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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...

ANNOUNCING: RAMMYS & BYT BRUNCH PASSPORT CHALLENGE 2018

March 16, 2018
ANNOUNCING: RAMMYS & BYT BRUNCH PASSPORT CHALLENGE 2018 SVETLANA LEGETIC - MARCH 16, 2018 Attention D.C. Brunch lovers! The RAMMY Awards finalists were announced this week! Right before the James Beard nominations (which also featured some major D.C. area love), but more fun because you actually get to eat at ALL of these places. Congratulations to everyone included! Can’t wait to dance and eat and drink at the awards night with you June 10 . This season we are again teaming up with RAMW to celebrate the finalists in ours/yours/DC’s favorite meal category – BRUNCH...

International Rugby to Make History in Washington in June

March 16, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — South Africa and Wales are set to face off in a historic rugby match at RFK Stadium this spring, highlighting the growth and popularity of the sport in the nation’s capital. The one-off match is scheduled for June 2 and is part of a trio of test matches South Africa and Wales will play during the month across North and South America. According to World Rugby’s most recent rankings, South Africa is the fifth-ranked team in the world, while Wales is seventh. This will be the first time RFK Stadium has ever hosted a rugby match between two international...Read more

Events DC Launches GATHER by Events DC, A Virtual Platform

September 16, 2020
State-of-the-Art Production Studio Unveiled Inside the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, DC – September 16, 2020 – Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for DC, announced today the launch of GATHER by Events DC (GATHER), a new virtual platform designed to innovatively bring the local community, clients, and partners together. GATHER is a virtual venue, capable of producing and streaming live events and will be a repository for on-demand experiences. These ondemand experiences are designed to engage and excite multiple audiences through impactful...Read more

Aronson Guidance: Payroll Tax Deferral

September 1, 2020
The IRS has issued Notice 2020-65 to provide guidance on President Trump’s memorandum deferring the employee’s portion of Social Security taxes normally withheld from gross wages. The summary of the guidance is as follows: The term “Affected Taxpayers” means the employer who is otherwise required to withhold the Social Security tax. This definition is very important later on in the IRS’s guidance. The term “Applicable Wages” means wages subject to the Social Security tax, where the wages are $4,000 or less based on a bi-weekly pay period. Wages using...

ABRA Emergency Rulemaking Providing Additional Relief for Restaurants

August 18, 2020
The week of August 10, 2020, ABRA issued an emergency rulemaking providing additional relief for restaurants. The Board has greatly extended the time for payment, waived late fees and extended the date by which an operator must decide to pay to maintain the license. Specifically, the emergency rulemaking does the following: Suspends the late fee for a licensee's failure to timely remit the second or third year license fee or renewal license fee for certain license categories. This includes both operator ABC licenses and manager licenses. Greatly extends the length of time for operators to...

The National ProStart Invitational Comes to Washington, DC May 8-10!

April 24, 2019 to May 10, 2019
The National ProStart Invitational® (NPSI) is the country's premier secondary school competition focused on restaurant management and culinary arts. Annually, nearly 400 student competitors put their skills to the test in front of industry leaders, NRAEF Trustees, state restaurant associations, and family and friends - all with hopes of earning coveted scholarships from the nation's best culinary and restaurant management programs. RAMW and our members are delighted to welcome NPSI to Washington, DC this year, and for the next three years, where our industry and ProStart students...

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