dupont Circle restaurant is more romantic than ever. The space now holds a porch swing hanging from a candlelit tree, reclaimed barn-wood tables and a revamped cocktail menu."

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New Arrivals Debut on the DC Metro Restaurant Scene

10-8-2012  |  

Zagat previews the new arrivals on the DC restaurant scene, and talks about Firefly’s renovation.

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Super Fly

9-25-2012  |  

UrbanDaddy DC previews the new space and cocktail menu at Firefly.

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Sommelier Matt Carroll Wins Bottle Battle II

9-12-2012  |  Drink DC

Drink DC writes about Firefly’s Bottle Battle and forthcoming revamped bar program.

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Family Style: Kids Lighten Up Dupont Circle's Firefly

8-10-2012  |  City Eats

City Eats’ blog, The Plate, writes about Firefly’s decorate your own cookie program and overall kid-friendliness.

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Chefs recall their least favorite school lunches and dream up how they’d fix them

7-26-2012  |  AP News

Chef Bortnick’s Cadillac Grilled Cheese sandwich is featured in an article about revamped school lunches.

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Perfect Melt: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Need No Explanation on the Menu

7-1-2012  |  National Culinary Review

Chef Danny Bortnick's Cadillac Grilled Cheese is highlighted in the National Culinary Review in an article about grilled-cheese sandwiches.

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18 Restaurants in Washington with Gluten-Free Meals and Menus

6-20-2012  |  Washingtonian.com

Washingtonian.com writes about Firefly's gluten free menu offerings, including the gluten-free peanut butter ice cream sandwich with house-made peanut brittle.

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Pop Stars

6-5-2012  |  Washington Post Express

The Express writes about house-made sodas around town, including Firefly's summer spice fizz.

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What my Dad Cooked

6-1-2012  |  Esquire Magazine

Firefly Chef Danny Bortnick is featured in a special Esquire magazine column on what chef's father's cooked.

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Cocktail O'Clock: Salsa Verde

5-7-2012  |  Endless Simmer

Firefly's cocktail, the Salsa Verde, is featured on Endless Simmer.

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What's the Best Half-Smoke in DC?

5-1-2012  |  Washington Flyer

Firefly's half smoke is featured as one of the best half smokes in DC.

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Restaurants with Benefits

4-26-2012  |  Washington Post Express

Firefly's kids' cookie decorating is featured in the Express.

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10 Gourmet Kids Meals from Across the U.S.

4-23-2012  |  Zagat.com

Firefly's creamed spinach is featured in Zagat as one of the top gourmet kids' meals across the US.

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Grilled cheese sandwiches spotlighted

4-12-2012  |  Nation's Restaurant News

Firefly's Cadillac Grilled Cheese is featured in Nation's Restaurant News.

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Out of their shell: Egg dishes show more than just their sunny side

4-1-2012  |  Plate Magazine

Chef Daniel Bortnick's "Snake Eyes" dish with red eye gravy, sausage and eggs is featured in Plate Magazine's brunch issue.

A look at the latest spring flavors

3-29-2012  |  Nation's Restaurant News

Firefly Chef Daniel Bortnick discusses spring produce and flavors with Nation's Restaurant News.

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Eat By Numbers: Firefly

3-13-2012  |  City Eats

City Eats looks at all the numbers that make your meal at Firefly happen.

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Grill the Chef: Firefly's Danny Bortnick

12-21-2011  |  City Eats

City Eats profiles Firefly Chef Danny Bortnick in a Q&A.

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Comfort Food Monday: Firefly's Corned Pork Tenderloin

12-19-2011  |  City Eats

City Eats features one of Firefly’s signature comfort food dishes, Corned Pork Tenderloin.

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Grilled Cheese Gone Wild!

12-13-2011  |  Endless Simmer

Firefly’s Cadillac Grilled Cheese is featured in Endless Simmer’s roundup of the best grilled cheese sandwiches in the country.

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Local Dining's Fresh Options

12-6-2011  |  Politico

Politico features Firefly in their annual dining guide. “Dupont Circle’s Firefly may be best known for its hard-to-beat weekend brunch, but each day, the restaurant highlights local, sustainable ingredients in its forestlike setting.”

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Devils on Horseback

11-8-2011  |  Oprah.com

Oprah.com features a holiday appetizer recipe for Devils on Horseback by Firefly chef Daniel Bortnick.

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Firefly's New Autumn Cocktails & Seven Salty Snacks

11-1-2011  |  Drink DC

Drink DC writes about Firefly’s new autumn cocktail menu.

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Planning a Safe & Scrumptious Trip To Our Nation's Capital

8-1-2011  |  DelightGlutenFree.com

An online magazine dedicated to gluten-free eating features Firefly in their guide to Washington DC dining, saying, "They proudly support local farmers, with fresh, seasonal menus and unique cocktails. The food and atmosphere are grown-up, but a kids’ menu keeps little ones happy."

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