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INTERVIEW WITH PETE RYMSHAW, RAMMYS 2018 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

May 7, 2018
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) presents Pete Rymshaw, an Employee of the Year finalist for the 2018 RAMMY Awards Gala on June 10. The Employee of the Year award is given to someone who serves as a model employee by displaying outstanding service, an excellent work ethic and a positive image. This excludes managerial positions, giving house employees an opportunity to display their hard work. ​ Name and Position: Pete Rymshaw. Bartender at The Salt Line; Pete has been a staple in the DC area since 1998 when he started at Paolo’s Georgetown. In 2005, when...

Mother's Day Recipes from RAMMYS 2018 Pastry Chef of the Year Finalists

May 9, 2018
Mother's Day RECIPES FROM 2018 RAMMYS Pastry chef OF THE YEAR FINALISTS Frozen Raspberry Yuzu Souffle with Sesame & Blueberries Recipe by Chef Pichet Ong // Maketto Serves: 8 "When local berries come into season I instantly run out for them, especially after a long stretch of winter and exceptionally cold spring this year. It is also a time that my mother likes to go out and choose her own berries – often indecisive as to which one – or ones. While she has a sweet tooth like me, having dessert is a rare indulgence since she monitors her sugar intake. With this low...

INTERVIEW WITH ADAM RIGAA, RAMMYS 2018 MANAGER OF THE YEAR FINALIST

April 16, 2018
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) presents Adam Rigaa, General Manager and Sommelier of Brasserie Beck. He is nominated for the Manager of the Year award for the 2018 RAMMY Awards Gala on June 10. The Manager of the Year award goes to a non-owner manager or general manager in the food service industry who displays the highest level of professionalism and leadership. This person must be an inspiration and mentor to all his/her co-workers displaying outstanding service, an excellent work ethic and a positive image.​ Name // Title // Bio Adam Rigaa, General Manager and...

INTERVIEW WITH JULIO AMADOR, RAMMYS 2018 MANAGER OF THE YEAR FINALIST

April 16, 2018
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) presents Julio Amador, Assistant General Manager of Cork Wine Bar & Market. He is nominated for the Manager of the Year award for the 2018 RAMMY Awards Gala on June 10. The Manager of the Year award goes to a non-owner manager or general manager in the food service industry who displays the highest level of professionalism and leadership. This person must be an inspiration and mentor to all his/her co-workers displaying outstanding service, an excellent work ethic and a positive image.​ Name // Title // Bio Julio Amador is the...

INTERVIEW WITH MATTHEW MCQUILKIN, RAMMYS 2018 MANAGER OF THE YEAR FINALIST

April 16, 2018
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) presents Matthew McQuilkin, Director of Operations of Pizzeria Paradiso. He is nominated for the Manager of the Year award for the 2018 RAMMY Awards Gala on June 10. The Manager of the Year award goes to a non-owner manager or general manager in the food service industry who displays the highest level of professionalism and leadership. This person must be an inspiration and mentor to all his/her co-workers displaying outstanding service, an excellent work ethic and a positive image.​ Name // Title // Bio Matthew McQuilkin, Director of...

Interview with Heidi Minora, RAMMYS 2018 Manager of the Year Finalist

April 16, 2018
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) presents Heidi Minora, manager of Commissary. She is nominated for the Manager of the Year award for the 2018 RAMMY Awards Gala on June 10. The Manager of the Year award goes to a non-owner manager or general manager in the food service industry who displays the highest level of professionalism and leadership. This person must be an inspiration and mentor to all his/her co-workers displaying outstanding service, an excellent work ethic and a positive image.​ Name // Title // Bio Heidi Minora , General Manager, Commissary &...

RAMMYS 2018 NEW RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR FINALISTS RECIPES

April 16, 2018
SPRINGTIME RECIPES FROM 2018 RAMMYS NEW Restaurant of the year finalists Bee's Knees Signature Spring Cocktail Recipe by Chef Ryan Ratino, Bresca ​Ingredients: 2 oz Bees Wax Gin 1 oz Truffle Honey Syrup 1 oz Lemon Juice Baby's Breath (garnish) Directions: Shake all ingredients with plenty of ice Strain into desired glass Garnish with baby's breath and straw Enjoy! Quick Pickled Yellow Daikon Recipe by Chefs Scott Drewno & Danny Lee, CHIKO ​ CHIKO’S QUICK PICKLED YELLOW DAIKON IS THEIR TAKE ON DANMUJI, A TRADITIONAL KOREAN SNACK OR SIDE DISH Ingredients: 1 Pound Yellow...

How Retailers Are Using Food and Beverage to Enhance the Shopping Experience

April 2, 2018
SmartBrief / Emily Crowe / April 2, 2018 When it comes to unique customer experiences, more retailers are turning to food and beverage to add a little something extra to their operation. Whether it’s a sit-down restaurant or a quick-service counter, retailers and grocers are finding success with these partnerships, cross promotions and collaborations. Likewise, restaurants are finding willing partners in retailers with distinctive offerings, as well as launching their own retail divisions The trend is driven, in part, by today’s ever-changing retail landscape and the need for...

ANNOUNCING: RAMMYS & BYT BRUNCH PASSPORT CHALLENGE 2018

March 16, 2018
ANNOUNCING: RAMMYS & BYT BRUNCH PASSPORT CHALLENGE 2018 SVETLANA LEGETIC - MARCH 16, 2018 Attention D.C. Brunch lovers! The RAMMY Awards finalists were announced this week! Right before the James Beard nominations (which also featured some major D.C. area love), but more fun because you actually get to eat at ALL of these places. Congratulations to everyone included! Can’t wait to dance and eat and drink at the awards night with you June 10 . This season we are again teaming up with RAMW to celebrate the finalists in ours/yours/DC’s favorite meal category – BRUNCH...

International Rugby to Make History in Washington in June

March 16, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — South Africa and Wales are set to face off in a historic rugby match at RFK Stadium this spring, highlighting the growth and popularity of the sport in the nation’s capital. The one-off match is scheduled for June 2 and is part of a trio of test matches South Africa and Wales will play during the month across North and South America. According to World Rugby’s most recent rankings, South Africa is the fifth-ranked team in the world, while Wales is seventh. This will be the first time RFK Stadium has ever hosted a rugby match between two international...Read more