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August 11, 2008
Tidbits | Sheldon A. Scott, General Manager at Restaurant Marvin, has started a charity event called "Tip Out" which takes place at Restaurant Marvin every 4th Monday of the month.  On this night, Sheldon will wait tables and donate 100% of his tips to a selected charity.   Every month a new charity is chosen to receive the donation. The first month's charity was Pediatric...
August 9, 2008
Lynne's Lounge | by Ruth A. HillMeetings East, August 2008 Metro Washington, D.C.Culinary Capital It used to be a meat and potatoes town where politicos with little taste for sophisticated fare and variation chewed on the nation’s problems. But the dining and club scene in and around the nation’s capital make no apologies to anyone these days. Internationally renowned celebrity chefs like Wolfgang...
July 25, 2008
Cloak Room | {mosimage}   {mosimage}Food...Wine...Dancing...Bling...we had it all.  This was, indeed, a night for the party givers to party—and you did yourselves proud.   To those of us who have watched RAMW and the RAMMYS grow, Sunday night was no surprise—we know the incredible talents in our area, we know the solid camaraderie, support and mentoring that are...
July 21, 2008
Hot Topics |   *** ACTION ALERT ***   FEDERAL AND DC MINIMUM WAGE SET TO RISE ON THURSDAY   DC TIP CREDIT RATE TO STAY THE SAME By: Jim O'Brien, O'Brien & van Stiphout LLC   As of this Thursday, July 24, the federal minimum wage will rise to $6.55 per hour.  That means that DC’s minimum wage will also rise on that day to $7.55 per hour, because the DC...
July 16, 2008
Members in the News |   PRESS RELEASEFor Immediate Release Date:                                      July 1, 2008 Contact:                ...
June 30, 2008
Press Release |    For Immediate Release: June 30, 2008   Contact: Brie McMahon, mcmahonb@hisaokapr.com Emily Halonen, halonene@hisaokapr.com, 202.466.6286   **High resolution images available upon request**   Metro Washington’s top chefs and restaurateurs unveiled at the 2008 RAMMY Restaurant Awards Gala   Washington, D.C. –”Setting the Global...
June 30, 2008
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June 13, 2008
Members in the News | RAMW Board Members in the news… Our local restaurateurs’ voices are heard as they testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on two vital issues which impact our restaurant industry:   Geoff Tracy (Chef Geoff’s, Lia’s) expresses his concern over the increasing wholesale food and commodity prices. "Congress should foster the development...
June 12, 2008
Members in the News | Cover story – Georgetowner.com Magnifico Matador! By David Roffman June 11th 2008 Esplendorsa, José! The James Beard Foundation nominated José Andrés Outstanding Chef for his work at minibar by josé andrés. On Sunday evening, June 8, at Avery Fisher Hall, in the Lincoln Center, in the big apple, our very own Jose Andres, born in Mieres, Asturias,...
May 28, 2008
Legislation | PCI ComplianceWhat is PCI?In 2004 from the efforts of Visa and Mastercard® to create common industry security requirements, the industry standard known as PCI (Payment Card Industry) was instituted to help protect cardholder data from getting into the wrong hands. Who regulates the standards?The five major credit card brands (Visa International, MasterCard Worldwine, American Express,...
May 17, 2008
Hot Topics | The DC City Council voted to pass the so-called “Wine Doggy Bag” amendment as introduced by Councilmember Kwame Brown.  The vote went overwhelmingly in our favor, 11 in favor, 1 “present” (Councilmember Bowser) and 1 against (Councilmember Graham). Further updates to follow as information is recieved. 
May 17, 2008
Hot Topics | The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA), passed by Congress in 2003, requires that "no person that accepts credit cards or debit cards for the transaction of business shall print more than the last 5 digits of the card number or the expiration date upon any receipt provided to the cardholder at the point of sale or transaction." This provision of FACTA took full effect Dec...
May 15, 2008
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May 15, 2008
Press Release | For Immediate Release:  Contact:Andrew J. Kline 202.686.7600May 1, 2007Restaurant Association Survey Reflects Businesses Negatively Affected By Smoking Ban as Hardship Waivers Become AvailableThe Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (“RAMW”) reports that a survey of members reflects that D.C restaurants, bars and nightclubs have been affected by the mandatory smoking...

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