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Top Tips to Get Ready for Small Business Saturday®, Proudly Backed by American Express

November 1, 2019
As an organization that serves local business owners and customers, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington is proud to join with American Express to support the 10th annual Small Business Saturday ® this November 30, 2019! Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 to help strengthen local economies. Today, it’s a holiday shopping tradition and part of a nationwide Shop Small ® Movement dedicated to supporting all kinds of small businesses. From the corner store to your favorite diner to a trendy online boutique, it’s unique small businesses...

We're Sick of the Waste, and We're Not Alone

October 30, 2019
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Government and industry partner to fight food waste in the US Restaurants, grocers, and food manufacturers this week officially teamed up with the federal government to find ways to cut billions of pounds of food waste at every step of the process – from the field through processing to groceries, restaurants and home fridges. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates we waste between 30% and 40% of the food supply each year. At the same time, USDA estimates 37 million people live in food-insecure households. The National...

Bowser Administration Announces Celebration Plan for Washington Nationals Championship Parade

November 1, 2019
Fans Encouraged to Use Public Transit, Sign Up for Text Alerts from the District (WASHINGTON, DC) – The #SportsCapital is having a parade to celebrate the Washington Nationals World Series victory! To ensure the celebration is a safe and enjoyable experience for all, the Bowser Administration has coordinated service and logistical operations across multiple District agencies, with updates and modifications listed below. The Washington Nationals Championship Parade is scheduled for 2:00pm on Saturday, November 2. The parade will begin on Constitution Avenue NW at 15th Street NW, proceed...Read more

Member in the News: TwentyTables is Expanding Its DIning Partnership with GW

October 28, 2019
Original content c/o: George Washington University students, staff and faculty can access TwentyTables' app to purchase meals using their GWorld Dining Cash accounts. DC-based TwentyTables , creator of an app that connects users to fixed-cost meal options from local restaurants, announced that it is expanding its partnership George Washington University . GW’s dining program will integrate with TwentyTables’ platform to expand access to affordable food for students, faculty and staff. Starting today, TwentyTables will manage a rotating variety of food trucks with...Read more

Mayor Bowser Encourages Residents and Visitors to Celebrate the World Series at DC Restaurants

October 24, 2019
(WASHINGTON, DC) – With the World Series coming to Washington, DC this weekend, Events DC and Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) are working with members from across the District to offer special World Series promotions and watch parties. In addition to encouraging fans and residents to use public transportation, to arrive at the ballpark early, to drink responsibly, and to cheer loudly, Mayor Bowser is also encouraging residents and visitors to support local businesses as they celebrate the Nationals and cheer the team on to victory. More information about select...Read more

DC Restaurants Welcome Washington Nationals Fans with 2019 World Series Commemorative Limited Releases, Themed Watch Parties & Specials

October 30, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC – What a time to be a Washingtonian in the sports world – o ur hometown team can officially say # FIGHT FINISHED as the 2019 MLB World Series Champions, and the fun isn't over yet! With the 2019 Washington Nationals Championship Parade scheduled for this coming weekend to celebrate this historic occasion, Events DC and Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members throughout the region's vibrant neighborhoods continue to show their support and Nationals' pride wearing/decking their businesses out in red and offering...

Apprenticeship Program to Heat Up Cooks’ Careers

October 15, 2019
Original Content c/o: National Restaurant Association The initiative will help cooks advance their careers and continue the industry's commitment to diversity inclusion. Restaurant cooks will now have an opportunity to advance their careers through the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's new apprenticeship program. Armed with a grant for $450,000 from the Lumina Foundation , the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has introduced a new program that will teach adults the basic skills necessary to become professional cooks, create pathways to...

Introducing Marketplace from National Restaurant Association — Make the Most of Your Membership

October 10, 2019
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Your National Restaurant Association membership entitles you to discounts on great products and services. Visit our new Marketplace. The bottom line is top of mind for restaurant operators; any means they can find to reduce their operating costs is welcome. With this in mind, National Restaurant Association has created Marketplace , a new program that helps members purchase key restaurant-operation products and services at member-discounted prices. The Association, in partnership with vetted industry suppliers, has put together a suite of...

Tis the Season to Earn Rewards for Booking Holiday Soirées & Corporate Events Early

October 4, 2019
Make planning all your holiday parties & corporate gatherings a breeze: Choose from select award-winning Metropolitan area restaurants offering early booking specials when you take advantage of their expertly designed spaces ready to host your events with delicious food & cocktails or full-service catering options – contact their event teams today to start planning your next gathering! Toro Toro | DOWNTOWN / FRANKLIN SQUARE 1300 I Street NW, WDC 20005 // 202.628.9500 Instagram: @torotorodc | Facebook: @ToroToroDC | Twitter: @ToroToroDC Looking for a space to host your next...

MICHELIN Guide Washington, DC 2020 Selection

October 1, 2019
MICHELIN Guide // Washington, DC // October 1, 2019 Four new one-starred restaurants land in the nation’s capital. The selection for the MICHELIN Guide Washington, DC 2020 has been released, recognizing 18 starred establishments, four of which are new. “Our inspectors are especially impressed by the range and diversity of cuisine in Washington, DC, which reflects Washington’s culture as a global crossroads for governments and travelers,” says Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the MICHELIN Guide. “Of the four new one-star restaurants recognized in the...Read more