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Original content: Forbes By Jill Barth Members of the Wine Origins Alliance yesterday submitted a jointly signed letter for the US Trade Representative’s (USTR) public comment period on tariffs in response to aircraft subsidies and France’s Digital Services Tax. The United States on December 2, 2019 threatened to impose tariffs of up to 100 percent on $2.4 billion in French goods in retaliation for a digital services tax it says is discriminatory. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images) This action was followed by a second letter sent to...
Original content: The New York Times By Priya Krishna The nation’s chain restaurants don’t reap much critical praise, but many high-end chefs say they got a priceless, practical education there. Cassidee Dabney has one of the more coveted jobs in her field: executive chef of the Barn at Blackberry Farm, an award-winning restaurant, both luxurious and deeply connected to the land, in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Before she became the executive chef of the Barn at Blackberry Farm, an award-winning Tennessee restaurant, Cassidee Dabney worked at an...
DC Brau to Host the DC Brewers’ Guild’s Sixth Annual Beer Festival Celebrating Hop-Forward Offerings on Saturday, March 14th Washington, DC -- January 7, 2020 -- All hail the mighty hop! The DC brewing community invites hop-lovers to its sixth annual HopFest on Saturday, March 14th from 1:00 - 5:00pm. HopFest 2020, the only DC beer festival by local brewers, for local brewers, will take place at DC Brau Brewing (3178 Bladensburg Rd NE) in Northeast DC in support of the DC Brewers’ Guild. “HopFest is our chance each spring to come together as a community and taste...
The Washington Auto Show, a world class event designated as one of the nation's top five auto shows by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, returns January 24 - February 2, 2020 to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. With visitors expected in the hundreds of thousands eager to experience cutting-edge exhibits, the latest model cars and displays of historic vehicles (not to mention sure to need fuel before and after walking the show!), our partnership with Events DC allows us to offer you an exclusive complimentary marketing opportunity to easily...
Original content c/o: FSR Magazine Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced the roster of restaurants participating in Winter Restaurant Week from Monday, January 13, through Sunday, January 19, 2020. The highly anticipated biannual promotion’s website http://www.rwdmv.com/ is live and will be updated regularly with menus from each of the participating restaurants representing diverse communities around DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Restaurants are the cornerstone of neighborhoods around the DMV and Winter Restaurant Week is a time for...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Seattle and Washington, DC lead the major metropolitan areas in restaurant spending per capita. Consumers in Seattle spent an average of $2,174 per capita on food away from home* during the 2017-2018 period, according to Consumer Expenditure Survey data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This ranked highest among the major metropolitan areas tracked by BLS, and was slightly above the per capita restaurant spending of $2,165 by residents in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. [Note that these figures only represent...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Restaurant experts ranked plant-based proteins as the No. 2 food-and-menu trend over the next decade. Restaurant experts surveyed for the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Industry 2030 report identify the growth in popularity of plant-based protein food products as the No. 2 most likely food-and-menu trend over the next decade. That’s no surprise: Consumers’ palates have been getting more diverse for a while, and suppliers and operators have been adapting to expand the range of options as a result....
Original content c/o: Bruce Adelson, Attorney at Law Racial slurs, intolerant comments, discriminatory actions often flare up without warning. The businesses where they occur must act swiftly and without hesitation to stamp them out and end the behavior. Otherwise, news of intolerant incidents will go viral, spreading quickly through all corners of social media. Once the viral phenomenon hits, businesses risk much – in lost revenue, negative attention, damaged reputation, and possible lawsuits. To guard against such events, businesses must be proactive with zero tolerance...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association A decade from now, most Gen Zers will be in their 20s and 30s. Are you ready to serve them? Restaurant guests of the future will be interested in many things, including everything from a restaurant’s sustainability efforts to convenience and value. But it’s a sure bet that healthful menu options will be at the top of their list. Restaurant experts surveyed for the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Industry 2030 report identified “more healthy options on menus” as one of the Top 25...
Original content: DCist By Jacob Fenston What would it take to keep most of the waste produced in DC out of landfills and incinerators? It would require wide-ranging changes to how residents and businesses deal with what they toss out — from batteries to glass bottles — according to new legislation making its way through the DC Council. Sequoia Ireland works the compost drop off site in Columbia Heights. The city is trying to increase its rate of composting. Photo Credit: Jacob Fenston / WAMU What would it take to keep most of the waste produced in DC out of...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Restaurants in 2030 may be offering meals that provide specific health benefits, on an increasingly personalized level. Like most other businesses, restaurants are gearing up to serve an older demographic in the future. An estimated one in five Americans (21%, or 73.1 million people) will be age 65 and older in 2030, compared with 13% (40.3 million) in 2010, according to Census projections. As older adults claim a bigger slice of the demographic pie, restaurants are focused on the trends and disruptors that come with an aging...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Get your staff up to speed on safe alcohol service. Holiday celebrations can bring in a lot of business for restaurants and bars. According to market research firm Technomic, alcohol sales during the fourth quarter of the year can account for up to 30% of alcohol sales overall (retail and restaurant). As operations get busy, staff members need to stay focused on serving alcohol responsibly, says Jay Lerdal, program manager for the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe Alcohol training program. During holiday...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Over the next decade, expect to excel at turning intel into management magic. You’ve heard it, and you’ve probably said it: “How did we ever survive without a smartphone?” A little over a decade after the iPhone’s 2007 debut, the smartphone has embedded itself into every aspect of our lives. It likely won’t take 10 years for today’s technologies to become our new normal, even those that sound “sci-fi” today. Real-time-data feedback is one technology likely to become a common part...
