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PROSTART® TRAINS THE NEXT GENERATION OF CULINARY LEADERS, PROVIDING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR DC YOUTH WASHINGTON (October 11, 2018) — Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) and its education foundation, Educated Eats, are pleased to announce the return of a nationally acclaimed program aimed at cultivating the next generation of local culinary and hospitality management leaders in DC. ProStart®, a National Restaurant Educational Foundation (NRAEF) program that prepares high school students for careers in...
RAMW members invite diners to celebrate the holiday season at some of DC’s best restaurants with exclusive booking specials and promotions for private dining Washington, DC (October 11, 2018) – Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members are excited for the holiday season, and invite diners to book their next holiday party, special occasion dinner, corporate events, and so much more in expertly designed spaces that serve deliciously curated festive fare and cocktails to take the hassle out of planning. For a complete list of participating...
WASHINGTON, DC - The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) is the recipient of a $700,000 award to finance food businesses committed to creating job opportunities for low-income residents in the District of Columbia. The award is a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS), Community and Economic Development (CED) program and comes at a critical time. The District's unemployment rate is the second highest in the country and job growth continues to slow.   "LEDC is thrilled to receive this grant again...
The National Restaurant Association's research has found that 90 percent of restaurateurs in the United States participate in charitable work. Are you one of them? If you are, you could win a 2019 Restaurant Neighbor, Faces of Diversity or Ambassador of Hospitality award – and maybe $10,000. The awards honor members of the restaurant industry that best represent the commitment to charitable giving, diversity and hospitality. The Restaurant Neighbor award, sponsored by American Express, recognizes restaurants for their outstanding community service. The Faces of Diversity award,...
Washington, D.C. (October 1, 2018) For an all-American Thanksgiving celebration in the nation's capital, the Michelin-starred Blue Duck Tavern has the holiday covered. Guests can opt to dine at the restaurant or bring Blue Duck TavernÕs fare home to enjoy with family and friends. Crafted by newly appointed Executive Chef Adam Howard, the farm-fresh menu showcases the spirit of the season along with tempting desserts by Pastry Chef Colleen Murphy. On Thursday, November 22, Blue Duck Tavern will offer its a la carte breakfast menu from 6:30am to 10:30am....
Celebrate October’s National Pizza Month, at Lupo Verde, Lupo Verde Osteria and Lupo Marino to Benefit Susan G. Komen & National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Washington, D.C. (October 1, 2018) — This October Lahlou Restaurant Group is celebrating National Pizza Month by offering tempting variations of signature pizza pies at three of its area restaurants: Lupo Verde, Lupo Verde Osteria & Lupo Marino.  Pizzas are priced from $13 to $19 each (tax and gratuity not included) and are available October 1-31.  Additionally, 10% of pizza...
SmartBrief  //  by Tricia Contreras Offering training materials in multiple languages can help break down language barriers in foodservice, and language learning opportunities can assist with employee retention and promote cultural awareness that can strengthen a restaurant’s entire team. To bridge the gap between languages, a glossary of 50 or so common words and their translations can offer a strong foundation, according to Rosario Gonzalez, who manages translations for the National Restaurant Association, overseeing the translation of the association’s content...
FIREFLY LAUNCHES FALL ‘PUMPKIN PATCH’ BENEFITTING NO KID HUNGRY  Dupont Circle Restaurant Embraces the Season with Pumpkin Menu for Good in October WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 24, 2018) – Fall back with Firefly! Beginning October 1, the cozy, neighborhood gathering place will offer ‘Pumpkin Patch,’ a month-long celebration of autumnal flavors and fun. Guests are invited to savor the season with a special pumpkin menu supporting No Kid Hungry, jack-o-lantern cookie decorating, and pumpkin weight guessing. Pumpkin Harvest Menu In...
MICHELIN Guide Washington, D.C. 2019 Results The nation's capital welcomes its first three-starred restaurant. “Our inspectors are especially impressed with the consistency of the restaurant scene in D.C.,” says Michael Ellis, international director of the MICHELIN Guide, of the third installment of the MICHELIN Guide Washington, D.C. Released today, the 2019 guide includes three new star selections to the nation’s capital, including the first-ever three-starred restaurant for the area.  The Inn at Little Washington. (Photo by Gordon...
