Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner, PUNCH

Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner


New York, United States

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Past articles by Melissa:

A New Take on Dinner Theater Prioritizes Good Drinks

Dinner theater has a new look, thanks to thoughtfully curated cocktail lists at venues like The Nines, Midnight Theater and Cinegrill. → Read More

Get creative with summer mushrooms: Here's how restaurant chefs are using these seasonal umami-bombs

Summer brings out more uniquely shaped and flavored mushroom varieties, ripe for creativity in the kitchen. → Read More

8 Facts About Transgender Activist Marsha P. Johnson

Marsha P. Johnson was a relentless advocate for gay rights, best known for her involvement in the Stonewall Uprising and tireless efforts to protect those in her community. → Read More

The $2 Hack That Makes My Weekday Meals Feel Like Fancy Restaurant Dinners

There's no waste or extra expense with these one-ounce bottles of alcohol. The brilliant hack elevates pan sauces, roasted meats, pan-seared proteins, and sautéed vegetables. Read our review. → Read More

Yelp Announces The Top 100 Places To Eat Across America

It’s time to plan a culinary road trip across America. → Read More

Riviera Nayarit Is Mexico’s Dreamiest Beach Escape

Relax at your resort, mingle with locals, swim with whales, eat delicious food or buy exotic crafts, are some cool things to do in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. → Read More

Tampa Baes Review: For Reality TV-Obsessed Queer Women, This Show Is Long Overdue. So Why Isn't It Better?

"There is so little lesbian representation on TV. So whenever I see content, I’m definitely going to watch. This show is real, it’s messy, and it’s fun.” → Read More

9 Amazing Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dinner Reservations In New York City

Dine out this Turkey Day! → Read More

New York’s Restaurant Daniel Reopens With A Refreshed 2021 Concept

"Our New York finest hospitality is back, and so is DANIEL.” → Read More

Chef Rick Bayless Debuts New York Restaurant

Tortazo is a torta destination. → Read More

New York’s H&H Bagels Is Launching A National Franchise Program

The iconic bagel shop is expanding! → Read More

Momofuku Launches Its First-Ever Noodle Line

Momofuku’s new noodles come in three flavors – Soy & Scallion Noodles, Spicy Soy Noodles and Tingly Chili Wavy Noodles. → Read More

National Park Service Now Requires Face Masks For All

Following the latest science and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Park Service (NPS) is immediately requiring visitors, employees and contractors to wear a mask inside all NPS buildings and in crowded outdoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status. → Read More

A Whitney Houston Hologram Concert Is Opening In Las Vegas

"The Greatest Love of All" will be performed among Houston's greatest hits. → Read More


Here's the truth about these frozen vegetables' nutrition and freshness

There's no excuse for skipping out on fruits and veggies: The freezer aisle is full of 'em. Even if your favorite produce items are out of season, icy storage makes for freezing to fresh deliciousness almost as soon as you realize you're… → Read More

Yelp Adds New Features To Highlight LGBTQ-Owned Businesses

Starting today, Yelp is introducing an LGBTQ-owned business attribute allowing business owners to self identify as LGBTQ-owned. → Read More

Harry Potter New York Slated To Open On Thursday, June 3

The store will be the first of its kind when it opens this spring. → Read More

Where To Order Easter Takeout In New York City

Ocean Prime An Easter elegance meal to serve up to six people will come with instructions for serving and heating at home. → Read More

New #TakeoutTuesday Campaign Encourages Ordering On Restaurants’ Slowest Night

To inspire takeout orders on Tuesdays, as part of its Order In, Help Out campaign, Amex and Resy are launching limited-edition takeout packages for two from popular restaurants across the U. S. including Don Angie (NYC), Café Sushi (BOS), Nari (SF), and more. → Read More


Nutritionists share what they eat for breakfast

You've heard it pretty much every morning of your life: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But how important is it when you're tired and in a big rush and barely have time to brush your teeth and your hair before running out to make it… → Read More