Washington, DC – (December 10, 2019) – Pop. Fizz. Clink! Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) members invite DMV diners to celebrate the New Year in style with all-inclusive party packages, decadent prix fixe menus + more – read on for specials & booking details at critically-acclaimed restaurants. - - L O C A T I O N S - - Ambar Capitol Hill | BARRACKS ROW / CAPITOL HILL 523 8th Street SE, WDC 20003 // 202.813.3039 Instagram: @ambar_capitol_hill  |  Facebook: @AmbarCapitolHill  |  Twitter: @AmbarCapHill Have a...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association The counterpoint to delivery? On-premises dining that delivers a true “occasion.” Restaurant Industry 2030, just released from the National Restaurant Association, forecasts what our industry might look like 10 years out. While delivery and other off-premises dining will continue to gain market share, it has an equally strong flipside: Customers will crave the social connection of the dine-in experience, and they’ll expect a big experiential bang for their buck. Our panel of experts surveyed for the report say...
Signature promotion celebrates the restaurants that make our neighborhoods thrive. WASHINGTON, DC – (December 9, 2019) – Winter Restaurant Week, presented by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), returns as the region’s biannual celebration of outstanding restaurants that are the cornerstones of our communities. Hundreds of restaurants across dozens of neighborhoods throughout DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia invite neighbors and visitors to enjoy specially priced, multi-course $35 dinner, $22 lunch, and $22 brunch menus. 250+...
Vegan & vegetarian options continue to grow in popularity as meat alternatives rise CHICAGO, Dec. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Grubhub, the nation's leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace, today released findings from its annual "Year in Food" report. To find out what food trends shaped the year (or didn't), Grubhub analyzed tens of millions of orders placed by more than 21 million diners on its platform to uncover the flavors and tastes rising up the ranks among today's diners. Additionally, diners will receive their personalized "Taste of...
TheFork Acquires Bookatable and Expands to the UK, Germany, Austria, Finland and Norway Markets PARIS, Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michelin Guide has joined forces with TripAdvisor and TheFork to offer diners a complementary way to find their ideal dining experience, as well as improved access to a wider choice of high-quality restaurants around the world. Michelin and TripAdvisor, with its subsidiary TheFork, have entered into a content and licensing partnership to combine the gastronomic selection expertise of the Michelin Guide with the power of TripAdvisor's...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Big labor changes are coming in the next decade. Restaurateurs will hire older employees to staff their businesses. The restaurant industry, facing a tight labor market and the prospect of employing 17 million people by 2030, is bracing for sea change. Over the next 10 years, restaurant companies will hire older employees as its younger talent pool shrinks. The numbers don’t lie … According to the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Industry 2030: Actionable Insights for the Future, there will be...
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association How to stand out when tourists come looking for a taste of your town Modern travel is an immersive, sensory experience. Tourists want to discover new experiences, and those include new foods and new kinds of restaurants. Younger consumers, especially, want a culinary taste of place in order to get a sense of place. They want to eat like the locals. Tourism business counts now for restaurants and may count even more in the future because travelers tend to be dine-in customers. Industry experts surveyed for the...
An in depth forecast of trends shaping the culinary and cultural landscape LOUISVILLE, KY, Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI) reveals data gathered from its international membership of over 2,400. It forecasts the most innovative trends in the culinary and cultural landscape for the next year. The report focuses on international, restaurant, catering, retail food, health and lifestyle, children, environmental policy and beverage trends looking at what's emerging, slowing down and just around the corner in the culinary and hospitality...
Kicking Off on Giving Tuesday, the Campaign Will Allow OpenTable Diners to Donate Points for the Third Consecutive Year SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In advance of the holiday season, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), has once again partnered with No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America. With this year's partnership, OpenTable and No Kid Hungry will continue adding to the nearly 4 million total meals donated since first partnering together in 2017....
Dupont Circle Restaurant Will Offer $65 Seven-Course Seafood Menu from Executive Chef Ethan McKee on December 24 WASHINGTON, DC – Buon Natale! On Christmas Eve, Urbana will bring Italian holiday cheer to Dupont Circle with a special Feast of the Seven Fishes menu from Executive Chef Ethan McKee. The seven-course seafood menu will be available as a prix-fixe tasting menu for $65. Guests also have the option to select items a la carte or enjoy the modern Italian dishes on Urbana’s winter menu. Chef Ethan makes all pasta and pizza dough in-house and offers gluten-free options...
Diners Continue to Crave A Healthier Lifestyle with 'Keto' and 'Plant Based' Reviews Skyrocketing OpenTable Closes Out the Year, Celebrating a Milestone of More Than 10 Billion Diners Seated through its Software To Date SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Before closing the menu on 2019, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), today released a retrospective look back at this year's most popular dining trends. From trending reviews to dining behavior across the country,...
Explore the Best Restaurants and Bars Around the World LONDON, Nov. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- 50 Best, the brand behind The World's 50 Best Restaurants and The World's 50 Best Bars annual ranking and awards, announces the launch of 50 Best Discovery. For 17 years, 50 Best has been compiling authoritative rankings based on the votes of its extensive international network of experts. Until today, 50 Best only revealed the restaurants and bars which received sufficient votes for them to be ranked. 50 Best Discovery now provides a deeper, richer library for people...

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