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August 21, 2014
Legislation | The Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014 (also known as "Ban the Box") restricts when an employer is able to ask an applicant about his criminal history.  The law is currently enforceable, and it is important that you are in full compliance. If your job applications still have a check box asking if the applicant has a criminal history, remove...
July 1, 2014
Press Release | Washington, DC (July 1, 2014) – Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week returns Monday, August 11 through Sunday, August 17 during which more than 200 restaurants in DC, Maryland and Virginia will offer prix-fixe lunches and dinners for $20.14 and $35.14 respectively. The promotion encourages regional diners and tourists to dine out and eat up and to discover new dining experiences, in...
June 26, 2014
Sustainability=DC
Press Release | (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – In a ceremony tonight at the residence of H.E. Peter Taksoe-Jensen, the Danish Ambassador to the United States, Mayor Vincent C. Gray honored 10 individuals, businesses, civic organizations, and embassies for demonstrating outstanding achievements and leadership in sustainable practices. Two of these prestigious awards honored RAMW members...
June 23, 2014
Press Release | Washington, DC (June 22, 2014)—Top foodservice industry professionals and their fans gathered tonight at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the 32nd Annual RAMMY Awards as Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced winners in 20 award categories. To keep up with metropolitan Washington’s quickly evolving dining scene, new this year were seven award...
June 3, 2014
News | Daikaya, the popular izakaya & ramen shop, owned by Partners Daisuke Utagawa, Yama Jewayni and Executive Chef/Partner Katsuya Fukushima, is excited to add to the lineup two cold noodle ramen dishes for summer. These dishes will be available exclusively at the 40-seat ramen shop starting late June; in addition to their already popular flavors: spicy miso, miso, shio (salt), shoyu (soy)...
June 2, 2014
Bar Dupont
News | Bar Dupont at The Dupont Circle Hotel has launched Dupont Live!, a weekly concert series held every Tuesday from 7-9:30pm on the bar’s popular outdoor patio. Beginning June 3, Dupont Live! will feature a different contemporary artist each week on the patio lounge overlooking historic Dupont Circle. Talented musical acts lined up for June include rock...
May 30, 2014
The Daily Dish, a Restaurant and Catering Company
News | Silver Spring restaurant and catering company, The Daily Dish, has been awarded the Maryland Chamber of Commerce’s Maryland Breakthrough Award, which honors Maryland businesses for breakthrough performance, innovation and growth. Chef/owner Jerry Hollinger and his business partner Zena Polin accepted the award at a ceremony on Thursday, May 29th at the Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, MD....
May 22, 2014
The 2014 RAMMY Awards
News | Washington, DC (May 22, 2014)—On Thursday, May 29, the 2014 RAMMY nominated Wine Program of the Year finalists will host exciting events to showcase their outstanding wine programs. This year’s anonymous panel of judges chose Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) members 2941 Restaurant, The Curious Grape, Estadio, Restaurant Eve and Ripple as the best of the best,...
May 12, 2014
The 2014 RAMMY Awards
Press Release | Washington, DC (May 12, 2014)—On May 8, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) brought together over 80 leaders from the region’s foodservice and business communities for a conversation about the state of the industry in the nation’s capital. The discussion, moderated by Bret Thorn, Senior Food Editor of Nation’s Restaurant News, offered insights into...
May 8, 2014
News | Brewery Undergoes Expansion Construction; Tasting Room to Close Starting May 18th Washington, DC – May 8, 2014 – After growler hours on Saturday, May 17th, DC Brau plans to close its tasting room to the public. But never fear–it’s only temporary. The brewery is set to undergo a significant facelift to help the District’s first and only packaging brewery since...
May 7, 2014
News | Cocktail Nominees Hold In-House Promotions Thursday, May 22 Washington, DC (May 7, 2014)—Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) has exciting special events planned for the 2014 RAMMY Awards Cocktail Program of the Year finalists. On Thursday, May 22, Cocktail Program of the Year finalists will showcase the diversity, clarity and value, of their outstanding craft cocktail...
May 7, 2014
Ted's BULLETIN
Press Release | Gaithersburg, MD [May 7, 2014] — matchboxfoodgroup is excited to announce its latest expansion plan with a fifth location of Ted’s BULLETIN. The new Ted’s will be the first in Maryland, located in the Crown Farm development a short distance from the Shady Grove Metro station, east of the intersection of Washington National Pike (Rt 270) and Sam Eig Highway (Rt 370). The newest...
April 30, 2014
Foodem
Press Release | Baltimore, MD -  April 30, 2014 - Foodem, an innovative B2B online food procurement marketplace and business intelligence solution for the $650 billion U.S. wholesale food distribution industry, and the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), are pleased to announce the establishment of their new strategic partnership. Launched in late 2013, Foodem facilitates relationships,...
April 29, 2014
Hotel Association Washington DC
News | (Washington, DC) - April 29, 2014 - Today, the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board voted to accept the Hospitality High School (HHS) request to not renew its’ charter—the first time in the history of the charter school system in DC that a school has relinquished its’ charter to merge with DCPS. HHS has engaged in a Memorandum of Understanding to merge HHS with DCPS...
April 25, 2014
The 2014 RAMMY Awards
News | Beer Nominees Hold In-House Promotions Thursday, May 8 Washington, DC (April 24, 2014)—Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) has exciting special events planned for the 2014 RAMMY Awards Beer Program of the Year finalists. On Thursday, May 8, Beer Program of the Year finalists will showcase their outstanding beer program through in-house promotions, reaffirming why they...

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