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January 27, 2014
Press Release | Washington, DC (January 27, 2014)—Nominations for the 2014 RAMMY Awards will close at midnight, the evening of Wednesday, January 29.  Members of the public are encouraged to nominate their favorite chefs, foodservice operators, local food & beverage products, and professionals for consideration in the region’s premier industry awards program.  To nominate an...
January 23, 2014
News | WASHINGTON, January 23, 2014 –The sixth annual Sips and Suppers will take place January 25th and January 26th, 2014. The city’s leading culinary fundraiser, the two-day event highlights food and drink from over sixty nationally renowned chefs, artisans, mixologists, brewers and viticulturists. All proceeds support the fight against hunger in the nation’s capital.   The...
January 21, 2014
News | Washington, D.C. (January 21, 2014) – Park Hyatt Washington’s Executive Chef Sebastien Archambault is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel John Singhofen  as the new chef de cuisine of  award-winning restaurant Blue Duck Tavern. Singhofen has earned numerous culinary achievements during his career, most recently having owned and managed his own notable DC restaurant...
January 15, 2014
News | Washington, DC – [January 14, 2013] Diners looking to get a sneak peek of Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley’s menu at soon-to-open Roofers Union can preview menu items January 22 and 23 at Ripple, the Chef’s beloved Cleveland Park haunt. Meek-Bradley will serve her creative takes on everyday food alongside her regular menu before Roofers Union opens in Adams Morgan at the end of...
January 10, 2014
News | (Washington, DC) —The DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority today released new data showing strong enrollment activity through DCHealthLink.com, the District of Columbia’s new on-line health insurance marketplace for individuals, families and small businesses. Since the exchange opened for business on October 1, DC Health Link has enrolled 20,290 people. This includes District...
January 10, 2014
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News | Washington, DC – The Penn Quarter Porter is now available in Pennsylvania! DC BRAU is thrilled to be working with Bella Vista Beer (bellavistabeverage.com) to distribute several of our signature beers throughout Eastern Pennsylvania.     “We are really excited to bring DC BRAU to Philadelphia and the surrounding counties,” says Brandon Skall, co-founder...
January 8, 2014
News | By Julian Hattem, The Hill The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is backing down from a fight over a contentious regulation that would have required most businesses to display posters about union rights.   Two federal appeals courts struck down the rules in separate cases last year, ruling that they amounted to an overreach from the labor rights agency. The NLRB’s last recourse...
January 7, 2014
Press Release | Washington, DC (January 7, 2014) – Looking forward to the new year ahead, Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week organizers, in collaboration with 94.7 Fresh FM’s The Tommy Show and NBC4, will offer Restaurant Week diners the chance to win and dine in 2014. Winter Restaurant Week returns Monday, January 13 through Sunday, January 19 during which 250 DC area restaurants will offer...
January 2, 2014
Press Release | Washington, DC (January 2, 2014) —Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2014 RAMMY Awards will open tomorrow, Friday, January 3 and will be accepted through Wednesday, January 29. The annual RAMMY Awards Gala is the signature annual fundraiser for RAMW recognizing the best and brightest in the area’s vibrant restaurant...
December 29, 2013
News |   RAMW is pleased to announce that the state’s pending happy hour legislation has been signed and will be published on December 30, 2013. The new law, which will allow restaurants and bars to advertise happy hours through print, digital and social media, will be effective January 29th, 2014.   To be clear, the law does not allow for the advertisement of specific happy hour...
December 27, 2013
News | The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) will host a wholesale local food trade show on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. The purpose of this Expo is to provide an opportunity for Maryland growers, producers, and processors to connect with buyers from grocery retailers, restaurants, schools, institutions, and other venues. The Registration deadline to be included in the 2014 Directory is January 7,...
December 20, 2013
News | To accommodate the new street cars, DDOT has created new loading zones in the H Street NE Corridor, effective on December 16th. The new loading zones are located on side streets along the corridor between 4th and 14th Streets NE. Commercial loading and unloading will be allowed between 7:00 am and 6:30 pm Monday through Saturday.  New signage has been posted to identify the new loading zone...
December 19, 2013
Press Release | Washington, DC [December 19, 2013]—Today, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced it has selected the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to host the 2014 RAMMY Awards Gala on Sunday, June 22.  The new venue reflects the continued growth of the annual event celebrating the best in the area’s outstanding foodservice industry.  The Convention Center...
December 18, 2013
News | Reston, VA [December 18, 2013] –Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro has appointed the talented John-Michael Hamlet as the restaurant’s new executive chef. He joins Vinifera’s culinary team after spending the last two years as District Executive Chef at Compass Group USA, Inc. A native of Northern Virginia, Chef John-Michael Hamlet developed his passion for fine cuisine at an early...
December 17, 2013
News | Today the Council of the District of Columbia passed bills increasing the minimum wage and broadening the coverage of the District’s mandatory paid sick leave law to include tipped workers. How does this affect you? The minimum wage will increase to $9.50 on July 1, 2014, $10.50 on July 1, 2015 and 11.50, July 1, 2016. On the paid sick leave revision, tipped workers who take...

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