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May 22, 2009
Contact:  Betsy Allman, RAMW
Tel:  (202) 331-5990

THE RAMMYS 2009 – Celebrate! Restaurants

Washington, DC, February 6, 2009 –  Mark your calendars, save the date! Lynne Breaux, President, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, announces the particulars of the 27th annual Restaurant Awards Gala, The 2009 RAMMYS.  The much talked about affair, recognized by Bizbash magazine as one of the top 100 metropolitan Washington events of the year – and #1 in the Food & Restaurant Industry category – will be held on Sunday, June 7th at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.  This year’s theme, “Celebrate! Restaurants” is “a fitting tribute to our industry where so many of life’s celebrations take place…think of all the birthday parties, marriage proposals, anniversaries, office gatherings and on and on that  restaurateurs orchestrate…thus the 2009 RAMMYS are a celebration of restaurants for providing hospitable places in which so many happy and joyous occasions take place” says Breaux.  The “creative” black-tie affair draws over 1200 of the city’s culinary professionals, suppliers, media, politicians and just plain foodies to honor restaurateurs, chefs, and employees, for their hard-work and dedication to the industry.
Nominees for the 2009 awards, in categories such as New Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, Rising Culinary Star of the Year, will be announced on March 24th.  Sponsorship as well as ticket information is available on the association’s website at

Established in 1920, the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington has more than 600 members in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC.  The Association serves as the voice of establishments ranging from casual eateries to internationally-acclaimed fine dining restaurants.