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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...
September 19, 2008
Members in the News | Washington Capitalizes on dynamic dining sceneWashington capitalizes on dynamic dining scene  D.C. restaurants thrive in hard economyBy PAUL  FRUMKIN WASHINGTON (Sept. 15, 2008 ) —Veteran restaurateur Robert Kinkead Jr. acknowledges that the fine-dining business in the nation’s capital has softened over the past year. But, he adds quickly, it’s not as bad as some...
September 19, 2008
Hot Topics | http://www.nrn.com/article.aspx?id=358476&searchWords=paul%20|%20frumkinWashington capitalizes on dynamic dining scene  D.C. restaurants thrive in hard economyBy PAUL  FRUMKIN WASHINGTON (Sept. 15, 2008 ) —Veteran restaurateur Robert Kinkead Jr. acknowledges that the fine-dining business in the nation’s capital has softened over the past year. But, he adds quickly,...
September 19, 2008
Hot Topics | http://www.nrn.com/article.aspx?id=358476&searchWords=paul%20|%20frumkin
September 18, 2008
Members in the News | As printed in The Washington TimesWednesday, July 23, 2008 Recipe for Success by Ann Geracimos To call Wesley Ogilvie a culinary scholar would be a bit off the mark these days. The winner of a recent $10,000 award from the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Education (RAMW) Foundation has worked as a host and curbside-to-go employee at an Applebee's restaurant and is...
September 15, 2008
Legislation | Stop Loudoun County HospiTAXityVote NO November 4th on thisUnfair Grab at Your Food and Beverage DollarsThrough Restaurants and Prepared Food OutletsDid you know that upwards of 27% of your restaurant tab goes to government coffers?  (And you thought you were just paying for a burger and fries.) Think a tax like this doesn’t really affect the restaurant – hey, it’s just a...
September 10, 2008
Members in the News | Two interesting articles on Washingtonians and the Washington social scene. RAMW members get mentions in both. Meet the Most Connected Women in Washington on Elle.com Mel Daivs of Michel Richard Citronelle mentioned... Party Animals in W Magazine Yes, they referring to donkeys and elephants...but in a differnt way. Mentions for The Oval Room, Restaurant Marvin and Cafe Saint EX
September 5, 2008
Hot Topics | {mosimage}  Many Washington metropolitan area restaurateurs are finding that business-friendly environmental initiatives help them not only better serve customers, but also save money by “going green.” Roughly one-quarter of restaurant operators plan to devote a larger proportion of their budget to green initiatives this year, according to National Restaurant Association...
September 4, 2008
Tidbits | For the whole month of September, you can support DC Central Kitchen by eating at J. Paul's, or Old Glory, which will donate to us 10% of the proceeds from sales of special dishes as our "Eating Well - Doing Good" restaurant of the month. Make reservations during the month and order one of the following dishes (as indicated on the menu): Old Glory From the kitchen of...
August 31, 2008
Legislation | The “Kids in Clubs Bill”, prompted by continuing violence in clubs and entertainment venues, was aimed at club owners and employees rather than sharing responsibility for order with the under-age offenders themselves.  The bill did not pass and, instead, curfew laws are being more strictly enforced. After years of debate about Zones or Meters for taxi service in the District,...
August 26, 2008
Cloak Room | {mosimage}  WAG THE BAG (Doggy, that is) Well, it snuck up on us on quiet little puppy feet, but break out an open, partially consumed bottle of wine, ‘cause you can now send your customers home with their leftover wine in a sealed “Wine Doggy Bag”. This is one of those pieces of legislation that is so very reasonable but took a whole lot of time and energy to get some...
August 26, 2008
Hot Topics | Members Helping Members...Concept Group USA provides some guidance.  Getting Through the Challenge of Tough Economic TimesBy Tom Kelley and Denis Sparagis Alliances. It is the one simple word that successful operators have realized truly matters in both good and challenging times. As your business navigates the leaner times ahead, consider the following recommendations: Build...
August 18, 2008
Tidbits |   INTELLIGENCE REPORT A Maverick Mayor Mark Naymik Published: August 17, 2008 John Hickenlooper, 56, was a geologist and brewpub owner before being elected mayor of Denver in 2003. He’s won praise for...
August 15, 2008
Members in the News | 'Nightline' Platelist: José Andrés' Spanish Cuisine 'I Want People to Leave With a Smile,' Chef Says By SARAH ROSENBERG and CHRISTINA CARON Aug. 11, 2008— As a child growing up in a little town called Mieres in northern Spain, José Andrés used to beg his father to let him cook alongside him. But each time, his father would tell him...
August 15, 2008
Members in the News | 'Nightline' Platelist: José Andrés' Spanish Cuisine 'I Want People to Leave With a Smile,' Chef Says By SARAH ROSENBERG and CHRISTINA CARON Aug. 11, 2008—As a child growing up in a little town called Mieres in northern Spain, José Andrés used to beg his father to let him cook alongside him. But each time, his father would tell him...

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