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8/14 – 8/20: Metropolitan Washington Summer Restaurant Week

June 26, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joanna Heaney Linda Roth Associates, Inc. 202-888-3567 8/14 – 8/20: Metropolitan Washington Summer Restaurant Week Area Restaurants Offer Sizzling Prix Fixe Menus During Bi-Annual Promotion WHAT: Summer Restaurant Week, presented by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington ( RAMW ), makes its return to the greater Washington region from Monday, August 14 through Sunday, August 20, 2017. 250 restaurants in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia will offer multi-course $35 dinner, $22 lunch, and – returning for Summer...Read more

6/19 – 6/25: Metropolitan Washington BBQ & Grilling Week

April 26, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joanna Heaney Linda Roth Associates, Inc. 202-888-3567 6/19 – 6/25: Metropolitan Washington BBQ & Grilling Week Summertime Menus Celebrate Grilled, Smoked, and Spiced Specialties WHAT: The first annual Metropolitan Washington BBQ & Grilling Week , is presented by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) from Monday, June 19 through Sunday, June 25. Restaurants across the region will help guests satisfy their cookout cravings, offering “Flavors of Summer in the City” themed menus of grilled, smoked,...Read more

Winter Restaurant Week 2017 Line Up Announced

December 16, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joanna Heaney Linda Roth Associates, Inc. 202-888-3567 Winter Restaurant Week 2017 Line Up Announced Diners Can Now View Menus and Book Reservations at Washington, DC (December 15, 2016) — Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is pleased to announce the restaurants who will be participating in Winter Restaurant Week from Monday, January 30 through Sunday, February 5, now available for viewing on . The semi-annual event features the best restaurants in the region, encouraging locals and visitors...Read more

A mid-term report card on EMV

November 7, 2016
It’s been approximately one year since the EMV liability shift took effect and it’s time for a mid-term report card on EMV’s issuance, acceptance, speed, security and overall impact. EMV Issuance In terms of card issuance, I have to give the issuers a “B+” for the pure volume of credit and debit cards they’ve placed in the hands of millions of cardholders, starting even before the liability shift began. As of June 2016, Visa reported that 125 million credit cards were issued, representing 44% of all credit cards. Visa also reported that 126 million debit...


July 13, 2015
Washington, DC (July 13, 2015) – Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is excited to present the return of Summer Restaurant Week – the seasonal, week-long celebration of area restaurants featuring specially priced menus from some of the most acclaimed dining destinations in the DMV. From Monday, August 17 – Sunday, August 23, over 200 of Metropolitan Washington's top restaurants will offer three-course prix fixe dinner ($35) and/or three-course prix fixe lunch ($22) menus. Perfect for spending time with family and friends to end the summer in style,...Read more

DC Restaurants Help Kick Off 2015 Washington Auto Show

January 23, 2015 to February 1, 2015
RAMW member restaurants welcome auto enthusiasts with Auto Show specials and promotions Washington, DC - Events DC and the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington along with its members are excited to welcome the 2015 Washington Auto Show from January 23 – February 1, 2015. The annual show marks a new era for Washington, D.C.‘s largest public show. With its doubled time frame, from five to ten days, it’s an even bigger experience for fans and attendees. The 2015 Washington Auto Show will deck the Walter E. Washington Convention Center with a fully stocked automotive...

Webinar: From the Olive Groves of Chile to the Best in the Bottle

December 22, 2014
Chile’s unique geography protects its agriculture from potential hazards coming from other countries. Its natural boundaries — the driest desert in the world (north), the Pacific Ocean (west), the Andean range (east) and the Patagonia (south) — form a shelter to grow any cultivar under optimal growing conditions. Join us on a visually stunning journey to learn about the truly delicious extra virgin olive oils from Chile and how they are made. Click here to watch the webinar now! (3 minutes)...

Yellow Pages Scam Targets Small Businesses

September 19, 2014 to October 19, 2014
YELLOW PAGES SCAM TARGETS SMALL BUSINESSES Prepared by Carolyn Due at Saul Ewing LLP At a time when Yelp reviews, Twitter and Facebook have become popular ways for restaurants to advertise their businesses, the relevance of directory listings has diminished. It may then come as a surprise to receive an invoice for hundreds or thousands of dollars for what looks like an online Yellow Pages listing. Beware: it may be a “yellow pages” or directory scam. Over the years, Attorneys General in various states and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) have filed lawsuits against...

DC Health Link Releases New Mobile Apps

August 28, 2014
DC Health Link's Small Biz mobile app is the premier resource guide for small business owners looking to provide insurance to their employees, work with a broker to enroll in health coverage and determine if their company is eligible to enroll in DC Health Link's small biz health insurance marketplace. Download Apps...

National Food Safety Month Marks 20 Years of Promoting Food Safety Best Practices

National Restaurant Association
August 22, 2014
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its strong commitment to food safety, the National Restaurant Association today announced this year's National Food Safety Month (NFSM), held annually in September, will mark its 20-year anniversary by featuring the top 20 food safety tips from the past 20 years. NFSM was created in 1994 to heighten awareness about the importance of food safety education. NFSM offers free resources for foodservice industry professionals at and will highlight tips for a number of food safety topics including cleaning and...