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April 24, 2014
The 2014 RAMMY Awards
News |   Last Chance for Public to Select Winners in Four Awards Categories Washington, DC (April 23, 2014) — Public voting for the 2014 RAMMY Awards will close at midnight, the evening of Sunday, April 27. Members of the public are encouraged to vote for their Favorite Gathering Place, Upscale Brunch, Everyday Casual Brunch and Favorite Fast Bites finalists for the region’s premier...
April 23, 2014
RAMW Educated Eats
News | The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Education Foundation (RAMW-EF), known as Educated Eats, is now accepting 2014 scholarship applications. Educated Eats is offering several 2014 "Future of the Industry" Scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each, half ($1,250) to be paid in the first semester and half ($1,250) to be paid in the second semester to individuals who are...
April 22, 2014
Press Release | Former RAMW president, Lynne Breaux, to be honored at annual RAMMY Awards Gala Washington, DC (April 22, 2014) - This year’s Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award will be presented to former RAMW president, Lynne Breaux. The award, named in honor of legendary Washington restaurateur Duke Zeibert, and presented annually at the RAMMY Awards Gala, recognizes an individual whose hard work and...
April 16, 2014
News | On Wednesday DC Brau Brewing Company announced a new partnership with Reyes Beverage Group’s Premium Distributors of Washington, DC and Virginia. Effective immediately, all DC Brau beers will be available for distribution via Premium throughout the District and all of the Commonwealth of Virginia. “This new partnership with Premium Distributors will allow us to keep DC Brau...
April 8, 2014
News | By Ryan Sharrow and Tucker Echols, Washington Business Journal On the last day of the 2014 General Assembly, state lawmakers gave final passage to a bill that will eventually  raise the Maryland minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, eased the penalties for possessing marijuana, but were less generous to production companies that choose to film in Maryland...
March 28, 2014
Press Release | (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Four ABC licenses will be available for application in Georgetown next month, including one for a tavern and three for restaurants. The Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) will begin accepting applications for the licenses at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 10. The tavern license is only available to an existing restaurant located in the ...
March 25, 2014
Press Release | Zengo Debuts Its “Test Kitchen: Thailand to Cuba” Series Washington, D.C.— Acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval’s colorful Latin-Asian inspired restaurant, Zengo, located at 781 7th Street, NW, 20001, is pleased to introduce its seventh “Test Kitchen” series this April.  Every few months Sandoval and his culinary team at Zengo research and...
March 21, 2014
Press Release | DC’s favorite place for regional hot dogs now delivers! Starting this week, guests can enjoy DC-3 (423 8th Street, SE) hot dogs and sides from the comfort of home, or without leaving the office. Between 11am - 2pm and 4pm-9pm, guest can place an order over the phone, using their credit card, and simply sit back and wait for the hot dogs to arrive. DC-3 will deliver...
March 21, 2014
News | Beginning April 2, four of the West End neighborhood’s most popular restaurants are joining forces for a progressive dinner series, West End Wednesday, which will take place every Wednesday evening. Guests can purchase a ticket for the date of their choice to dine at Blue Duck Tavern, Marcel’s, Ris, and Westend Bistro for an exclusive culinary journey. This...
March 18, 2014
News | Washington, DC (March 18, 2014) - Top industry professionals gathered tonight at The Hamilton Live at The Hamilton as the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced finalists for the 2014 RAMMY Awards, the winners of which will be announced at a black tie gala on June 22. To keep up with metropolitan Washington’s quickly evolving dining scene, new this year are seven...
March 14, 2014
News | By Tom Sietsema, Washington Post Ryme Lansari likes to check out new restaurants as much as the next food fan, but she’s tired of her friends suggesting Georgetown, Logan Circle and Penn Quarter. “I’ve never heard anyone say, ‘Let’s go to the West End,’ ” says the general manager of Westend Bistro in the Ritz-Carlton hotel. The neighborhood...
March 14, 2014
News | ABRA will be performing unannounced visits to ABC licensee holders, starting with establishments that have received complaints in the past. We highly encourage our members to make sure they are in compliance with District ABC noise laws. We also encourage our members to sign up for the ABRA listserv to stay informed on upcoming policy changes and campaigns that will affect your business. For more...
March 11, 2014
Press Release | Washington, DC (March 11, 2014) – Hill Country Barbecue Market Washington, D.C. is pleased to announce the return of Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue, a unique branded outdoor experience featuring Hill Country’s award-winning Texas-style barbecue, ice-cold Shiner beers, and live music on the spacious and picturesque West Lawn of the National Building...
March 10, 2014
News | By Abha Bhattarai for The Washington Post, Capital Business The parent company of Matchbox and Ted’s Bulletin has brought on three new advisers to help the restaurants prepare for an eventual expansion beyond the Washington area. Matchbox Food Group plans to announce Tuesday that its newly created board includes Outback Steakhouse founder Chris Sullivan; Bill Allen, former chief executive...
March 3, 2014
News | Updates on the Green Dot Money Pack/Pepco Scam RAMW has been in touch with Pepco and they are aware of the Green Dot Scam.  If you receive a call from a person claiming to be from Pepco or any other service provider it is important that you: take precautions to verify the person is affiliated with the company, especially if that person is requesting an immediate credit card or cash...

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