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February 18, 2009
Members in the News | FOX 5 NewsDiners Flock toRestaurant Week DealsBy: Roby ChavezWASHINGTON - Restaurant Week in DC started Monday and will continue until February 22nd.Nearly 200 restaurants are participating and chefs are hoping to get local residents to the table for the right price of $35.09 for a three-course meal. Lunch prices are $20.09 for the same.Restaurant Week is a chance to win back customers taken out...
February 4, 2009
Hot Topics | Featured in- The Hill Posted: 02/03/09 04:44 PM [ET] By Albert Eisele President Obama’s pledge to embrace the capital’s social life and dine out more often may prove to be a boon for some Washington-area restaurants, but it’s come too late to save several well-known eateries from succumbing to economic indigestion. “There’s more optimism than you might think,”...
February 2, 2009
Members in the News |    From CNN Producer Rachel Streitfeld  WASHINGTON (CNN)– President Barack Obama pledged to bring change to Washington.Now that he's moved to town, local restaurant owners are hoping he'll keep his campaign promise.After eight years of largely being ignored by a homebody president, Washington restaurateurs are throwing open their doors to the new first family...
January 30, 2009
Hot Topics | Featured in MSNBC News updated 5:35 p.m. ET, Wed., Jan. 28, 2009 Hot dining spots in Obama’s WashingtonA look at where the new Democratic elite will meet to eatBy: Alexander Zaitchik For eight years the White House was occupied by two Texan shut-ins who made no secret of the fact that they prefer the scrub flatlands of central Texas to the bright if low-lying lights of Washington, D.C. This...
January 23, 2009
Hot Topics |  Please click here for an important communication from Robert Carr, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Heartland Payment System concerning the recent discovery of a major data security breach.   If you are a Heartland client please keep in touch with your Heartland contact for any additional information concerning this very serious issue.
January 22, 2009
Press Release | For Immediate Release:January 22, 2009        Contact: Rebecca Pawlowski                                   Contact: Betsy AllmanDestination DC           ...
January 14, 2009
Tidbits | DC restaurants continue to be one of the reasons to visit the Nation's Capital. Read the why The New York Times deemed DC as one of the Top 44 Places to Go in 2009.
January 14, 2009
Members in the News | Several local restaurants are mentioned in a New York Times article published January 13, 2009 on the many dining options that the Obamas' will have in the city. Also, there's a great quote by Lynne Breaux, President of RAMW. To read the article click here.Members mentioned in the article: Bobby Van's Steakhouse, Ben's Chili Bowl, Smith and Wollensky, Mortons, The Capital Grille, Cork Wine Bar,...
January 11, 2009
Press Release | RAMW Takes Stance on Proposed Virginia Smoking LegislationWASHINGTON, DC – January 12, 2009 – Before the start of Virginia’s new legislative session, Governor Tim Kaine announced this week his renewed effort to expand limits on cigarette smoking in public places including bars and restaurants.  In response, restaurateurs in the national capital area pledged their support...
January 3, 2009
Press Release | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Contact:Lynne Breaux, President202.331.5990lynne@ramw.org RAMW Opposes Health Inspection Grade Posting LegislationLegislation was introduced in the Council of the District of Columbia which would revamp the current health inspection regulations for restaurants in Washington, DC. RAMW is opposed to this legislation. The legislation mandates a simplistic letter grading system...
December 18, 2008
Legislation | December 18, 2008 - The DC City Council passed emergency legislation extending the hours of operation and alcohol service from January 17th until 11:59 PM, January 21st.  In order to participate in the extended hours you must file an application with ABRA by January 7th at 4:00 PM. The specifics of the extension are as follows: All on-premise establishments in the District are eligible to...
December 15, 2008
Cloak Room | {mosimage} This edition of The Cloak Room® features useful information on upcoming events, updated Sick and Safe information, recognition awards registration info, training schedules and other news you can use. Download the full edition.
December 5, 2008
Lynne's Lounge | eat Washington (Tuesday, December 2 , 2008) By: Julia WatsonLynne Breaux’s office feels like a happy place to work. With funny food-reference stickers and ornaments, its waiting area gives the impression of the cosy welcome lobby of a slightly dilapidated bed-and-breakfast establishment run by a warm-hearted and enthusiastic owner. As she sails through it to her office at the end, she...
November 25, 2008
Members in the News | November 25, 2008 - New York, NY. The Chilean wine industry received an international honor last week when Wine Spectator chose Casa Lapostolle’s Clos Apalta 2005 as the best “Wine of the Year” for 2008. Out of the 19,500 wines that were blind tasted by the magazine this year, Clos Apalta was awarded the top ranking. In addition to receiving this prestigious recognition, Casa...
November 14, 2008
Legislation | The Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act (ASSLA) became effective November 13, 2008. The act requires all employers to provide paid sick leave to eligible employees working in the District for absences related to physical or mental illness, preventive medical care or family care, and for absences associated with domestic violence or sexual abuse.Employers must provide the following sick days to their...

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