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Look What These 15 Restaurants Do With Grilled Cheese 
April 29, 2017 | The Daily Meal 
Ooey, gooey, greatness. 

Washington, DC for Younger Kids 
April 28, 2017 | NYC Metro Moms
Known for its family-friendly atmosphere and comfort food

Beat-the-Crowd Mother’s Day Brunch Spots 
April26, 2017| Red Tricycle
What makes this place a must-try is the decorate-your-own cookie that comes with kids’ meals. The cookie comes out early in the meal, keeping littles busy while you wait for your food.

Better Ways to Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day
March 4, 2017 | On Tap
Brendan Ambrose has taken the tomatillo Bloody Mary up a few notches here. “Banjaxed” is Irish slang for a person who’s hungover. Ambrose therefore opted for Jameson whiskey as the base spirit, and kicks it up with peaty Islay scotch from Ardbeg, green jalapeno, hot sauce and an array of seasonings and add-ons. If this doesn’t cure what ails ya, you might be in trouble.

Turn Up the Heat!
February 24, 2017 | Bisnow
Wednesday, we went to the the 12th annual Turn Up The Heat — A Celebration of Women Chefs at The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. We snapped Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance president and CEO Audra Moran and “Chef on Fire” award recipient, chef Amy Brandwein of Centrolina, who has participated in every Turn Up The Heat and served guests Piadini of Robiolina with mustard greens. The award recognizes the accomplishments of a female chef in the DC area.

Warmth and Home Cooking at Firefly
January 31, 2017 | On Tap Magazine
On a recent chilly evening, I climbed the steps of Dupont Circle staple Firefly. It’s a cozy restaurant featuring reclaimed materials, low ceilings with intimate lighting, a broad expanse of beautiful bar, and a tree – yes, a tree – rising through the center of the dining room. The indoor/outdoor vibe has been bringing a little magic to visitors and locals alike for years. In October, Executive Chef Jammir Gray took over the kitchen, reviving the restaurant’s American comfort food theme with fresh takes on classic dishes and new menu items, while respecting and retaining regular favorites.

Capital Kids: Where to Eat with Children in Washington, D.C.
January 11, 2017 | Food Network
Traveling with kids is a challenge, especially at mealtimes. Not in D.C., though. Turns out the nation's capital is rich with family-friendly options. Here are 16 of the best.

Catering to Kids
January/February 2017 | Restaurant Business
Operators are stepping outside traditional kids meal frills to engage kids during mealtime. While adults enjoy a cocktail at new American restaurant Firefly in Washington, D.C., kids are busy decorating cookies, which will be baked in time for dessert. 

Reliably Solid Firefly and Grilled Oyster Company Stand Out in Buzzy Crowd
December 22, 2016 | The Washington Diplomat
Washington’s restaurant scene has evolved so dramatically over the past decade that it’s a bit surprising when an old standby manages to grab our attention all over again. But that’s exactly what happened on a recent visit to Firefly, the intimate Dupont Circle bistro located just a stone’s throw from Embassy Row... Firefly first opened to buzzy fanfare in 2002 and quickly earned a reputation for inventive, upscale American food served in a cozy, glittering space. Now, with the arrival of talented young executive chef Jammir Gray, Firefly is again proving its place among the best dining spots in Northwest Washington.

Warm up with Firefly restaurant's Pozole
December 9, 2016 | WUSA9
Jammir Gray, executive chef of Firefly, shows Chris how to make Pozole --- a perfect warm dish for the cold weather!

Dish of the Week: Colorful Pozole for Gray Days
December 2, 2016 | DCist
No one would blame you if these gray, brisk late-fall days have you yearning for a little extra pep in your food. One prescription for the dreariness is a bowl of hearty Mexican pozole.

Tea Time in D.C. Now Includes Booze
November 30, 2016 | Eater DC
Pinkies in the air, lace doilies, and cucumber sandwiches are some of the images that a traditional tea ceremony conjures. But new ones might now come to mind when a restaurant adds vodka or rum to the mix.

The Hottest New Veggie Burgers in D.C.
November 23, 2016 | Eater DC
Eater regularly keeps tabs on the hottest new burgers in town for the carnivores, so it's only fair to have a go-to burger resource for vegetarians, vegans, and people who just need a break from red meat. Enter the Veggie Burger Heatmap.

Yamming It Up: 11 Stellar Sweet Potato Dishes
November 21, 2016 | Open Table Blog
With autumn in full swing and Thanksgiving fast approaching, sweet potatoes are in peak season. Chefs love the tawny-tinted tubers because they work well in both savory and sweet preparations.

Town for tots: Washington is a high-energy haven for children
November 13, 2016 | Straits Times
Washington, DC may be a political city but it has kid-friendly museums and monuments with special activities for pint-sized visitors.

13 Themed Restaurants That Will Transform Your Washington DC Dining Experience
November 4, 2016 | Only In Your State
Washington DC is such an eclectic places that you really can have any experience there. From whimsical chocolate factories to Moroccan bazaars and some good old fashioned history, you can enjoy a variety of dining experiences in Washington DC.

Where to Eat Gluten-Free in D.C.
July 26, 2016 | Eater DC
"Celiac" can be a scary word for anyone to face, and enthusiastic eaters have greeted the disease with a particular sense of doom.

Neighborhood Guide To Summer Restaurant Week In Washington, DC
July 18, 2016 | Washington.org
Summertime in the District would not be complete without Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, which runs from August 15-21 this year. Throughout the promotion, roughly 250 restaurants across the DC area offer three-course, prix-fixe meals for lunch and dinner, with lunch priced at $22 and dinner at $35.

Blue Duck Tavern Unveils Matcha Beverages; Firefly Launches Extended Summer Happy Hour
June 20, 2016 | Eater DC
DUPONT CIRCLE— Firefly is launching a new summer happy hour called "Til' the Flies Come Out." Through the end of the season, take advantage of select $7 cocktails Monday through Friday.

10 first date ideas from local chefs you'll want to steal
June 19, 2016 | DC Refined
We asked area culinary talent to time travel back to the first time they laid eyes on their partner. Then, we prodded further to find out where they went on their first date.

14 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in D.C.
May 26, 2016 | Eater DC
Dining out is often a stressful experience when the tykes are in tow. Getting angry looks from the wait staff after the toddler throws the sippy cup to the ground is enough to discourage parents from dining out.

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