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Highlights Include 8th Annual Crabfest at Quarterdeck & Sunset Beer Cruise on the Potomac Washington, DC (August 2019) - DC Brau is gearing up for another fun-filled DC Beer Week in the nation’s capital next month from Sunday, September 8th through Sunday, September 15th. In addition to participating in a variety of larger events throughout the week at Bluejacket, Boundary Stone and Roofer’s Union, the brewery is hosting its annual Crabfest at the Quarterdeck on Monday the 9th with a sunset beer cruise on the Potomac to kick off the final weekend on Friday, September 13th...
RAMW member restaurants welcome gaming fans with exclusive specials and promotions Washington, DC (August 12, 2019) – Events DC and Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members are excited to welcome the 2019 Pokemon World Championships from August 16 – 18, 2019. Pokémon Trainers have been sharpening their skills all year so they can prove they're the very best at this epic annual event where fans and game enthusiasts are able to watch the most important Pokémon battles of the season live in Washington, DC. For more...
CLOSING BASH TO TAKE PLACE SATURDAY, AUGUST 24  Buffalo Billiards, one of DC’s most iconic sports bar since 1994, will host a farewell party on August 24 from noon until close. The bittersweet occasion will celebrate 25 years of legendary memories with special Buffalo Billiards memorial t-shirts and giveaways. The event will also feature a Buffalo Billiards photo/selfie wall, music and entertainment, and special pours from Board Room Brewing Company. In July 2019, it was announced that Buffalo Billiards will close as the new landlord, WeWork, did not wish to renew the bar...
The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s annual awards celebrate top restaurant leaders across the country Today, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announces the opening of nominations for their national awards highlighting the stars of the restaurant industry. The awards recognize the restaurant industry’s impact on diversity, community service and hospitality in local communities across the country. The awards include the Restaurant Neighbor Award (RNA), the Faces of Diversity Award (FOD) and the Thad and Alice...
Orginally Published by National Restaurant Association Restaurateurs recognized for running healthy kitchen environments share their best practices. In a bustling kitchen where timing, quality and safety are everything, the charbroiler isn’t the only thing that heats up. When the rush is on, tempers can flare and tensions spike. Couple that with the job’s brisk pace and nontraditional schedule, and kitchen staff may be at risk for depression and fatigue. “There’s heavy stuff happening in restaurants,” says Sarah Worley, one of the chef/owners of Biscuit...
Content provided by Nift Business Network Opening your own business is exhilarating… and it’s a ton of hard work. It’s your vision, your heart and soul, and your blood, sweat, and tears. But once you open your doors, it’s a whole new ball game: how do you get known, get customers in, and make your business a destination? Chains and big businesses with huge marketing budgets and new technologies at their disposal make it even more difficult to get seen by your community. How do small businesses better use technology to level the playing field? We’ve consulted...
Summer may be winding down, but DC still has THOUSANDS of visitors preparing to spend time in YOUR restaurant during two MAJOR citywide events coming up next month. Through our partnership with Events DC, RAMW is able to promote any exclusive discounts and special offers from our restaurant members directly to attendees and visitors in targeted marketing campaigns throughout the duration of each event to drive traffic to your business! What do I have to do? Complete the online opt-in form to tell us you want to be an "Official Dining Partner" for any and...
Dupont Restaurant Supports Neighborhood Theater with 20% Discount for Ticket Holders and Serves Special Elle Woods-inspired Cocktail Flight WASHINGTON, DC (July 24, 2019) – “Bend and snap…works every time!” Beginning August 3, The Keegan Theatre will bring the character of Elle Woods to Dupont Circle with the Washington, DC premiere production of LEGALLY BLONDE. During the run of the musical, ticket holders are invited to neighboring restaurant Firefly for a 20% discount off lunch, dinner, or happy hour. The Firefly bar team...
By Aaron Boker at Aaronson LLC Investors are constantly looking to purchase or buy into existing restaurants, while  existing restaurant owners are always looking to sell a piece or their restaurant business. As acquisition deals are made in the restaurant industry, the main question that arises is, “How do I value the restaurant?” Since many valuation methods are available, care should be taken to ensure the “best” method is selected to lead to the best deal possible. Below are helpful strategies used by the industry for valuing a restaurant: Gross Sales...
