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7 Easy Ways to Promote Your Restaurant’s Healthy Kids' Meals

January 17, 2020
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association National Restaurant Association's new "What’s Hot" menu trends report finds parents really do want healthier choices for kids when dining out. Here’s how to market them. National Restaurant Association's What’s Hot 2020 Culinary Forecast , a survey of 600 chefs from the American Culinary Federation, found that restaurant diners want healthier options for their children. They want foods that align with their own culinary preferences, and restaurateurs are listening. “One of the biggest challenges...

DC Restaurants Help Kick Off 2020 Washington Auto Show

January 22, 2020
RAMW member restaurants welcome fans with Auto Show specials and promotions Washington, DC (January 22, 2020) – Events DC and Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members are excited to welcome the 2020 Washington Auto Show from January 24 – February 2, 2020. The annual show marks a new era for Washington, DC‘s largest public show. The 2020 Washington Auto Show will take over the Walter E. Washington Convention Center with a fully stocked automotive showcase that many describe as “new-car heaven.” For a complete list of events,...

These Top 10 restaurant trends are what’s hot in 2020

January 13, 2020
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association From stress-busting foods to special burger blends and rejiggered classic cocktails, this year’s list highlights a combination of comfort mixed with a little bit of edginess. Wondering what customers are craving at restaurants this year? If you guessed these edgy updates along with plant-based proteins, healthy bowl meals and delivery-friendly menu options in eco-friendly packaging, you’re on trend for 2020. “These trends reflect Americans’ desire to combine the tried-and-true with the new and different,” says...

Mayor Bowser Awards $2.3 Million in Great Streets Grants to Transform Neighborhood Corridors

January 13, 2020
Mayor Releases Study on Supporting Minority- and Women-Owned Small Businesses (WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Interim Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development John Falcicchio awarded over $2.3 million in Fiscal Year 2020 Great Streets Small Business Grants to 48 local small businesses. The investment continues Mayor Bowser’s effort to support local businesses, create new job opportunities for DC residents, and grow the District’s emerging neighborhoods. “Small and local businesses are the heart and backbone of DC’s economy – they...Read more

Nominations Now Open for the 2020 RAMMY Awards

January 9, 2020
Washington, DC (January 9, 2020) — The 38th Annual RAMMY Awards will return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sunday, July 26, 2020. Nominations for 20 categories will be accepted online today, January 9, through February 20, 2020, including four categories for which the general public will select a winner. New in 2020, the awards program’s respected judges panel has amended the timeframe in which a restaurant must be open in order to qualify for the restaurant-specific categories, kicking off a full six months of programs and promotions celebrating the region...Read more

New Las Vegas Organization Promises to Open Doors for Women Chefs

January 8, 2020
Original content: Eater Las Vegas by Susan Stapleton Jan 8, 2020, 9:00am PST A new Las Vegas-based organization plans to bring together female restaurant industry mentors with newcomers to help them navigate the hospitality world. Elizabeth Blau of Blau + Associates and restaurants such as Honey Salt and Buddy V’s Ristorante and Mary Choi Kelly of MCK Leadership Talent Group co-founded the Women’s Hospitality Initiative that kicks off its efforts with a screening of the documentary A Fine Line followed by nibbles and networking with some of the powerful women chefs of Las Vegas...Read more

Raise a Pint with the DC Brewing Community at HopFest 2020

January 7, 2020
DC Brau to Host the DC Brewers’ Guild’s Sixth Annual Beer Festival Celebrating Hop-Forward Offerings on Saturday, March 14th Washington, DC -- January 7, 2020 -- All hail the mighty hop! The DC brewing community invites hop-lovers to its sixth annual HopFest on Saturday, March 14th from 1:00 - 5:00pm. HopFest 2020, the only DC beer festival by local brewers, for local brewers, will take place at DC Brau Brewing ( 3178 Bladensburg Rd NE) in Northeast DC in support of the DC Brewers’ Guild . “HopFest is our chance each spring to come together as a community and taste...Read more

Be One of the National Cherry Blossom Festival's 2020 Cherry Picks Restaurants

January 8, 2020
The National Cherry Blossom Festival , in conjunction with RAMW, is proud to showcase the District's vibrant and diverse restaurant scene to 1.5 million attendees throughout the Festival. Restaurants are encouraged to enroll in the program to highlight items from their seasonal, springtime menus. Please note: the use of cherries as an ingredient is not necessary to participate in this promotion. Cherry Picks now features THREE distinct weeks to highlight your spring menus. You have the option to participate in any week or all three weeks for the promotion - March 20 - 29: Delightful...

Promote Your Restaurant to 2020 Washington Auto Show Visitors | Jan. 24 - Feb. 2

January 6, 2020
The Washington Auto Show , a world class event designated as one of the nation's top five auto shows by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers , returns January 24 - February 2, 2020 to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. With visitors expected in the hundreds of thousands eager to experience cutting-edge exhibits, the latest model cars and displays of historic vehicles ( not to mention sure to need fuel before and after walking the show! ), our partnership with Events DC allows us to offer you an exclusive complimentary marketing opportunity to easily reach...

RAMW Announces Lineup for Winter Restaurant Week

December 20, 2019
Original content c/o: FSR Magazine Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced the roster of restaurants participating in Winter Restaurant Week from Monday, January 13, through Sunday, January 19, 2020. The highly anticipated biannual promotion’s website is live and will be updated regularly with menus from each of the participating restaurants representing diverse communities around DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Restaurants are the cornerstone of neighborhoods around the DMV and Winter Restaurant Week is a time for locals and visitors...Read more