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October 3, 2007
Tidbits | Cooking Light Best Cities AwardsBy Jay CookeCooking Light, October 2007As Cooking Light begins its 20th year of publication, we wanted to know what places best provide the resources people need to live healthful lives. To find out, we ranked major metropolitan areas on 15 criteria, including healthfulness and exercise data, restaurant ratings, farmers' market listings, and parks and...
September 27, 2007
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September 26, 2007
Hot Topics | GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIAAlcoholic Beverage Regulation AdministrationNOTICE OF QUARTERLY STATEMENT FILINGSeptember 10, 2007 Dear Restaurant or Hotel Licensee: This letter shall serve as official notice of your responsibilities under District of Columbia Official Code §§ 25-113(b)(2)(A) or 25-113(e)(4)(A) to file quarterly statements with ABRA. As you may know, the...
September 10, 2007
Hot Topics | CONTACT: Sue Hensley (202) 331-5964 or Maureen Ryan (202) 331-5939 media@dineout.org National Restaurant Association Reacts to Court Ruling on Menu Labeling in New York City - Judge strikes down regulation to require mandatory calorie counts on menus (Washington, DC) - The National Restaurant Association has issued the following statement in response to today's U.S. federal district...
September 9, 2007
Lynne's Lounge | D.C. Taxicab Network Needs an Overhaul and Better Enforcement Say "D.C. taxis" and a chorus of litanies erupts. Anyone who has ridden in one of our taxis has more than a little bit to say. In a 2004 New York Times Magazine article, "Washington: Some of My Favorite Things," Claire Messud writes about our city's great restaurants and increasingly chic urbanity but also...
September 3, 2007
Members in the News | A Town Takes Its Place at the Culinary Table By SUNSHINE FLINT ALEXANDRIA, VA., is only 10 minutes by car from downtown Washington, but the two restaurant scenes once felt decades apart. On one side of the Potomac River, you had nouvelle American bistros and fancy steakhouses packed with Washington insiders and their hefty expense accounts. On the other, there were Applebee's and stodgy...
July 5, 2007
Hot Topics | Economic Hardship Waiver Application Please click the above link to view the entire document.For additional information, contact the Department of Health (202) 671-5000.
June 30, 2007
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May 7, 2007
Hot Topics | Hold the Fries And the District Menu Labeling Sunday, May 6, 2007; B08 Should District restaurants be required to publish nutritional information next to every menu item? D.C. Council members Phil Mendelson (D-At Large) and Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) think so. They've introduced legislation to do just that. And The Post endorsed the idea in an April 2 editorial, "Counting Calories;...
May 3, 2007
Hot Topics | Capital gains: D.C.'s dining scene has come of age By Jay Cheshes Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure -- The meal began in a rush of tiny tastes. A chocolate truffle oozed foie gras. New-wave bar snacks -- pork rinds in maple syrup, sweet lotus chips in star-anise dust -- gave way, in a spray-bottle spritz of mojito, to an endless procession of...
May 1, 2007
Hot Topics | For Immediate Release: April 30, 2007 Contact: Andrew J. Kline 202.686.7600 Restaurant Association Survey Reflects Businesses Negatively Affected By Smoking Ban as Hardship Waivers Become Available The 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...
April 22, 2007
Hot Topics | By Gabriella Boston THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published April 22, 2007 Washington has always been a top destination for museums and monuments, but a culinary destination? Not so much. For years it was considered "lacking" and "conservative." Some even went so far as to call it a "wasteland." Fortunately, a few good -- culinarily skilled -- men and women are changing that...
April 8, 2007
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April 3, 2007
Hot Topics | Opposition Facts Menu Education and Labeling Act of 2007 – Bill 17-0139 Introduced by Councilmember Mendelson mandating that retail food establishments with 10 or more locations nationally provide the calories, grams of saturated fat plus trans fat, grams of carbohydrates and milligrams of sodium on all food and beverage.  Economic & Regulatory Ramifications for DC Restaurants...
March 8, 2007
Hot Topics | Alexandra Greeley, The Examiner Read more by Alexandra Greeley Mar 7, 2007 3:00 AM WASHINGTON - Washington has certainly become a restaurant destination, says Dusty Lockhart, communications manager at The Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown. To underscore her observation, Lockhart points to a December article in USA Today extolling the culinary glories...

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