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September 24, 2018 to October 31, 2018

Dupont Circle Restaurant Embraces the Season with Pumpkin Menu for Good in October

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 24, 2018) – Fall back with Firefly! Beginning October 1, the cozy, neighborhood gathering place will offer ‘Pumpkin Patch,’ a month-long celebration of autumnal flavors and fun. Guests are invited to savor the season with a special pumpkin menu supporting No Kid Hungry, jack-o-lantern cookie decorating, and pumpkin weight guessing.

Pumpkin Harvest Menu

In honor of fall’s favorite squash, the Firefly food and beverage team has created an a la carte menu of drinks and dishes brimming with pumpkin flavors. Beverage highlights from Lead Bartender Brendan Ambrose will include a pumpkin beerpumpkin-cello, and a pumpkin cocktail inspired by the childhood favorite, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” The aptly named Great Pumpkin features bourbon, house-made pumpkin pie spice, and pumpkin puree & toasted pepitas sourced from Firefly’s rooftop garden, which is tended by Brendan himself.

To round out the seasonal selection, Executive Chef Rich Falbo has created a savory pumpkin risotto entrée and a house-made, spiced pumpkin bread for dessert. $1 from every ‘Pumpkin Patch’ menu item will be donated to No Kid Hungry in support of their mission to end childhood hunger.

Pumpkin Fun & Games

‘Pumpkin Patch’ will also feature an exciting enhancement to the popular cookie decorating activity offered with Firefly’s kid’s menu. The culinary team will add festive jack-o-lantern-shaped cookies and fall toppings for the little ones to decorate with before baking and enjoying.

While the children wait for their cookies to bake, they are invited to guess the weight of a super-sized pumpkin displayed in the restaurant. Adults are encouraged to place their bets as well. The closest guess will be announced at the end of the month and will be rewarded with a $100 gift card to Firefly.

The ‘Pumpkin Patch’ menu will be available from October 1 – October 31 during dinner service. Dinner is served Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For reservations, call 202-861-1310 or visit

The ‘Great Pumpkin’ from the ‘Pumpkin Patch’ menu is made with pumpkin puree and toasted pepitas sourced from Firefly’s rooftop garden.


Firefly has proudly been a fixture in the Dupont Circle neighborhood for over 15 years. From the anchor tree in the center of the restaurant to the mason-jar check presenters, Firefly provides a familiar, down-home atmosphere to accompany consistently comforting American dishes from Executive Chef Rich Falbo. Firefly’s seasonal cuisine is complemented by riffs on classic cocktails from Lead Bartender Brendan Ambrose, like an Old Fashioned infused with chai tea and a house-made Malbec syrup. Adjacent to the Kimpton Hotel Madera, Firefly is the perfect gathering place for any occasion from a business lunch to a first date to brunch with the kids. For more information, call 202-861-1310 or visit The restaurant is located at 1310 New Hampshire Ave, NW, Washington, D.C.; is open seven days a week; and offers private-dining services. Follow Firefly on Facebook and Instagram.



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