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March 25, 2008
Cloak Room | Let’s hope the weather remains as great as this issue of The Cloak Room! Cheers & Bon Appetit! Please Click Here to view the April/May issue of the Cloak Room.
March 4, 2008
Hot Topics | ACCRUED SICK AND SAFE LEAVE BILL PASSED BY COUNCIL RAMW ENGINEERS FRIENDLY AMENDMENTS Bill 17-197, “Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2007” was passed by the DC Council yesterday, but not before several amendments which make the effect of the Bill less onerous to DC businesses. RAMW worked closely with other business groups to ensure passage of these favorable amendments....
February 21, 2008
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February 14, 2008
Legislation | Hopes for Public Smoking Ban Are Snuffed Out By Anita Kumar Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, February 15, 2008; B05 RICHMOND, Feb. 14 -- The Virginia House of Delegates defeated several proposals Thursday to prohibit smoking in restaurants, stores, offices and other public places, effectively killing all anti-smoking legislation for this year's General Assembly session. For the...
February 14, 2008
Lynne's Lounge | Post-Katrina The city is coming back slowly but let me say that the dining and imbibing, music and joie de vivre is alive and well, the Quarter is delightful as is Uptown. And the BigEZ restaurants and hotels are keeping the spirit of our wonderful culinary and hospitality industries alive. Check www.nola.com for the most up-to-date information on all things New Orleans…also check hours...
January 23, 2008
Legislation | Virginia's Sangria Ban At Issue in 2 Hearings By Anita Kumar Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, January 24, 2008; B01 RICHMOND, Jan. 23 -- A Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control agent conducting a routine inspection in 2006 cited La Tasca Spanish Tapas Bar and Restaurant in Old Town Alexandria for violating an obscure 75-year-old state law: It's illegal to serve sangria in Virginia...
October 3, 2007
Tidbits | Cooking Light Best Cities AwardsBy Jay CookeCooking Light, October 2007As Cooking Light begins its 20th year of publication, we wanted to know what places best provide the resources people need to live healthful lives. To find out, we ranked major metropolitan areas on 15 criteria, including healthfulness and exercise data, restaurant ratings, farmers' market listings, and parks and...
September 27, 2007
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September 26, 2007
Hot Topics | GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIAAlcoholic Beverage Regulation AdministrationNOTICE OF QUARTERLY STATEMENT FILINGSeptember 10, 2007 Dear Restaurant or Hotel Licensee: This letter shall serve as official notice of your responsibilities under District of Columbia Official Code §§ 25-113(b)(2)(A) or 25-113(e)(4)(A) to file quarterly statements with ABRA. As you may know, the...
September 10, 2007
Hot Topics | CONTACT: Sue Hensley (202) 331-5964 or Maureen Ryan (202) 331-5939 media@dineout.org National Restaurant Association Reacts to Court Ruling on Menu Labeling in New York City - Judge strikes down regulation to require mandatory calorie counts on menus (Washington, DC) - The National Restaurant Association has issued the following statement in response to today's U.S. federal district...
September 9, 2007
Lynne's Lounge | D.C. Taxicab Network Needs an Overhaul and Better Enforcement Say "D.C. taxis" and a chorus of litanies erupts. Anyone who has ridden in one of our taxis has more than a little bit to say. In a 2004 New York Times Magazine article, "Washington: Some of My Favorite Things," Claire Messud writes about our city's great restaurants and increasingly chic urbanity but also...
September 3, 2007
Members in the News | A Town Takes Its Place at the Culinary Table By SUNSHINE FLINT ALEXANDRIA, VA., is only 10 minutes by car from downtown Washington, but the two restaurant scenes once felt decades apart. On one side of the Potomac River, you had nouvelle American bistros and fancy steakhouses packed with Washington insiders and their hefty expense accounts. On the other, there were Applebee's and stodgy...
July 5, 2007
Hot Topics | Economic Hardship Waiver Application Please click the above link to view the entire document.For additional information, contact the Department of Health (202) 671-5000.
June 30, 2007
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May 7, 2007
Hot Topics | Hold the Fries And the District Menu Labeling Sunday, May 6, 2007; B08 Should District restaurants be required to publish nutritional information next to every menu item? D.C. Council members Phil Mendelson (D-At Large) and Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) think so. They've introduced legislation to do just that. And The Post endorsed the idea in an April 2 editorial, "Counting Calories;...

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