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February 21, 2013
Members in the News | RAMW President Kathy Hollinger among voting members on new reform task forceMichael Neibauer, Washington Business Journal Business leaders often complain that D.C., between its tax and regulatory burdens, is among the least business-friendly jurisdictions in the country. Reforming the city's bureaucracy is a top priority, and Mayor Vincent Gray's pledge to get that done was partly responsible...
February 19, 2013
Members in the News | By Jessica Sidman, Washington City Paper February 20, 2013Fuel Pizza will replace bankrupt Upper Crust Pizzeria at 1747 Pennsylvania Ave. NW near the White House.Co-owner Jeremy Wladis tells Y&H he expects the 40-seat pizzeria and wing spot to open in late March or early April. Another Fuel Pizza will open at 2301 Georgia Ave. NW near Howard University in late spring or early summer. ...
February 18, 2013
Members in the News | By Daniel Fromson, The Washington PostFebruary 19, 2013From the ground floor of the future Bluejacket brewery — the 7,300 square feet that will contain the bar, restaurant and storage space — a visitor can tilt back his head and gaze into a soaring atrium. Wrapping around the emptiness is a horseshoe-shaped mezzanine. The mezzanine, in turn, is surmounted by a small third floor, like...
February 18, 2013
Members in the News | By Alex Baldinger, The Washington PostFebruary 19, 2013The 2013 James Beard Award semifinalists were announced earlier today, and Washington area chefs are out in force. Of the 20 potential nominees in the “Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic” category, more than a third are locals, including familiar names such as Johnny Monis, Cathal Armstrong and Vikram Sunderam. Also included: Cedric...
February 17, 2013
Members in the News | By Rachel Nania, Borderstan February 18, 2013Last week, neighborhood favorite, Estadio, landed on Zagat’s list of the top five Spanish restaurants in the DC area for its “bustling energy” and “big creative flavors.”The restaurant, which Mark Kuller opened in 2010, serves contemporary Spanish “small bites” cuisine with a focus on dishes from northern...
February 14, 2013
Press Release | Chef Joel Hatton takes the reigns, re-­launches brunch this Sunday  Washington, DC (February 13, 2013)- 1905 Bistro & Bar is pleased to officially announce that Chef Joel Hatton – formerly of Shaw’s Tavern & Leopold’s Café in DC – hastaken over the back of house duties as Executive Chef. Since joining the team at the end of January, the South...
February 14, 2013
Press Release | Chef Joel Hatton takes the reigns, re-­launches brunch this Sunday  Washington, DC (February 13, 2013) - 1905 Bistro & Bar is pleased to officially announce that Chef Joel Hatton – formerly of Shaw’s Tavern & Leopold’s Café in DC – has taken over the back of house duties as Executive Chef. Since joining the team at the end of January, the South...
February 6, 2013
Press Release | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWashington, DC (February 6, 2013) – Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is pleased to announce its new partnership with CultureCapital.com, the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington's online arts and culture website.As visitors to CultureCapital.com discover performances and events, neighboring restaurants will also be displayed allowing the visitor...
January 29, 2013
Press Release | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWashington, DC (January 29, 2013) - During a gathering of its members, its board of directors and local media at Fujimar Restaurant and Lima Lounge in Downtown DC, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) yesterday unveiled the theme for the 2013 RAMMY Awards: Restaurants in Bloom. Keeping with tradition, this year’s RAMMY Awards celebrate the culinary...
January 18, 2013
Press Release | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWashington, DC (January 17, 2013) - The fortunes of District ABC licensees have changed. Mayor Vincent Gray two days ago signed into law the Omnibus Alcoholic Beverage Act of 2012, signaling a departure from burdensome restriction on small business and the diminishing power of obstreperous “Gangs of Five.” All provisions of the new law will take effect immediately...
January 9, 2013
Members in the News | By Brandon Wetherbee, The Huffington Post February 8, 2013Local luminaries paid tribute Monday night to Robert Egger, the founder of the 24-year old D.C. Central Kitchen who has moved to Los Angeles to build L.A. Kitchen, a sibling non-profit food distribution and job training organization.The tribute party at The Hamilton was filled with well-wishers, chefs, musicians, D.C. Central Kitchen staff...
January 7, 2013
Press Release | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWashington, DC (January 7, 2013) - Foodies and deal seekers rejoice: The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) today announced the dates for its upcoming winter Restaurant Week promotion. From Monday, February 4 to Sunday, February 10, area eaters will be able to enjoy the best that the region has to offer at incredible rates; three-course, prix-fixe lunch and...
January 2, 2013
Members in the News | Published January 2, 2013 by AlexandriaNews.orgNearly 2,000 persons in the Washington-metropolitan area used the free cab ride service, SoberRide, this holiday season as opposed to possibly driving home drunk."For its hours of operation on New Year's Eve alone, this level of ridership translates into SoberRide removing a would-be drunk driver from Greater Washington’s roadways every 74...
January 2, 2013
Members in the News | By Stephanie Steinberg, WTOPJanuary 2, 2013 Ellen Kassoff is used to the Secret Service randomly sweeping through her restaurant.Over the past 14 years, Equinox on Connecticut Avenue has served a slew of high profile customers -- the Israeli prime minister, Hillary Clinton, President George Bush Sr. and the occasional celebrity like Jon Bon Jovi just to name a few.But Kassoff was caught off guard...
December 26, 2012
Members in the News | By Jessica Voelker, Washingtonian December 27, 2012 The inauguration looms, and restaurateurs are shaking off the holiday hangovers to start prepping for their presidential parties. Among them: Art and Soul—Art Smith’s Southern-leaning restaurant in the Liaison Hotel on Capitol Hill—which will host a late night chef’s ball on January 19 where local toques will whip up...

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