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April 25, 2013
Members in the News | EatWell DC today announced that Chef Michael Bonk would be taking the helm of the kitchn at the restaurant group's The Pig Restaurant in Logan Circle. Prior to his arrival at The Pig, Bonk served as the executive chef of Sonoma, on Capital Hill, and Chef Consultant at the Queen Vic Pub, on H Street. Chef Bonk worked in the finance business for many years before turning to his real passion,...
April 22, 2013
Hot Topics | By Rebecca Cooper , Washington Business Journal April 22, 2013After several years working in various areas of the food and beverage industry around D.C., Alisia Kleinmann had an idea. What if some of the local food and beverage industry's biggest guns shared their war stories with aspiring restaurateurs and entrepreneurs?As it turned out, the concept was pretty popular. Kleinmann organized a...
April 19, 2013
Members in the News | By Nycci Nellis, specil to WTOPHungry for something new? Nycci Nellis dishes on a handful of restaurants that just opened their doors in the D.C. area. Read the full story. 
April 16, 2013
Members in the News | By Alexandra Greeley, Special to The Washington Examiner April 17, 2013Running one pastry kitchen would overwhelm most of us. Running three must take grit, savvy and creativity, and that about sums up Beverly Bates, baker par excellence and pastry mastermind for chef Jeffrey Buben's Bistro Bis, Vidalia and -- the newest -- Woodward Table. And now recognized for her professional talents, Bates was...
April 16, 2013
Members in the News | By Jim Shahin, The Washington Post April 16, 2013The Lone Star-themed Hill Country Barbecue Market and the National Building Museum will be waltzing across Texas this summer.From May 3 through the end of summer, the Penn Quarter restaurant will throw Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue on the museum’s west lawn, along Fifth Street NW between G and F streets, one block east of the Verizon...
April 16, 2013
Hot Topics | By Rebecca Cooper, Washington Business JournalApril 15, 2013It is still be more than a year from opening, but the Marriott Marquis at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center has already been booking event and hotel room space into 2015.The sales team is "on track" with bookings, said Dan Nadeau, who started as the hotel's general manager last month."I'm feeling very good about...
April 11, 2013
Hot Topics | From the National Restaurant AssociationApril 12, 2013Restaurant sales registered a solid gain in March, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.  Eating and drinking place sales totaled $45.6 billion in March on a seasonally-adjusted basis, up 0.7 percent from February’s level and the first increase in three months. The March uptick gained back some of the losses...
March 22, 2013
Members in the News | Award Winning Chef Lineup to appear on Viking Cooking Stage (National Harbor, MD) – A great summer tradition will return to the National Harbor Waterfront on the Potomac with the much anticipated 6th Annual National Harbor Wine & Food Festival on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm each day.The event is totally tent-covered in a beautiful outdoor setting on...
March 20, 2013
Press Release | The “Oscars of DC Restaurants” Names Finalists for Annual Restaurant AwardsWASHINGTON, DC (March 19, 2013) – Hundreds of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area’s top restaurateurs, chefs and key restaurant industry players gathered tonight as the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced the nominees for its annual RAMMY Awards. This evening’s...
February 27, 2013
Members in the News | Jessup, MD (February 28, 2013) – Congressional Seafood Co., one of the mid-Atlantic’s most respected seafood distributors, has introduced a traceability program that offers a direct link to the “REEL” story behind the seafood they deliver. QR codes, now available to fishmongers and chefs, deliver information about the species, harvest location, fisherman biographies, farm...
February 26, 2013
Members in the News | By Jonathan O'Connell, The Washington Post February 27, 2013Shortly after Andy Shallal opened Busboys and Poets on 14th Street NW in 2005, he said he began receiving a stream of e-mails and phone calls from residents of the Takoma neighborhood of D.C. and its Maryland neighbor, Takoma Park, a neighborhood long known for its counter-culturism.Would Shallal, an Iraqi-American whose opposition to...
February 26, 2013
Hot Topics | By Jessica Sidman, Washington City Paper February 27, 2013Around 1:30 p.m. a few Saturdays ago, two inspectors from the D.C. Office of Weights and Measures entered The Big Board on H Street NE pulling a dolly with a crate full of beakers.The inspectors told chef Andrew Gregory, the manager on site, that they were there to make sure the bar was pouring enough beer, wine, and hard liquor in each...
February 25, 2013
Hot Topics | Staff, Washington Business Journal February 26, 2013Pro-streetcar group Arlington Streetcar Now, formed last month, officially announced its formation over the weekend at an Arlington County Board meeting, ARLnow.com reported.Arlington Streetcar Now says the proposed Columbia Pike and Crystal City streetcar systems will be a boon for residents and businesses along those respective corridors.Read...
February 23, 2013
Hot Topics | By Eric P. Newcomer, Washington ExaminerFebruary 24, 2013As D.C. food truck owners get ready for the bigger crowds that go along with the approaching warmer weather, the city's roving restaurateurs continue to operate under -- or ignore -- antiquated ice cream truck regulations.Even the food truck industry's natural foe, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, wants reforms soon....
February 21, 2013
Members in the News | By Deema Alfadl, NBC Washington February 22, 2013Five D.C.-area restaurants made the Daily Meal’s “101 Best Restaurants in America for 2013” list.Four of Chef Jose Andres’ restaurants made the cut, including Minibar and Jaleo of Penn Quarter. Minibar came in 95th place, while Jaleo came in 83rd.The Obamas recently had their Valentine’s Day dinner at Minibar.Indian...

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