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RAMW Announces 2016 Honorary Milestone RAMMY Award

May 12, 2016

Occidental Grill & Seafood Recognized for 110 Years in Business

Washington, DC (May 5, 2016)Occidental Grill & Seafood, a Washington dining staple celebrating its 110th year on Pennsylvania Avenue, will receive the 2016 Honorary Milestone RAMMY Award from Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW). Honoring longstanding local restaurants and RAMW members who have been in business for at least 50 years, the honorary milestone award is bestowed onto only the Washington region’s most prestigious dining institutions and will be formally dedicated at the 2016 RAMMY Awards Gala on Sunday, June 12 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Open since 1906, Occidental Grill & Seafood has proven its longstanding commitment to excellence over the last 110 years, and welcomed in the most notable statesmen and celebrities in the country. Portraits of Occidental’s famous visitors, including Helen Keller, Jackie Robinson and Will Rogers and a healthy number of presidents, cover the restaurant’s walls to remind modern diners of the restaurant’s past patrons and history as one of Washington’s iconic watering holes.

Occidental Grill & Seafood has remained a pillar in the Washington community by not only providing outstanding dining, but also by prioritizing unparalleled service. United States Air Force Major General Tim Byers, since retired, remarked on Occidental’s commitment to exceeding expectations for its patrons.

“Occidental Grill & Seafood has proven to be a friend not only to the community but to the military as well,” shares Major General Byers. “The welcoming, giving staff was integral to providing a memorable experience for our group and we greatly appreciate the support and friendships we have developed over the years.”

Occidental Grill & Seafood is one of numerous restaurants recognized annually at the RAMMY Awards, an anticipated awards ceremony hosted by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington every summer in Washington. It was first awarded in 2008 to Ben’s Chili Bowl and other past honorees include Billy Martin’s Tavern, The Monocle on Capitol Hill, Tune Inn, and Clyde’s of Georgetown. All RAMMYS finalists and honorees will receive their formal awards during the RAMMY Awards on June 12.


Presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), The RAMMY Awards Gala honors the exceptional ability and accomplishments of the hard-working individuals and organizations of the region’s restaurants and foodservice community. Named the #1 Food & Restaurant event by BIZBASH Magazine since 2009, The RAMMYS celebrate one of Metropolitan Washington’s greatest assets: its restaurants

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW)

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is the regional trade association representing restaurants and the foodservice industry in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Established in 1920, RAMW is an advocate, resource and community for its members. The Association works to promote and sustain the growth and development of the industry while providing its members legislative and regulatory representation, marketing and small business support, programming and events. RAMW strives to serve its members with professionalism and integrity, and provide them the training, education and support they need to grow a successful business.