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2020 K-Food Cook-Off with K-Seafood

September 1, 2020
The 2020 K-FOOD Cook-Off with K-Seafood will be held at the Hyatt Regency at Tysons Corner Center on Sunday, September 27th, 2020, 3-6pm. This event is sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, the Korean Food Promotion Institute, the Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, Ministry of Oceans and Fishery and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea. Event partners include the Hyatt Regency at Tysons Corner Center. The purpose of this contest is to highlight the increasing global popularity of Korean food and show how K-Food enthusiasts are using their...Read more

The 2020 RAMMY Awards Virtual Program to Broadcast Live on September 20

August 26, 2020
Program to celebrate resilient industry with Best of RAMMYS dining experience September 11-18 Washington, DC (August 26, 2020)—Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) will announce the winners of The RAMMY Awards during a virtual, live program on the evening of Sunday, September 20, from 6pm to 8pm. Broadcast live from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the two-hour streaming experience will connect the region’s hospitality community with the public in innovative ways like never before. For over thirty years, The RAMMY Awards have honored the exceptional...Read more

Friday’s March and DC and VA Updates

August 25, 2020
It’s a new week and we just kicked off the second week of our Summer Restaurant Week promotion, which is garnering immense enthusiasm among diners and with media across the region. The outpouring of support from both audiences is so encouraging as so many people want to support restaurants in any and all ways they can. We are also sharing further details this week with the RAMMYS finalists and with the media about the live-streaming RAMMYS Virtual Awards Program on 9/20, which is another dynamic way we are encouraging industry, and those who love our industry, to celebrate and support...

Best Kids Virtual Concert Viewing Party Opportunity

August 12, 2020
Our current times have caused so many of us to REMIX the way we're doing things just to survive and the restaurant industry has been one of the hardest hit industries in our community. We, along with the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington and DMV Black Restaurant Week, would like to invite you to partner with us for our virtual concert entitled Art of the Matter: The Remix . We’d love for you to offer food and beverage packages to our watch party hosts on the day and night of our event on October 8th.

Potomac Construction Celebrates 15 Years of Success With New Headquarters and Brand Refresh

August 3, 2020
New Identity and Website Complement a Growing Team with Expanded Services Bethesda, Md. – Potomac Construction, one of the Washington, D.C. region’s leading commercial general contracting firms, has been providing clients with the highest levels of quality construction and guidance for over 15 years. Entering a new decade and the next chapter in the firm’s ongoing legacy, the company has unveiled updated branding and a new website reflecting the high level of service, capabilities, and integrity it is known for. Building on a strong reputation of construction expertise in...Read more

8/17 – 8/30: Metropolitan Washington Summer Restaurant Week

July 30, 2020
Annual promotion born from crisis in 2001 returns to support current restaurant recovery efforts. WHAT: Summer Restaurant Week, presented by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), returns as the region’s biannual celebration of outstanding restaurants that contribute so much to our region. New this year, Restaurant Week has expanded to include a to-go program with a variety of family-style offerings as well as cocktail and wine pairings, available over two full weeks to encourage support of hundreds of restaurants throughout DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia...Read more

Reminder DC Sales Tax Due, and Regional and National Updates

July 16, 2020
In DC, we have heard from a number of you that you have received notices from OTR regarding sales and use tax filings, payments, and penalties accrued. OTR is sending these notices to businesses who they believe did not file their returns on time. As a reminder, sales taxes for February and March, normally due March 20 and April 20 respectively, could have been filed without payment on the regular date. You were still required to file on the original date, however the payment was deferred until July 20, 2020 without penalty. Filings and payments for April and beyond were due on their regular...

SurfaceGuard Services

July 16, 2020
We can help save the restaurant industry. Right now as we speak, every restaurant owner is trying to protect their employees and customers against Covid-19 by cleaning their establishments with disinfectants. This is a losing proposition and a costly one at that. All of these plans will fail for one very simple reason: Disinfectants kill Covid-19 only the moment they are used but evaporate quickly and leave behind no residual protection. So just minutes after a restaurant "cleans itself" any employee or customer who sneezes or puts an infected hand on a bar top, tap handle, door...

Testing Resources and DC Updates

July 9, 2020
Heading into the weekend, we want to remind you of important information on FREE testing. If you or anyone you know is in need of a coronavirus test, please refer to the below resources. Your testing location is based on your place of residence not employment. DC, Virginia and Maryland all offer walk up testing sites as well as appointment only locations. DC Testing Information Virginia Testing Information Maryland Testing Information In DC, in the draw of Tuesday’s 10-hour DC Council Legislative Session over Zoom, we missed communicating one major nugget that we know was a big concern...

EMR Equipment Services Promotion

July 7, 2020
Attention RAMW members! To offer relief to restaurants, hospitality, entertainment and healthcare facilities, EMR is offering a kitchen equipment services promotion for ice machines and steamers, along with a reduced rate of $99 for any service repair through July 31. Having fully operational equipment and limited-to-no downtime is critical to your mission of operating a successful business. We have your back and we are here to help in any way we can with your commercial kitchen equipment operation needs. Contact your local branch today.