National Restaurant Association sponsored by Heartland We’re in the “Golden Age of Restaurants.” That’s the paradox The Atlantic explored last year. To summarize: Americans want to go out to eat, but they’re choosy about where they go. Although food is at the center of our cultural conversation and the heart of where we want most of our experiences to come from, the competition is fierce for where we put our food dollars. As a restaurant owner, how can you consistently be the top dining option in a world that's overwhelmed with more than...
Mayor Bowser and Events DC Announce Grand Opening and Lineup for DC’s Newest Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights 4,200-Seat Venue Launches with Blockbuster Lineup Including Grammy Award winner Mary J. Blige and Cage The Elephant Washington, DC – September 12, 2018 – Mayor Bowser in collaboration with Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, announce the opening events that celebrate the much-anticipated Entertainment and Sports Arena (ESA). The 4,200-seat venue will be a hub for entertainment, sporting...
(WASHINGTON, DC) – As the District prepares for Hurricane Florence, Mayor Muriel Bowser has declared a state of emergency, effective immediately. “While we are monitoring potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on the District, we remain committed to keeping our residents safe, prepared, and informed,” said Mayor Bowser. “I encourage all District residents and visitors to take this storm seriously and stay up to date on the latest emergency information, including signing up for our AlertDC messaging service.” The declaration of public emergency is effective...
Thomas Circle Rooftop Continues Thursday DJ Series and Sunday Pool Parties for an Additional Month of Outdoor Dining and Poolside Cooling WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 6, 2018) – It’s 90 degrees in the nation’s capital and DNV Rooftop is embracing Washington, D.C.’s heat with four more weeks of rooftop programming. Now until the end of September, Washingtonians are invited to the rooftop for the “Rooftop Rewind” DJ series on Thursdays and DNV Rooftop Sunday Pool Parties. With more sunny beats,...
MICHELIN Guide  //  Washington, DC  //  September 6, 2018 Up from 22 in the 2018 installment, an astounding 39 affordable eateries—19 of which are new—have joined the ranks of the highly-regarded Bib Gourmand list in the 2019 MICHELIN Guide Washington, D.C. Introduced in 1955, Bib Gourmand restaurants are selected by Michelin’s famously anonymous food inspectors, who choose restaurants serving high quality food on their menus and make it possible to order two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not...
National Restaurant Association // News & Research Restaurant operations are always changing. As a result, managers and their employees must constantly update their compliance with new food safety rules and regulations. As we launch National Food Safety Month, our ServSafe team offers some key areas to focus on when updating your protocols: If you are in charge of food preparation, you must be trained and designated as a Certified Food Protection Manager, according to the 2017 FDA Food Code. You must always be on site whenever the facility is in operation...
By National Restaurant Association With the new school year around the corner, now’s the time to study up on ways to support students—and their families and educators. Get involved with these back-to-school ideas. 1. Sponsor a school-supply drive. Each summer, the Phoenix-area franchise of Famous Dave’s hosts a school-supply drive for kids in need. Partnering with the nonprofit Southwest Human Development, the barbecue joint invites the community to drop off crayons, glue sticks, pencils and other supplies at its four locations. As an incentive, anyone donating a new...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration alerts consumers and retailers of the potential for serious injury from eating, drinking, or handling food products prepared by adding liquid nitrogen at the point of sale, immediately before consumption. These products are often marketed under the names "Dragon’s Breath," "Heaven’s Breath," "nitro puff" and other similar names. Liquid nitrogen, although non-toxic, can cause severe damage to skin and internal organs if mishandled or accidently ingested due to the extremely low temperatures it can maintain....
