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July 23, 2018
Press Release | SPERRYVILLE, VA (July 23, 2018) - Gastrophiles around the world who have made the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains a destination, thanks to the Inn at Little Washington, now have another reason to visit the region. Three Blacksmiths in Sperryville, Virginia, serves a tasting menu created by chef John MacPherson to just 16 guests each evening from an open-hearth kitchen featuring...
July 12, 2018
Press Release | RAMW member restaurants welcome fans with MLB All-Star Week specials and promotions Washington, DC (July 12, 2018) – Events DC and Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members are excited to welcome MLB All-Star Week attendees from July 13 – July 17, 2018 to Washington, DC. For a complete list of events during the exciting week, please visit ...
June 10, 2018
Press Release | Winners in 21 Regional Award Categories Announced Washington, DC (June 10, 2018)—Top foodservice industry professionals and their fans gathered tonight at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the 36th Annual RAMMY Awards as Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced winners in 21 award categories. The selection process for the winners involved two esteemed...
June 4, 2018
Press Release | WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 4, 2018) – Zentan, a contemporary Japanese restaurant located on Thomas Circle and adjacent to the Kimpton Donovan Hotel, will permanently close its doors on Saturday, June 30 to undergo a reconcept to open as a new restaurant from Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. While details for the forthcoming restaurant are still being finalized, it is...
May 24, 2018
Press Release | It’s a Jazz Takeover as Neighborhood Venues Host Performances Citywide The DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) is pleased to announce the schedule for Jazz in the ‘Hoods Presented by Events DC, a vital component of the DC JazzFest presented by Events DC (June 8-17). Spotlighting the District as a vibrant cultural capital, Jazz in the ‘Hoods brings jazz to all four quadrants and eight...
April 25, 2018
Press Release | DC Establishments Join Forces to Offer Best in Guest and Employee Experience WASHINGTON, DC – Chef Geoff’s Restaurant Group and Clover Restaurant Group announced today that they have joined forces to create a joint venture combining four Washington restaurant brands and nine total restaurants including Chef Geoff’s, Lia’s, Cafe Deluxe and Tortilla Coast. All of the...
April 18, 2018
Press Release | Washington, DC  – [April 18, 2018] – The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today the 2018 Restaurant Neighbor, Faces of Diversity and Ambassador of Hospitality award winners, celebrating diversity and inclusion, community service and hospitality leadership in the restaurant industry. Seven winners were selected from hundreds...
April 17, 2018
Press Release | Classically Trained Chef Joins Dupont Circle Restaurant With New Spring Menus Rooted in Sustainable Cuisine WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 17, 2018) – Dupont Circle gathering place Firefly welcomes Rich Falbo as its new executive chef. With a B.A. in Hospitality from Texas Tech University, a culinary arts degree from New England Culinary Institute, and more than 20 years of experience in the...
April 10, 2018
Press Release | Founder of The Dubliner Daniel Coleman is honored at the RAMMYS Capital Achievement Reception Washington, DC (April 10, 2018)—Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is thrilled to announce restaurant founder and publican Daniel Coleman will be honored with the 2018 Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award at a reception on Monday, April 30 at 5:00pm. This is one of the twenty-...
April 5, 2018
Press Release | From Rockville, MD to DC’s Celebrated Chocolate-centric Co Co. Sala, to Joël Robuchon and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Las Vegas, Pine Returns to the DC Area Ready to Revitalize 2941’s Pastry Program (FALLS CHURCH, VA) – Celebrated modern American restaurant 2941 in Falls Church, VA is thrilled to announce the appointment of Nicholas Pine as their new...
April 4, 2018
Press Release | New Lunch Line-Up Features Dishes Inspired by Executive Chef Katsuya Fukushima & Team’s Travels, Interactive Culinary Components, Nods to Local Legends & More   (WASHINGTON DC – April 4th, 2018) – Just in time to welcome the arrival of spring in the District, Executive Chef/Partner Katsuya Fukushima and team at Daikaya Izakaya (705 6th...
April 3, 2018
Press Release |   WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, the National Restaurant Association announced the launch of the Restaurant & Hospitality Association Benefit Trust Health Plan, insured and serviced by UnitedHealthcare. The National Restaurant Association and UnitedHealthcare formed a strategic alliance that offers exclusive health care solutions and pricing to member businesses –...
March 29, 2018
Press Release | Statement from Kathy E. Hollinger, President and CEO, RAMW In light of the serious allegations surrounding sexual harassment and workplace culture recently filed against restaurateur Mike Isabella and several members of his leadership team, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) Board of Directors requested that The RAMMYS judges panel convene to reconsider the restaurant...
March 26, 2018
Press Release | The Dish & Dram celebrates the Union of England and America   Fifteen cities in the US and one palace in the UK share the name “Kensington.”  Next to that iconic UK address, the best place to celebrate the upcoming royal nuptials on Saturday, May 19th is The Dish & Dram in Kensington, MD.   The restaurant literally rolls out the red carpet to celebrate...
March 19, 2018
Press Release | Washington, DC — HopFest 2018, the only DC beer festival by local brewers, for local brewers, is back for the 4th year in a row to support the DC Brewers’ Guild. Breweries from across the DMV will come together at DC Brau Brewing Company on Saturday, April 7th from 1pm to 5pm for an afternoon of hoppy beers, including old favorites, one-offs, and hard-to-find rare brews.   The...

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