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February 21, 2018
News | JBF Editors - James Beard Foundation  February 21, 2018 Original article The James Beard Foundation is thrilled to announce José Andrés, multiple James Beard Award–winning chef, owner of ThinkFoodGroup, food and anti-hunger advocate, and founder of World Central Kitchen as the recipient of its 2018 Humanitarian of the Year award. Andrés...
February 19, 2018
News | There’s two bars, scenic views, and Asian-themed dishes by Rebecca Gale  Feb 19, 2018, 4:20pm EST | Eater DC The new two-story Circa scheduled to debut on Wednesday, February 21 in Chinatown is the homegrown chain’s biggest location to date. Parent company Metropolitan Hospitality Group shut down the flagship Circa in Dupont Circleat the end of last year, but continues...
February 22, 2018
Press Release | House Bill 518 supports the State’s breweries by lifting outdated restrictions on selling and purchasing craft beer ROCKVILLE, Md., February 22, 2018—The Montgomery County Council sent a letter to the chair of the Economic Matters Committee, Delegate Dereck E. Davis, in unanimous support of Maryland House Bill (HB) 518, the Reform on Tap Act. HB 518 would lift restrictions on...
February 20, 2018
News | By Rebecca Cooper - Senior Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal At the beginning, Wasabi Sushi founder Bo Davis was just looking for a way to streamline the accounting at his own restaurants, a chain of conveyor-belt sushi spots. But when fellow restaurateur Roy Phillips came in and saw his system, which included hiring a cadre of workers in India to process invoices, they got an idea for...
February 15, 2018
News | All class A wholesalers, class A manufacturers, and class A off-premises retailers (liquor stores) in the District are due to renew alcohol licenses by: Monday, April 2, 2018.   Renewed licenses will expire in three years. Licensees that wish to renew their licenses should ensure they complete the following. Update Your Contact Info Licensees that need to update a new...
February 15, 2018
News | New Research Shows Restaurants are Hungry for Tech without the Headache   (Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Restaurant Association released new research focusing on technology in the restaurant industry. In "Mapping the Restaurant Technology Landscape," the Association set out to explore current technology adoption in restaurants, plans for future adoption, and restaurant...
February 15, 2018
News | Learn How to Get an ABC License for Your New Business Looking to get an ABC License for your new business in the District? Check out ABRA's video to learn more about the process.
February 15, 2018
News | FOLLOW THESE SUGGESTIONS TO MINIMIZE WATER USE AND IMPROVE THE BOTTOM LINE AT YOUR RESTAURANT. FSR Magazine | By Wade Winters | February 2018 | Expert Insights According to the EPA, water used in restaurants/foodservice account for about 15 percent of the total water used in all commercial and institutional facilities in the U.S.  Here is a breakdown of the usage by area: 52...
February 15, 2018
News | 2018 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists Announced Congratulations to all the James Beard Foundation semifinalists in the 2018 Restaurant and Chef Awards - this being the "long list" before the list is winnowed down to the official finalists. On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, the Foundation will announce the final nominees for all Award categories...
February 15, 2018
News | Created with you in mind for improved navigation and efficiency   As part of our branding evolution, DCRA continues to provide Safe & Simple initiatives that provide safe outcomes for our community and are simple for our customers. We’re excited to announce the launch of additional online services, aimed at improving the way we serve District residents and...
February 15, 2018
Press Release | Washington, D.C. — Today, the National Restaurant Association releases its annual survey of 700 professional chefs – members of the American Culinary Federation  – to predict food and beverage trends at restaurants in the coming year. The annual “What’s Hot” list gives a peak into which food, beverages and culinary concepts will be the...
February 9, 2018
News | National Restaurant Association With the nation nearing full employment, some restaurateurs say they’re experiencing staffing challenges due to the evaporating talent pool. Full employment is good for the country, but may present a challenge for our industry. In 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the turnover rate for restaurants and hospitality was 72.9 percent...
February 7, 2018
Press Release | New report shows trends in restaurant environmental practices WASHINGTON, D.C -- The National Restaurant Association released the 2018 edition of The State of Restaurant Sustainability to highlight sustainability efforts by restaurant operators. The report provides the latest trends in environmental practices in the restaurant industry, along with consumer insights. It aims to...
February 7, 2018
News | National Restaurant Association As the industry’s interest in environmental sustainability continues to grow, the National Restaurant Association has released a new report highlighting responsible actions restaurant and foodservice operators are taking. The State of Restaurant Sustainability focuses on the latest environmental trends and practices for the restaurant industry...
February 5, 2018
Press Release | Urbana to Provide Late-Night Bites & Cocktails for Monday, Friday & Saturday Evening Shows; Firefly to Serve Brunch for Sunday Matinee Shows WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 5, 2018) – Can the Resistance rise from the Underground? And who will lead them if they can? D.C. theater company, TBD Immersive, kicks off its production of...

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