Next Wednesday, August 29, area restaurants will actively support the immigrant community and work of The Central American Resource Center - CARECEN, an organization that has worked to support the rights of Washington’s Latino community since 1981. Three restaurants, Pizzeria Paradiso, Supra, and Toki Underground will all donate a percentage of sales on August 29 to CARECEN. Specifics include: Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown: the Georgetown location of Chef/Owner Ruth Gresser’s Pizzeria Paradiso along with Paradiso Game Room, the downstairs games hall, will donate...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / Sperryville, Virginia, August 29, 2018    Washington Post Restaurant Review: “Three Blacksmiths feels like the dinner party you don’t want to leave.”   Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema discovers “big things in a quaint package” at the two-month-old Three Blacksmiths in Sperryville Virginia. In his review, published online on August 24th and in print on August 29th , he calls the seared duck breast with blackberry sauce “as perfect a concert as I’ve witnessed this summer,” and lauds the...
Farmingdale, N.Y. (August 27, 2018) - AmeriCold, Inc. was awarded the opportunity to implement and monitor the refrigeration services at the new Armstrong Stadium, which will be ready in time for the U.S. Open. The big event starts Monday, August 27th and runs through Sunday, September 9th. Rebuilt in one year, the new No. 2 stadium promises to exceed everyone’s expectations. Spectators are bound to be impressed by the new features such as a retractable roof, which offers protection against inclement weather, and concession stands that are four times the size of those in the old...
URBANA CELEBRATES THE FEAST OF SAN GENNARO WITH ITALIAN-AMERICAN CLASSICS, FRANK SINATRA & JAZZ ENTERTAINMENT, AND WINE & PERONI SPECIALS – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 Plus, Dupont Circle Restaurant Adds Regional Italian Flavors to “Cicchetti at Urbana” Tasting Menu and Launches New Pre-Theater Menu WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fly me to the moon…or to Dupont Circle! In celebration of the Feast of San Gennaro, Urbana is giving Washingtonians an evening full of one-night-only specials on Saturday, September 22. September also brings a new format for...
Brookland’s Finest and Sloppy Mama’s BBQ are teaming up for a special Labor Day dinner menu highlighting smoked and seasonal dishes. The three-course offering will be available for $35 at Brookland’s Finest on Monday, September 3rd. The restaurant’s brunch menu will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Labor Day as well.  The collaborative menu was created by Shannan Troncoso, chef and co-owner of Brookland’s Finest, and Joe Neuman, pit master and co-owner of Sloppy Mama’s. The menu features a Smoked Rock...
Announcing the Winner of the 2018 K-FOOD Chef Contest, Chef Angel Baretto of The Source The 2018 K-Food Chef Contest was held at Isabella Eatery at Tysons Galleria on Sunday, August 12th, 2018, from 3-6pm. The purpose of this contest was to highlight the increasing global popularity of Korean food and how chefs have innovated to make Korean ingredients an integral part of the American Culinary Landscape! Our talented group of chefs displayed their culinary expertise in creating their own version of Bibimbap. While each chef created an innovative and creative rendition of this classic dish....
GAMES, CRABS AND RARE BEERS: IT’S DC BEER WEEK WITH DC BRAU Thunderdome Arcade “Triathlon” & 7th Annual Crab Fest Headline DC Brau Events  During 10th Annual DC Beer Week, August 19 - 26th   Washington, DC -- August, 2018 -- DC Brau is planning to celebrate the 10th Annual DC Beer Week with fun and games and lots of great beer throughout the DMV during the week of August 19th through 26th.   In advance of the debut of a barrel-aged version Your Pet Cow at this year’s GABF in Denver, Jameson US and DC Brau are co-hosting a Spotlight Event at...
RADIATOR AND DNV ROOFTOP TOAST THE END OF SUMMER WITH NATIONAL DOG DAY AND LABOR DAY CELEBRATIONS 14th Street Outdoor Gathering Places Host Dog-friendly Brunch, “Havana Nights” Fiesta, and “Wear Your Whites” Party  WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 14, 2018) – The dog days are here! To celebrate the last full month of summer, 14th Street bars Radiator and DNV Rooftop will offer lively end-of-summer events for beating the heat and humidity. From a patio brunch honoring man’s best friend at Radiator to Labor Day...

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