Penn Quarter Restaurant Gives Washingtonians a New Tuesday Habit with Local Music Performances, Global Cuisine and Handcrafted Cocktails WASHINGTON, DC (July 17, 2019) – Dirty Habit, in collaboration with Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC is launching a first-of-its-kind public music performance series, “Green Room at Hotel Monaco,” every Tuesday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Starting Tuesday, August 13, Washingtonians are invited to relax after work in the deep-cushioned couches of the iconic hotel’s emerald...
Christmas in July is back again at Pizzeria Paradiso’s Old Town location this year. Stop by on July 25th from 11:30am - 11:30pm to sample from a selection of draft Christmas beers and bring the whole family to celebrate the holiday with pizza and your very own DIY graham cracker gingerbread house for dessert. Christmas beers on tap include a Gingerbread Stout and Kentucky Christmas Morning from Hardywood, plus The Bruery’s 11 Pipers Piping and 10 Lords-a-Leaping. Pizzeria Paradiso Old Town is located at 124 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. In celebration...
Enjoy signature cocktails and tasty bites in a round-robin style foodie event on Wednesday, July 17 Washington, DC (June 10, 2019) – DC Central Kitchen announced today that tickets for its first Summer Happy Hour Hop are now on sale. On Wednesday, July 17 from 6:00 - 9:00pm, four restaurants in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood will participate in this round-robin style event where guests enjoy signature cocktails and small bites at some of DC’s hottest Navy Yard restaurants. This year’s participating restaurants include RASA (with guest Buffalo & Bergen),...
Cool Off This Season with Prix Fixe Menus from 250 Restaurants, Listed at RWDMV.com Washington, D.C. (July 10, 2019) — Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is thrilled to announce the roster of restaurants participating in Summer Restaurant Weektaking place Monday, August 12 - Sunday, August 18, 2019. The biannual promotion’s website www.RWDMV.com will be updated regularly with menus from each of the 250 participating restaurants in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, as they are finalized. The site allows diners to peruse...
Hospitality industry leader Levy to showcase culinary collaborations featuring iconic Chef José Andrés and other popular D.C. and national eateries as part of elevated hospitality and concessions offerings Award-winning food lineup includes Beefsteak, Pepe, Butterfly Tacos y Tortas, Shake Shack, Marra Forni Neopolitan Pizza, Dolcezza Gelato, Ice Cream Jubilee, Compass Coffee, and OakBerry Acai Bowls + new hospitality concepts Market Square, Moët & Chandon Stadium Club, and Amstel Light Beer Garden & Rock Creek Grill create premium food and...
Winners in 20 Regional Award Categories Announced Washington, DC (June 30, 2019) — Top foodservice industry professionals and their fans gathered tonight at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the 37th Annual RAMMY Awards as Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced winners in 20 award categories and many special honors. The selection process for the winners involved two esteemed groups, the voting public and an anonymous panel of volunteer judges, consisting of food and dining journalists, educators and foodservice industry professionals. The...
The Conrad Hotel and Estuary, the newest restaurant helmed by renowned chefs Bryan and Michael Voltaggio, located in CityCenterDC, is debuting brunch service! The new menu, served Saturdays and Sundays between 11:30am - 2:30pm, is a continuation of the restaurant’s dedication to featuring local ingredients and flavors of the Chesapeake Bay area in an upscale, refreshingly unique dining environment. Highlights include reimagined brunch favorites like Chicken Fried Quail & Waffle ($24) a yeasted waffle with sorghum sambal (chili paste) and tiny...
Dupont Circle Restaurant Offers Quick-Service Breakfast Options and Workspace Lounge Every Monday through Friday WASHINGTON, DC (June 12, 2019) – Rise and grind! Urbana is now fueling the Dupont Circle neighborhood with a daytime café menu, offering quick-service breakfast options, baked goods, and coffee drinks every Monday through Friday. Perfectly suited for busy Washingtonians, the café offerings are designed for both commuters in transit and locals looking for a cozy workspace with their morning cup of joe. During café hours, guests are invited...
