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Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Announces 2019 RAMMY Award Winners

June 30, 2019
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 voting...Read more

Urbana Launches Café Services with Grab-and-Go Menu, Coffee Bar & Complimentary Wi-Fi

June 12, 2019
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 to start their...Read more

Jug & Table Introduces Refocused, Rustic Wine Program

June 11, 2019
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 minted Wine Director overseeing both concepts,...Read more

National Restaurant Association Debuts Career Development Program

May 20, 2019
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 100 th Restaurant Show . Its goal is to prepare the industry’s workforce for professional advancement and career opportunities. It...

DC Restaurants Welcome 2019 ATD International Conference & Exposition Attendees

May 19, 2019 to May 22, 2019
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: @figandoliveDC | Twitter: @...

DC Jazz Festival Announces Lineup for Jazz in the 'Hoods Presented by Events DC

May 13, 2019
The DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) is pleased to announce the sizzling schedule for Jazz in the 'Hoods Presented by Events DC , an essential component of the DC JazzFest, celebrating its 15th anniversary, June 7-16. Spotlighting the District as a vibrant cultural capital, Jazz in the 'Hoods brings a stunning array of music - from the traditional to the avant garde - in all quadrants of the nation's capital, with performances at more than 20 neighborhood venues. "As the official convention and sports authority for Washington, DC, we are proud to continue as presenting sponsor of DC...Read more

Who Wants to Work in Restaurants? These 400 Eager Teens

May 13, 2019
Restaurant Business Online // by Peter Romeo The restaurant industry’s future leaders converged on Washington, D.C., last week to prove the business’ labor straits are the function of a short supply, not a dearth of talent, passion or dedication. No one had to tell the high school students gathered for the National ProStart Invitational—essentially a competition to find the top teenaged culinary and concept-development teams in the nation—that a life in restaurants may not be everyone’s dream. Yet it’s the rare LeBron James wannabe who practices with more...

2019 RAMMYS Beer Program of the Year Finalists Shine This Month

May 7, 2019
Specials announced at the region’s top beer restaurants for the week of May 20 Washington, DC (May 7, 2019) — Finalists for the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) 2019 RAMMY Award for Beer Program of the Year have exciting events and promotions planned for the week following SAVOR . From Monday, May 20, through Friday, May 24, the region’s top beer programs will showcase their outstanding offerings in-house. Guests are encouraged to come out and support their favorite watering hole. The week of May 20, any guest who posts photos at a RAMMYS beer program...Read more

Spoil ALL the Moms in Your Life with Exclusive Mother's Day Dining Specials

April 29, 2019
Treat mom to a Mother’s Day she won’t forget! Spoiling all the moms in your life couldn’t be easier with special buffets, new spring food and cocktail menus, and limited time dine-in specials from some of the Metropolitan Washington region’s best restaurants. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12th – book your tables today! WASHINGTON DC Mirabelle 900 16 th Street NW, WDC 20006 // 202.506.3833 Instagram: @mirabelledc | Facebook: @Mirabelledc | Twitter: #MirabelleDC Mother’s Day is about more than saying thanks to our moms. It is about celebrating strong...

Member On the Menu: Richard Stewart, RAMMYS 2019 Manager of the Year Finalist

April 15, 2019
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) presents Richard Stewart, General Manager and Director of Operation of Ristorante iRicchi. He is nominated for the Manager of the Year award for the 2019 RAMMY Awards Gala on June 30. 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 Richard...

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