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Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Announces 2022 Honorary Milestone RAMMY Award Recipients

May 9, 2022

Nine iconic DMV dining destinations recognized for remarkable longevity after decades in business

Washington, DC (May 9, 2022)—Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced today its 2022 Honorary Milestone RAMMY Award recipients, each acknowledged for decades delighting local diners and visitors alike. 1789 and The Tombs (60 years), Anthony’s Restaurant (50 years), Bombay Bistro (30 years), Duangrat’s (35 years), El Tamarindo (40 years), Franklins (30 years), La Côte d’Or Café (30 years), Mike’s American (35 years), and Tabard Inn (100 years) will receive the award for serving the metropolitan Washington area for a significant number of years.

Commemorating long-standing local restaurants and RAMW members who have been in business for over 25 years, the Honorary Milestone Award is bestowed upon restaurants from casual to formal including some of the region’s most celebrated dining institutions. Each will be formally dedicated at the 2022 RAMMY Awards on Sunday, July 24, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

DC honorees include Tabard Inn, celebrating 100 years of serving locals and visitors in its historic Dupont Circle hotel, El Tamarindo, the area’s longest standing Salvadoran/Mexican restaurant at 40 years in business, and 1789 and The Tombs, commemorating 60 years as a Georgetown staple.

Maryland honorees include Bombay Bistro, bringing 30 years of Indian cuisine to Rockville, and Franklins, a popular brewpub celebrating 30 years in Hyattsville.

Virginia honorees include La Côte d’Or Café, serving Burgundian cuisine in Arlington for 30 years, Duangrat’s, commemorating 35 years of Thai cuisine in Falls Church, Anthony’s Restaurant, serving the Falls Church community for 50 years, and Mike’s American, part of the Great American Restaurants family, is celebrating 35 years in Springfield.

“Since The RAMMYS started the Milestone Award more than a decade ago, we have iconic restaurants to highlight each year, and each unique as cornerstones of their neighborhoods and contributing to their communities in so many ways over their long histories,” said Kathy E. Hollinger, President and CEO of RAMW. “We lost a lot of great restaurants during the past two very challenging years that continue to be missed. To have not just a few, but nine establishments to honor this year and with such incredible stories, feels like a true honor for us as well, and a testament to their staying power.”

The Milestone Award was first awarded in 2008 to Ben’s Chili Bowl and other past honorees include restaurants like Tune Inn, The Monocle, Rockland’s Barbeque and Grilling Co., Tony and Joe’s Seafood Place, Vace, and Pizzeria Paradiso. Honorary Milestone RAMMY Award recipients will be honored at The 40th Annual RAMMY Awards Gala on Sunday, July 24, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. 2022 RAMMYS sponsors include Events DC, NBC Washington, and many industry supporters. For more information regarding the awards, tickets, how to support the program, and this year’s format, email Follow RAMW’s industry blog for regular updates and resources for the region’s restaurant and foodservice community.


Presented by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), The RAMMY Awards Gala honors the exceptional ability and accomplishments of the hard-working individuals and organizations of the region’s restaurants and foodservice community. Named the #1 Food & Restaurant event by BIZBASH Magazine since 2009, The RAMMYS celebrate one of metropolitan Washington’s greatest assets: Its restaurants.

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW)

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is the regional trade association representing restaurants and the foodservice industry in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Established in 1920, RAMW is an advocate, resource and community for its members. The Association works to promote and sustain the growth and development of the industry while providing its members legislative and regulatory representation, marketing and small business support, programming and events. RAMW strives to serve its members with professionalism and integrity, and provide them the training, education and support they need to grow a successful business.