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September 21, 2009
Members in the News | Unbound From K Street, Lobbyists Expand Waistlines, Horizons Into Favored RestaurantsBy Manuel Roig-FranziaWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, September 20, 2009 Noon at Ristorante Tosca. Time to feed the lobbyists. They're all at their regular tables in this F Street hangout, communing over lobster risotto. Table 45, tucked discreetly behind the servers' station, always goes to Steve Elmendorf,...
September 21, 2009
Hot Topics | By Ellen McCarthyWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, September 20, 2009In the current season of the reality show "Top Chef," Michael Isabella comes off as brash, cocky and a bit of a misogynist. Stacy Nemeth would describe Isabella, the man she married on Aug. 29, two weeks after the show premiered, in different terms: intense, straightforward and caring.But it takes a while to learn to...
September 18, 2009
Tidbits | Serves Us RightBy Phoebe DamroschOp-Ed Contributor, The New York Times WHISK-WIELDING rock-star chefs are everywhere these days. Same goes for sincere farmers — posing, elbow on hoe, in glossy food-magazine spreads. We applaud former Wall Street executives who open cupcake shops and lawyers who ditch the briefcase and buy a vineyard. Go to some friends’ house for breakfast and they...
September 18, 2009
Tidbits | By: PHOEBE DAMROSCHPublished: September 17, 2009WHISK-WIELDING rock-star chefs are everywhere these days. Same goes for sincere farmers — posing, elbow on hoe, in glossy food-magazine spreads. We applaud former Wall Street executives who open cupcake shops and lawyers who ditch the briefcase and buy a vineyard. Go to some friends’ house for breakfast and they usher you into their chef...
September 18, 2009
Hot Topics | Nat'l Restaurant Assoication Public Policy Brief - Health Care ReformThe National Restaurant Associationsupports market-driven health-care reforms that lead to greater accessto affordable, quality health care for American businesses, theiremployees and others.With 13 million employees, restaurants are the nation’s No. 2private-sector employer. The U.S. restaurant industry is integral tothe...
September 14, 2009
Press Release | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                     September14, 2009   CONTACT:  Annika Stensson (202) 973-3677 astensson@restaurant.org                           MaureenRyan (202)331-5939   ...
September 10, 2009
Members in the News | Featured in - The Scene Bisnow (DC) September 10, 2009Last night, we stopped by the America’s Polo Cup “Taste of India” reception at The Fairfax Hotel, which kicks off preparations for a June 2010 finals match between the US and India. We love Ashok Bajaj’s six restaurants— 701, Rasika, Bombay Club, the Oval Room, Bardeo, and Ardeo—so, last night, we were...
September 10, 2009
Hot Topics | Featured in - FOODSERVICE MONTHLYBy: Josh GibsonSeptember 08, 2009Josh Gibson is executive director of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Education Foundation. Comments or questions can be sent to josh@ramw-ef.org. His article on Green Kitchen Audits appears in the September Foodservice Monthly and is presented here as part of an ongoing series of features from the current issue....
September 9, 2009
Legislation | Below are some of the recent legislative issues in Virginia that RAMW has worked on, all of which have important implications for Northern Virginia restaurants.  As always, we strive to recognize all RAMW members' concerns regarding public policy, and strongly advocate for our members' interests to public employees and elected officials.  VA Smoking Ban In February 2009, the Virginia...
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 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...

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