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September 9, 2009
Legislation | RAMW works hard to represent the interests of the metropolitan DC area restaurant community to local governments and representatives.  We do this through direct lobbying of elected officials, information campaigns, and analyses of the large tax and regulatory burdens restaurants face.  Another vital way we voice the concerns of our members is testimony in front of government committees...
September 4, 2009
Tidbits | Entrepreneur Magazine wanted to know how kmG Hauling impacted the community and how they impact its employees. kmG Hauling has been actively pursuing how to reduce their customers trash rather than just removing it. Through food composting or performing waste audits for their customers, kmG Hauling believes that they can make a huge difference to their client needs and at the same time impact the...
August 25, 2009
Press Release | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDC’s Willard InterContinental Wins Condé Nast Traveler 2009 World Saver Award  Contact: Barbara BahnyTel. 202-637-7309, barbara.bahny@ihg.com Washington DC, August 25, 2009 -- Condé Nast Traveler announced the winners of the magazine‘s third annual World Savers Awards, naming Washington DC’s Willard InterContinental overall winner in the...
August 19, 2009
Hot Topics | Posted by Capital SpiceAugust 18, 2009 {mosimage}  We’re a little more than 24 hours away from the premiere of Top Chef’s sixth season (Cleaving Las Vegas, anyone?), and the excitement is definitely building in Washington as we watch for our local competitors to show the rest of the country what we already know: that DC is underrated when it comes to the quality of our up-and-...
August 18, 2009
Tidbits | Congratulations Hank's DC: 2009 State Winner of the                       NRA Restauant Neighbor Award  The National Restaurant Association has selected Hank's Oyster Bar (DC) as one of this year's Restaurant Neighbor Award state winners for their tremendous dedication to...
August 18, 2009
Legislation |  There are two exciting new changes that can be found on the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration’s (ABRA’s) website.  These two changes are designed to improvecommunications between the Agency and the public, including licensees. The first change is ABRA’s new E-Feedback Form .  This form is intended to allow licensees and members of the publicto...
August 17, 2009
Members in the News | Founding Farmers general manager Christian Holmes is an affable host and a man clearly delighted (if exhausted) by his job — serving people delicious food with a friendly side of sustainable farming propaganda.“This job is a great fit,” said Holmes. “It’s something I believe in and everyone loves the mission (of sustainability). We’ve only got one environment...
August 13, 2009
Cloak Room | Sizzlin' Summer edition of The Cloak Room® your Quarterly Issue filled with RAMW newsworthy highlights. In this edition you'll find:Wage Increase NoticeABRA News You Can UseNY Hearts The RAMMYSRAMW Calendar of EventsABRA Compliance Training ScheduleVirginia Wine Crystal Stem Award Nomination InformationAnd Much More... Download the Summer Edition
August 11, 2009
Members in the News | I Love Crabcakes CompetitionRestaurant ExaminerBY: Lisa ShapiroOn August 10, 2009 - Washington, DC area crab cake lovers came to Phillips Restaurant on the DC waterfront for the fourth annual “I Love Crab Cakes!” competition and fundraiser in honor of Karen Cathey. The event was hosted by the American Institute of Wine and Food (AIWF) National Capital Area Chapter and by Phillips...
August 7, 2009
Hot Topics | Published on 08/06/2009 12:31pm  By: Ashley BentleyBelair Produce and Watermark Foods, a Hanover, Md.-based specialty produce and food supplier, is the 2009 winner of the Joan Hisaoka Associate Member of the Year award from the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, its representative restaurant association.The company took home the award in recognition of its support and...
August 6, 2009
Hot Topics | Featured in The New York TimesBy: GLENN COLLINSPublished: August 4, 2009 ORHAN CAKIR, the owner of Pierre Loti Cafe and Wine Bar in Manhattan’s Gramercy Park, absolutely knew that his two-year-old establishment was quaint enough, romantic enough and popular enough to engender a sibling. Et voilà: his dream was realized last month, when he opened a second diminutive restaurant six...
August 6, 2009
Hot Topics | Featured in The Washington PostBy: Susan KinzieWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, August 6, 2009On a motorboat off the Delaware coast, gusts of wind sent Shanice Brown's twists of hair flying and Brian Douglas's T-shirt flapping. After years of going to the beach with Bill Duggan and his three sons, Brian is comfortable at the wheel and Shanice knows how to pull a crab trap from the water....
August 5, 2009
Members in the News | The new kid on the block of the DC area dining scene is Columbia Firehouse in Old Town Alexandria. After bringing us Rammy-winning Vermilion and other neighborhood gems such as Evening Star Café, Tallula, and Rustico, the Neighborhood Restaurant Group added another Northern Virginia establishment to its family, while reviving a beloved piece of Alexandria’s history.Columbia Firehouse...
August 5, 2009
Members in the News | Chef Robert Weland has an impressive culinary background hailing from the New York scene and includes a year in France at Pierre Orsi, a two-star Michelin restaurant in Lyon, where he learned farmer sourcing skills that he utilizes today to bring D.C. the freshest organic ingredients.Chef Weland doesn’t rely solely on USDA organic certification. He sees that organic and bio-dynamic farmers...
July 29, 2009
Tidbits | RAMMY Finalists Prepare a James Beard House Dinner   It’sa new day in the nation’s capital: there’s a new President, a newmajority in the Senate, and a new way of doing things. Change is good,but we’re happy to report that Washington, D.C.’s dynamic food sceneremains as deliciously compelling as ever. The 2009 RAMMY finalists forthe Hottest Bar Scene and...

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