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June 1, 2009
Members in the News | Featured in The Washington Post Feast Your Eyes By:Blake Gopnik Sunday, May 17, 2009 'Foodjects' Exhibition Shows That New Spanish Culinary Delights Are Well Served With a Dash of Design A question for Emily Post: What is the proper dish for serving caramel popcorn, curried, compressed, then cold-cooked in liquid nitrogen? Some possible answers, in the form of suitably radical housewares,...
May 22, 2009
Hot Topics | Son of Chilean Exiles Returns to Champion the Taste of a NationChef Palomo was born in Mexico in 1978, the son of Chilean exiles who fled the anti-intellectual dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Palomo returned to Chile as a student of INACAP, the Cordon Bleu of Santiago. He traveled to Mexico City for his first professional kitchen experience at La Costa Vasca. In 2001, Chef Palomo received his...
May 22, 2009
Hot Topics | Bienvenidos! The Toast and Host of Santiago, ChileChef Matias Palomo to Host Gastronomy Week at Ceiba, June 8-13, 2009Chef Jeff Tunks and his team at Ceiba, a leading contemporary Latin American restaurant in the Mid-Atlantic, are excited to welcome Chef Matias Palomo as the host of Chilean Gastronomy week, June 8-13, 2009. For his week-long residency, Chef Palomo has designed a five-course, prix...
May 22, 2009
Press Release | IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact:  Betsy Allman, RAMWTel:  (202) 331-5990Email:  betsy@ramw.orgTHE RAMMYS 2009 – Celebrate! RestaurantsWashington, DC, February 6, 2009 –  Mark your calendars, save the date! Lynne Breaux, President, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, announces the particulars of the 27th annual Restaurant Awards Gala, The 2009 RAMMYS.  The...
May 22, 2009
Members in the News | Featured in Robb Report Adour at the St. Regis Washington, D.C. By: Jill Newman May 13, 2009 Located two blocks from the White House, in the newly renovated St. Regis Washington, D.C., Adour (202.509.8000, www.adour-washingtondc.com) fast became a favorite among the capital’s power elite when it opened last September. The modern decor—which features sleek furnishings in bold shades of...
May 6, 2009
Hot Topics | The Washington Postwashingtonost.comFriday, May 1, 2009Marc Fisher, Columnist, The Washington PostHow Many Don'ts Does It Take To Ruin A Friday Night? Restaurants and bars pour big money into their images -- the logo on the sign outside, the look inside, the acoustics. Then along comes the government to order nightspots to clutter up their showcase entryways with signs announcing that the...
May 1, 2009
Hot Topics | Info & LinksAsthe H1N1/swine flu outbreak evolves, the National RestaurantAssociation has taken a series of steps to monitor, respond to andcommunicate with our members on this developing situation. The NRA has created a hub at www.restaurant.org/swinefluwith all developments. In addition to news, this section includes FAQs,tips on communicating with your employees, and handwashing posters...
April 30, 2009
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April 16, 2009
Members in the News | Featured in The Washington Post The Hip and Hungry Hit 14th Street By Jane Black Wednesday, April 15, 2009; F01 It may be the Worst Economy Since the Great Depression, No wonder restaurateurs of all stripes are flocking to this central Washington artery, once a barren stretch of boarded-up shops and fast-food joints. Nearby Logan Circle may have evolved into a hip destination on P Street late in...
April 16, 2009
Hot Topics | Featured in The Washington Post By Jeffrey H. Birnbaum Tuesday, May 20, 2008; A11 Even with the advent of tough new restrictions on gifts, Congress is still making room for a traditional treat: ice cream. The International Dairy Foods Association plans to hold its 26th Annual Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party next month. The event is always a highlight of the year for lawmakers, staffers and mooching...
April 14, 2009
Hot Topics | April 13, 2009 Earth Day 2009 marks a very special and very significant occasion for Founding Farmers - Wednesday, April 22 the restaurant will be officially certified as the first LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) restaurant in the District of Columbia, and the first full-service, upscale-casual restaurant in the entire United States to achieve LEED® Gold by the U.S....
April 7, 2009
Members in the News | Could It Really Be Him? Yeah, ProbablyThe New York Times, March 26, 2009By: Rachel L. Swarns It has been only two months since the Obamas moved into the White House, but here in the nation’s capital, some people are already asking: Have you bumped into your president and first lady yet? This is no idle question. During the Bush years, Washington got used to a homebody president who...
April 2, 2009
Hot Topics | Washington Business Journal, April 2nd, 2009by: Jonathan O'Connell...
March 27, 2009
Members in the News | The Washington Times  3/11/2009By: Gabriella Boston Small plates, prix fixe menus, smaller inventories and behind-the-scenes bargain hunting on everything from cleaning services to scallops.That's how Washington area restaurants are coping with a dismal - and worsening - economic climate."Luckily, restaurant owners are creative animals," says Lynne Breaux, president of the...
March 27, 2009
Hot Topics | The New York Times, March 26, 2009By: Rachel L. Swarns{mosimage}  It has been only two months since the Obamas moved into the White House, but here in the nation’s capital, some people are already asking: Have you bumped into your president and first lady yet? This is no idle question. During the Bush years, Washington got used to a homebody president who preferred bringing friends...

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