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July 21, 2006
Lynne's Lounge | Restaurant owners and employees surely must be the most discreet of professionals. Without the physician/patient oath or the attorney/client privilege or the priest/confessor confidentiality, what happens in restaurants generally stays in restaurants (paraphrasing the apt, new Las Vegas promotional piece.)  Restaurateurs are inherently people-pleasing people or they could not remain in the...
July 21, 2006
Lynne's Lounge | Sincere thanks to a Colorado State Senator for introducing the funniest legislation I have ever encountered. His bill is actually well-meaning and pro-hospitality but goes far in illustrating the absurd priorities of our country. From Hospitality News, the monthly newsletter of the Colorado Restaurant Association: “Alcohol Testing in Culinary Schools - Senate Bill 82 allows students under...
July 21, 2006
Lynne's Lounge | Just as a simple sketch of the Eiffel Tower conjures Paris, France and romance, a simple sketch of a dryly wry martini conjures sophistication, savvy and wit, a picture of a pink cosmopolitan suggests fashion sense, sex and urbanity, an image of toasting champagne glasses implies festive, familial and friendly celebrations, a mug of frosty beer likewise bespeaks camaraderie, conversation and...
July 21, 2006
Lynne's Lounge | Not wanting to repeatedly rant unending platitudes, not wanting to keep on repeating the “repetition of the obvious,” one must nonetheless keep on keeping on ranting as to why wine, whiskey, smoking, dining and drinking are the avowed enemies of certain societal segments circa 2004.  Don’t we have too much else too worry about? War, crime, poverty, lack of health care,...
July 21, 2006
Lynne's Lounge | by: Lynne Breaux, President RAMW, May 2004 - Published in the Beverage Journal (DC/MD) Restaurants beget retail, retail begets residential, residential begets resurgence, and resurgence begets revenue. Society and people benefit, their quality of life improves as crime decreases and city services improve. The intrepid restaurateurs that start the restaurant-to-retail-to-residence snowball...
July 21, 2006
Lynne's Lounge | Epicurus the Greek philosopher held that the goal of man should be a life of pleasure, regulated by morality, temperance, serenity and cultural development.  Evidently, our government feels that we are not capable of moderating our quest for pleasure, that we are a nation of insatiable appetites and that all of our behavioral standards must be governmentally mandated.  Case in point,...
June 30, 2006
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May 15, 2006
Tidbits | The common business wisdom – that restaurants fail at an alarmingly high rate, maybe as high as 90 to 95 percent in the first year, is flat wrong, according to researchers at Ohio State University.Their research suggests that the actual numbers may be closer to 57 to 61 percent; the highest failure rate was during the first year – 26 percent; the second year about 19 percent and the...
January 20, 2006
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September 19, 2005
Press Release | Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Launches Radio Ad Promoting Restaurant and Bar Freedom of Choice on Smoking FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 19, 2005Contact: Patrick Horn, 202.331.5990Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW)Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Launches Radio Ad Promoting Restaurant and Bar Freedom of Choice on Smoking(Washington, D.C.) --...
June 8, 2005
Legislation | By John McArdle, Roll Call Staff Hangouts Changed With the Area By the time the House Judiciary Committee formally launched impeachment hearings against then-President Richard Nixon on May 9, 1974, Stuart Long was already fairly certain that the Republican president was a political dead man walking. In those days, Long was the owner of two of Capitol Hill’s most popular watering holes...
May 2, 2002
Hot Topics | Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Urges D.C. Council Reform of Alcohol Licensing Process in Response to Local Restaurant’s Seven-Year Regulatory Battle WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 15, 2012) – The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) today called on D.C. Council member Jim Graham to include reform of the District’s alcohol licensing approval process...
December 5, 2001
Hot Topics | Thank you for taking our Maryland Corkage Surevy! If you would like to learn more about corkage and how theissue was played out in Virginia please click here. If you have any question about this or other RAMW issues please contact us at info@ramw.org. 
March 31, 2001
Hot Topics | For Immediate Release: Contact: Andrew J. Kline 202.686.7600 May 1, 2007 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 smoking...
November 26, 2000
Hot Topics |  Thesemi-annual Washington, DC Restaurant Week, brought to you by the RestaurantAssociation Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), is one of the most anticipatedevents in the area by locals and visitors alike. This 7-day event generates new customers and great visibility to the regionalrestaurant community through dedicated print, online and social media advertisingcampaigns, website access to...

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