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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;...
May 3, 2007
Hot Topics | Capital gains: D.C.'s dining scene has come of age By Jay Cheshes Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure -- The meal began in a rush of tiny tastes. A chocolate truffle oozed foie gras. New-wave bar snacks -- pork rinds in maple syrup, sweet lotus chips in star-anise dust -- gave way, in a spray-bottle spritz of mojito, to an endless procession of...
May 1, 2007
Hot Topics | For Immediate Release: April 30, 2007 Contact: Andrew J. Kline 202.686.7600 Restaurant Association Survey Reflects Businesses Negatively Affected By Smoking Ban as Hardship Waivers Become Available The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (“RAMW”) reports that a survey of members reflects that D.C restaurants, bars and nightclubs have been affected by the mandatory...
April 22, 2007
Hot Topics | By Gabriella Boston THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published April 22, 2007 Washington has always been a top destination for museums and monuments, but a culinary destination? Not so much. For years it was considered "lacking" and "conservative." Some even went so far as to call it a "wasteland." Fortunately, a few good -- culinarily skilled -- men and women are changing that...
April 8, 2007
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April 3, 2007
Hot Topics | Opposition Facts Menu Education and Labeling Act of 2007 – Bill 17-0139 Introduced by Councilmember Mendelson mandating that retail food establishments with 10 or more locations nationally provide the calories, grams of saturated fat plus trans fat, grams of carbohydrates and milligrams of sodium on all food and beverage.  Economic & Regulatory Ramifications for DC Restaurants...
March 8, 2007
Hot Topics | Alexandra Greeley, The Examiner Read more by Alexandra Greeley Mar 7, 2007 3:00 AM WASHINGTON - Washington has certainly become a restaurant destination, says Dusty Lockhart, communications manager at The Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown. To underscore her observation, Lockhart points to a December article in USA Today extolling the culinary glories...
March 6, 2007
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March 5, 2007
Hot Topics | By Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY Restaurant chains — under mounting pressure — are serving up new ways to shield customers from credit card fraud. Ruby Tuesday today will announce that it will be the first national restaurant to offer an ultra-secure credit card processing system that leaves no credit card information with the restaurant. The system that will be in all of its 900...
March 5, 2007
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January 21, 2007
Hot Topics | The Weekly Feed: I Smell A Ban A'Cookin' Edition Now Departing Union Station, Trans Fat I'd watch out on the red line over the next few days if I were you. Courtesy of today's Examiner, we learn that both B. Smith's and Capitol City Brewing Company are booting Trans fat out the door, and he is going to be pissed off. There's no telling what some Trans fat will do, all...
January 21, 2007
Hot Topics | Business Washington restaurants brace for lobbying reforms (Brig Cabe/Examiner) Katie Wilmeth, The Examiner Jan 22, 2007 3:00 AM  WASHINGTON - With the Senate’s passage of sweeping lobbying reform legislation, many local restaurants that play host to lobbyists and members of...

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