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October 24, 2008
Press Release | For Immediate ReleaseOctober 23, 2008Office of the Press SecretaryContact: 202-282-8010 DHS Issues Supplemental Final Rule with Guidance For Employers Who Receive Social Security 'No-Match' LettersThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today issued a Supplemental Final Rule that provides additional background and analysis for the department's No-Match Rule. The DHS regulation, which was...
October 24, 2008
Members in the News | Featured in Roll CallOctober 21, 2008 What Troubled Economy? BY:Elizabeth Brotherton Are happy days here to stay? On Capitol Hill, it sure seems that way. Take, for instance, Zack’s Taverna on Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast. Like many restaurants on the Hill, this Greek eatery seems to have kept at bay the economic crisis afflicting the rest of the country. “We’re lucky. Our...
October 22, 2008
Legislation | October 23, 2008 Maria Delaney, ABRA Director, sent an announcement changing the Sale to Minor Penalty.  Following is the text from her email:“Effective immediately the penalty for staff settlement for a second sale to minor violation will change.  The present penalty is 10 days suspension with 4 stayed and 6 days served but this has been changed to 10 days suspension with 6 days...
October 22, 2008
Members in the News | Featured in The Washington Post Wednesday, October 22, 2008A Chef's Plot ThickensBy: Jane BlackIn the garden behind Restaurant Eve, chef Cathal Armstrong is growing staples for his fall menu: acorn squash, lentils, celery root and Brussels sprouts. He had hoped to have parsnips, too. But though he planted seeds for the wintry root vegetables, up sprouted a jungle of something else entirely....
October 16, 2008
Tidbits | Featured in Travel + Leisure MagazineNovember 2008 IssueWant to live—and dine—like a local in southern France? Look no furtherthan the village bistros scattered throughout the region’s countryside. The Village BistroBy: Christopher Petkanas The village bistro that may or may not also function as a café, grocery store, and bread drop-off is one of rural France’s...
October 15, 2008
Legislation | Wine Doggy Bag FAQs:Many of you have raised questions about the recently passed Wine Doggy Bag provisions. Here are the most common questions we received here in the office at RAMW, and the answers provided by RAMW’s General Counsel, Andrew J. Kline:Do I have to use the special wine doggy bags? Or can I just use a regular take away bag stapled closed? The bag or container must be secured in...
October 14, 2008
Cloak Room |   Happy Fall Season RAMW Members!   This edition of The Cloak Room features more useful information on legislative matters, charitable events, training schedules and other news you can use.  Download the full edition. 
October 14, 2008
Hot Topics | Featured in the Washington Post MagazineSunday,October 12,2008;Page W16 Annual Dining GuideBy: Tom Sietsema’sWashington Post Staff Writer Sure ThingsIn our new, improved dining guide, Tom Sietsema reveals which restaurants deliver the most culinary bang for the buck “When times get tough,” says Lynne Breaux, president of the Restaurant Association, “people need camaraderie...
October 6, 2008
Members in the News | Organic To Go added two new dining locations in the D.C. area. Those include Farragut North at 1700 K St. NW and Georgetown University’s O’Donovan Dining Hall.   “Everyone at Organic To Go is thrilled with the out of the gate positive response we are receiving in Washington, D.C. at our cafés, through our catering, and at Georgetown University,” said Jason...
October 6, 2008
Members in the News | Featured in The Washington FlyerSeptember/October 2008 IssueThe ImpressionistsBy: David Hagedorn  Drawing upon a palette of artful taste, prime locations and inspired design, these seven restaurants deserve master class status.     Anyone who has stood in front of a Seurat painting and then taken a few steps back knows that many small details must come together to create a complete...
October 6, 2008
Members in the News | The Impressionists   Drawing upon a palette of artful taste, prime locations and inspired design, these seven restaurants deserve master class status.   By: David HagedornSeptember/October 2008   Anyone who has stood in front of a Seurat painting and then taken a few steps back knows that many small details must come together to create a complete and pleasing picture. The same goes...
October 6, 2008
Members in the News | The Back PageSkylines and sneakersBy: Jennifer Nyzc-Conner It was more about the high heels than the sneakers when a group of VIPs headed to the Donovan House rooftop pool deck Sept. 11 for a warm up reception to the Sept. 16 Greater Washington Sports Alliance’s SneakerBall. It may be after Labor Day, but that doesn’t mean the seersucker has returned to storage for another year,...
October 6, 2008
Members in the News | The Back PageSkylines and sneakersBy: Jennifer Nyzc-Conner It was more about the high heels than the sneakers when a group of VIPs headed to the Donovan House rooftop pool deck Sept. 11 for a warm up reception to the Sept. 16 Greater Washington Sports Alliance’s SneakerBall. It may be after Labor Day, but that doesn’t mean the seersucker has returned to storage for another year,...
October 6, 2008
Members in the News | Tom Meyer: Chef, entertainer, inspiration  By Alexandra GreeleySpecial to The Examiner 9/18/08   Chef Tom Meyer of Clyde's Restaurant Group is considered by many to be the pioneer of the 'farm to restaurant movement' in Washington.  WASHINGTON – To know Tom Meyer, executive vice president of Clyde’s Restaurant Group and its former corporate chef, is to know many things...
October 2, 2008
Legislation |  We are pleased to inform you that District of Columbia Enterprise Zone (DCEZ) Tax Incentives are available once again to private for-profit businesses located in, or doing business within, the DCEZ. Last week, President Bush signed into law legislation that, among other things, extends the DCEZ designation through December 31, 2009.  The narrowing of opportunities within the capital...

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