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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...
November 8, 2012
Press Release | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC (November 9, 2012) - Former director of DC Motion Picture and TV Development Kathy Hollinger has accepted the position as the new president of Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW). Hollinger, who assumes the presidency on December 15, 2012, succeeds Lynne Breaux, who announced in July that she would not be renewing her contract.“We are...
November 6, 2012
Members in the News | By Jessica Sidman, Washington City PaperNovember 7, 2012Pick up a menu the next time you’re out to eat, and oddsare your eye will drift over to the top right corner. Restaurateurs know this. That’s why they often list their most profitable dishes there.As you continue looking through your options, you’ll first take note of the one or two items on top, then skim through the...
November 2, 2012
Hot Topics | By Elissa Elan, National Restaurant Association BlogOctober 24, 2012A few local lawmakers in Washington, D.C., say a ban on large-sized sugary beverages, similar to the one passed last month in New York City, is a sweet idea for the nation's capital.Council members Michael Brown and Vincent Orange recently discussed the idea of a ban during a debate between candidates campaigning for office in...
October 20, 2012
Members in the News | By Abha Bhattarai, Capital BusinessOctober 21, 2012On paper, Priya Ammu was ready to open a restaurant.She had the perfect recipe, an extensive business plan and plenty of experience, having spent more than a decade working in commercial kitchens and catering facilities.But, she said, there were things she wasn’t prepared for. Having to juggle different orders at different times, for...
October 19, 2012
Members in the News | By Mark Kurlansky, Food & Wine Magazine October 2012On January 1, 1959, Mariano Guas, 13 years old, was at home in Havana when he learned that Cuba’s dictator, Fulgencio Batista, had fled the country. “It was a gloomy scene. I was scared,” he recalls. “I didn’t know what to expect or what it meant. But it didn’t take long to realize my life was about to...
October 18, 2012
Members in the News | By Sharon McLoon, Del Ray Patch October 16, 2012The Alexandria Circuit Court has dismissed the Old Dominion Boat Club’s dispute over Wales Alley, allowing Virtue Feed & Grain to lease and expand the area for outdoor dining.“We are certainly disappointed in the Circuit Court’s dismissal of this case,” said Miles Holtzman, president of the Old Dominion Boat Club. “...
October 17, 2012
Hot Topics | By Dave McIntyre , The Washington Post October 15, 2012“Virginia makes the kind of wines I like to drink.” By itself, that statement is unexceptional. Spoken by Steven Spurrier, the eminent British wine writer, at a reception in the grand setting of the Virginia governor’s mansion in Richmond before an assembly of Old Dominion winemakers, it was electric.Spurrier — not to...
October 15, 2012
Members in the News | By Christine Haughney , The New York Times October 8, 2012IT’S been belabored in women’s magazines and among women themselves that eating foods like bread can lead to social isolation, a dormant love life and belly fat that could sentence women to a wardrobe of muumuus. There have been knocks, too, on avocados, egg yolks and the ever-menacing blueberry muffin.Enlarge This ImageRuth...

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