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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...
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...

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