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Avoiding On-the-Job Injuries Focus on prevention with the best equipment, training and scheduling to preserve wellness in the workplace  By P.J. Dempsey
WATCH: Nizam Ali of Ben's Chili Bowl talks about healthcare solutions for restaurants and small businesses. "It's not a business decision, it's just the right decision."  Video Link: Nizam, Ben's Chili Bowl
DC Beer Week 2014
Washington, DC – Craft beer fans rejoice! The 6th annual DC Beer Week returns to the National Capital Region this summer with a variety of beer-related educational and tasting events planned throughout the week of August 17 – 24, 2014. 
Restaurant professionals agree: Hard work and a smile can carry a restaurateur from hand towels and busing to handshakes and board rooms. Find out how eight industry leaders from Washington, D.C., turned their first jobs into their life’s work. 
Pub crawls, the wildly popular events that encourage people to travel from bar to bar for drink specials, will not be banned in Arlington County’s retail corridors as a result of a vote by the County Board to scrutinize them more carefully.
Events DC
Washington, DC—Events DC and the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members are thrilled to officially welcome the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and to the region overall July 13-17, 2014.
Le Diplomate Co- Executive Chef Michael Abt
Michael Abt is the Co- Executive Chef of Le Diplomate, DC's newest homage to French café culture. What is the hardest part about being a chef? Time away from my first love; playing Pinball at the Jersey Shore.
I recently returned from the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago and every year I love attending this show. It’s a great opportunity for me and my team to learn about the latest technology and menu innovations that keep this industry moving forward.
The RAMMYS are just days away and we cannot wait to share with you the exciting menus and world-class wines, spirits, and craft beers you’ll experience all night long. What do you feed a group of more than 1,700 of the region’s most discerning palates? Want a sneak peak?
By Betsy Craig, CEO and co-founder of MenuTrinfo®
Osteria Marzano
Osteria Marzano in Alexandria’s Franconia/Kingstowne neighborhood now offers a weekday Two-Course Dine-In Lunch for only $10. Skip your usual fast food joint, and come to Osteria Marzano for a delicious homemade, healthy Italian meal! Buon Appetito!
Chef Vikram Sunderam
Group Executive Chef of Rasika and Rasika West End Vikram Sunderam, who who was awarded the 2014 "Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic” by James Beard Foundation, recently sat down for an interview with RAMW.
Dino's Grotto Brunch
It’s going to be a yummy weekend in Shaw!
No Fairfax Food Tax
Help Defeat Fairfax County Meals Tax The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is seeking to introduce a referendum ballot measure that would impose a meals tax of 4% on all restaurant meals and prepared foods in Fairfax County. Fairfax County does not currently have a meals tax.
Soccer fans take note, this June and July Richard Sandoval’s popular Washington restaurants Masa 14, El Centro D.F.

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