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DC Restaurants Help Kick Off MLB All-Star Week

July 12, 2018
RAMW member restaurants welcome fans with MLB All-Star Week specials and promotions Washington, DC (July 12, 2018) – Events DC and Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members are excited to welcome MLB All-Star Week attendees from July 13 – July 17, 2018 to Washington, DC. For a complete list of events during the exciting week, please visit www.mlb.com/all-star/fanfest During the full run of MLB All-Star Week, select RAMW member restaurants will be welcoming ticketholders with specials and promotions when they show their ticket stubs from any event...Read more

DC Businesses: Get Five Shifts Free with Snag Work!

June 15, 2018
Snag Work , Snag ’s flexible work platform, is excited to launch in the nation’s capital! By instantly connecting workers with open shifts in restaurants, hotels and retail storefronts, Snag Work gives workers the hours and flexibility they need to live more fulfilling lives. Simultaneously, we help businesses eliminate headaches related to turnover, callouts and surges in demand. Snag Work gives everyone more flexibility, transparency and control. We are actively recruiting top-notch workers and businesses to join our D.C. team, and we can’t wait to work with you. That...

Feast on Father’s Day at Texas de Brazil!

June 1, 2018 to June 17, 2018
Texas de Brazil will be opening early at 11AM on Sunday, June 17 and serving their dinner menu all day. Plus, all fathers dining at the Brazilian-American Steakhouse will receive a $20 gift certificate to use on a later date. Texas de Brazil is no ordinary steakhouse. It’s a dining experience like no other. Here, traditions of Brazilian cooking blend with Texas hospitality to create a lively atmosphere in an upscale setting. Your meal begins with a visit to their extravagant salad area – a feast for your eyes as well as your palate. Indulge in a wide array of seasonal roasted...

INTERVIEW WITH PETE RYMSHAW, RAMMYS 2018 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

May 7, 2018
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) presents Pete Rymshaw, an Employee of the Year finalist for the 2018 RAMMY Awards Gala on June 10. The Employee of the Year award is given to someone who serves as a model employee by displaying outstanding service, an excellent work ethic and a positive image. This excludes managerial positions, giving house employees an opportunity to display their hard work. ​ Name and Position: Pete Rymshaw. Bartender at The Salt Line; Pete has been a staple in the DC area since 1998 when he started at Paolo’s Georgetown. In 2005, when...

INTERVIEW WITH ADAM RIGAA, RAMMYS 2018 MANAGER OF THE YEAR FINALIST

April 16, 2018
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) presents Adam Rigaa, General Manager and Sommelier of Brasserie Beck. He is nominated for the Manager of the Year award for the 2018 RAMMY Awards Gala on June 10. The Manager of the Year award goes to a non-owner manager or general manager in the food service industry who displays the highest level of professionalism and leadership. This person must be an inspiration and mentor to all his/her co-workers displaying outstanding service, an excellent work ethic and a positive image.​ Name // Title // Bio Adam Rigaa, General Manager and...

INTERVIEW WITH JULIO AMADOR, RAMMYS 2018 MANAGER OF THE YEAR FINALIST

April 16, 2018
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) presents Julio Amador, Assistant General Manager of Cork Wine Bar & Market. He is nominated for the Manager of the Year award for the 2018 RAMMY Awards Gala on June 10. The Manager of the Year award goes to a non-owner manager or general manager in the food service industry who displays the highest level of professionalism and leadership. This person must be an inspiration and mentor to all his/her co-workers displaying outstanding service, an excellent work ethic and a positive image.​ Name // Title // Bio Julio Amador is the...

INTERVIEW WITH MATTHEW MCQUILKIN, RAMMYS 2018 MANAGER OF THE YEAR FINALIST

April 16, 2018
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) presents Matthew McQuilkin, Director of Operations of Pizzeria Paradiso. He is nominated for the Manager of the Year award for the 2018 RAMMY Awards Gala on June 10. The Manager of the Year award goes to a non-owner manager or general manager in the food service industry who displays the highest level of professionalism and leadership. This person must be an inspiration and mentor to all his/her co-workers displaying outstanding service, an excellent work ethic and a positive image.​ Name // Title // Bio Matthew McQuilkin, Director of...

Interview with Heidi Minora, RAMMYS 2018 Manager of the Year Finalist

April 16, 2018
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) presents Heidi Minora, manager of Commissary. She is nominated for the Manager of the Year award for the 2018 RAMMY Awards Gala on June 10. The Manager of the Year award goes to a non-owner manager or general manager in the food service industry who displays the highest level of professionalism and leadership. This person must be an inspiration and mentor to all his/her co-workers displaying outstanding service, an excellent work ethic and a positive image.​ Name // Title // Bio Heidi Minora , General Manager, Commissary &...

RAMMYS 2018 NEW RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR FINALISTS RECIPES

April 16, 2018
SPRINGTIME RECIPES FROM 2018 RAMMYS NEW Restaurant of the year finalists Bee's Knees Signature Spring Cocktail Recipe by Chef Ryan Ratino, Bresca ​Ingredients: 2 oz Bees Wax Gin 1 oz Truffle Honey Syrup 1 oz Lemon Juice Baby's Breath (garnish) Directions: Shake all ingredients with plenty of ice Strain into desired glass Garnish with baby's breath and straw Enjoy! Quick Pickled Yellow Daikon Recipe by Chefs Scott Drewno & Danny Lee, CHIKO ​ CHIKO’S QUICK PICKLED YELLOW DAIKON IS THEIR TAKE ON DANMUJI, A TRADITIONAL KOREAN SNACK OR SIDE DISH Ingredients: 1 Pound Yellow...

How Retailers Are Using Food and Beverage to Enhance the Shopping Experience

April 2, 2018
SmartBrief / Emily Crowe / April 2, 2018 When it comes to unique customer experiences, more retailers are turning to food and beverage to add a little something extra to their operation. Whether it’s a sit-down restaurant or a quick-service counter, retailers and grocers are finding success with these partnerships, cross promotions and collaborations. Likewise, restaurants are finding willing partners in retailers with distinctive offerings, as well as launching their own retail divisions The trend is driven, in part, by today’s ever-changing retail landscape and the need for...

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