Newly Appointed Wine Director Chas Jefferson Brings Natural, Table Wines to Adams Morgan Washington, DC (June 11, 2019) – Jug & Table (2446 18th Street NW; 202-232-7663), the casual, music-themed wine bar situated under sister restaurant Roofers Union, announced today a fresh wine program focused on sustainable, natural, biodynamic and organic wines. The new bottle and tap wines will change regularly with the season, but will always offer a nod to the rustic table wines that echo the terroir of their origin. Chas Jefferson, freshly...
National Restaurant Association The Restaurant Industry Added More Than 10,000 Locations for the Third Consecutive Year. Driven by population growth and an expanding economy, the restaurant industry continued to add locations at a steady pace in 2018. According to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the restaurant industry added a net 13,817 establishments* in 2018, an increase of 2.2 percent. The 2018 expansion followed a strong net increase of 15,169 locations (+2.5 percent) in 2017, and represented the third consecutive year in which the restaurant industry grew by at...
Brookland’s Finest, the beloved neighborhood restaurant serving seasonal comfort food owned and operated by Chef Shannan Troncoso, Tony Tomelden and John Solomon, will celebrate their five year anniversary on Thursday, June 6th with an all-day crab boil and happy hour.  Their popular $30 prix fixe crab boil, normally available on Tuesdays during crab season, will be available all day on the anniversary paired with beers from Virginia’s Dynasty Brewing, along with all day happy hour, and special anniversary T-Shirts available for sale. From 11:...
Él Bebe, a Mexican-inspired taco and tequila restaurant in Navy Yard, operated by Metropolitan Hospitality Group, will begin brunch service this coming weekend, on Saturday May 25th. The new menu, offering an edited list of brunch cocktails and brunch-forward Mexican dishes, will be served on weekends from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Mezcal and tequila are the focus of the brunch drinks, which feature a Bloody Mary or Bloody Maria served with a mini quesadilla slice as  a garnish, a Michelada or Mezcalita de Pina made with mezcal, fresh lime...
Originally Published by National Restaurant Association The program's goal is to prepare the industry’s workforce for professional advancement and career opportunities. The National Restaurant Association has launched ServSuccess, a new, comprehensive career-development initiative that consists of online education, training, certification and assessments. The program made its official debut May 20, at the National Restaurant Association’s 100thRestaurant Show. Its goal is to prepare the industry’s workforce for professional advancement and career opportunities....
Washington, DC (May 18, 2019) – Events DC and Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members are excited to welcome ATD 2019 International Conference & Exposition attendees to dine out at some of the DMV’s best restaurants from May 19 – 22, 2019 while visiting Washington, DC. For a complete schedule of conference happenings, please visit www.atdconference.td.org. Official Dining Partners: WASHINGTON DC Fig & Olive 934 Palmer Alley NW, WDC 20001  //  (202)559-5004 Instagram: @figandolive  |  Facebook: @...
Easy Spring Dessert Recipes from RAMMYS 2019 Pastry Chef of the Year Finalists Soursop Torta with House Made Strawberry Jam & Dulce de Leche Buttercream from Executive Pastry Chef Paola Velez of Kith/Kin at the InterContinental DC Yield: 6” Round 3-Tier Cake | Serves 6 – 8 Soursop Torta  |  INGREDIENTS All-Purpose Flour                 2 cups Granulated Sugar                1 ¾...
Restaurant Business Online  //  By Peter Romeo Here are the teams that finished tops in the 50-state competitions, which includes a contest in both management, where the participants brainstorm a restaurant venture, and culinary skills. Management Teams develop a detailed business proposal for a new foodservice concept, looking at aspects such as points of differentiation, operational challenges, design, marketing strategies and staffing. 1st place: Ben Barber Innovation Academy (Texas) 2nd place: East Ridge High School (Florida) 3rd place: Provo High School (...

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