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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...
December 19, 2012
Members in the News | By Thomas Heath , The Washington Post December 16, 2012What’s left to say about local banker Ron Paul, the self-made Washington banker/real estate success who has been honored, profiled, photographed and talked about for more years than his EagleBank has been churning out profits?We could talk about his world-class sports memorabilia collection (He’s got a baseball from the perfect...
December 14, 2012
Hot Topics | By Nick Sibilla, Institute of Justice December 7, 2012, The Washington Post America is in crisis. A $16 trillion debt. Unemployment malingering around 8 percent. The looming fiscal cliff. The existence of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” It’s enough to drive anyone to drink. And given the recession, it’s never been more important to pinch pennies when going out....
December 13, 2012
Members in the News | By Olga Boikess, ZagatMatchbox, the Chinatown American pizza haven that started out mini-sized and has grown into four mega-restaurants, prides itself on its vibrant, approachable hospitality. We sat down with its management team to find out how it kindles the flame of what it calls “PMA” (positive mental attitude) in its huge staff.  Check out the slide show to see them train a...
December 13, 2012
Members in the News | By Nevin Martell, The Washington Post December 11, 2012Even itinerant bakers need to settle down. Grassroots Gourmet began in November 2009 as a baked-goods delivery service that specialized in cupcakes and cookies. Co-owners and second cousins Sara Fatell, 27, and ­Jamilyah Smith-Kanze, 30, gave up their mobile lifestyle in late November when they opened a bricks-and-mortar ­location in...
December 5, 2012
Hot Topics | By Tim Craig , The Washington Post December 6, 2012The D.C. government launched a new Web site Thursday where residents and visitors can receive information and updates on the presidential inauguration next month.The site, inauguration.dc.gov, includes maps as well as information on road closures, hotel rooms and transportation. It also links to the official inauguration committee for ticket...
December 5, 2012
Members in the News | WASHINGTON DC,  – Dec 4, 2012 – Tabbedout, the free mobile payment app that allows consumers to open, view and pay tabs with their phones, has launched service in nearly 40 locations throughout the D.C. area, including at popular locations such as The Hamilton, Nellie’s Sports Bar, Old Ebbitt Grill and Public House, with more bar and restaurant locations coming soon....
December 4, 2012
Members in the News | From SousChefSeries2012.comAt Ashby Inn, where Nathan Shapiro is the sous chef, the entire kitchen staff numbers three, Shapiro included. The team has found ways to capitalize on their labor, and a pressure cooker is one shortcut.Shapiro, who worked at the Inn at Little Washington before joining the team at Ashby Inn, makes stocks and beans in the pressure cooker, but also uses the appliance to...

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