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Where To Dine On Valentine’s Day 2024 Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day. There is still time to make plans. Here are our picks for romantic celebrations, and Galentine’s celebrations in Metropolitan Washington.   Brasserie Beck Enjoy a 4 course prix fixe dinner for $85 per person (excluding a Valentine's Day special drink) or $95 (including one Valentine's Day special drink). Offered February 9th - February 17th. Make Reservations HERE   Immigrant Food Immigrant Food is celebrating Valentine's (and Galentine's) with some...
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RAMW First Date Restaurant Recommendations Going on a first date is very exciting.  There’s so much to think about, so much to plan.  What should you wear?  What topics should you discuss?  Where should you go?   We are here to help you decide one of those questions…where to go.  Bookmark this page and refer to it whenever you decide to go on a first date.  These restaurants will surely impress you and more importantly, your date. Breakfast/ Brunch Founding Farmers  Unconventional Diner Eat Brgz - West End  Fiola Mare...
Celebrate Mardi Gras in DMV in 2024 Here are our picks for a festive Mardi Gras in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Tiki on 18th and The Game Sports Pub Enjoy a special Mardi Gras Menú from February 2 - 13, 2024 featuring Jambalaya Pasta, Fried Oysters and Shrimp, Fried Oyster Po Boy, Fried Chicken, Red Beans, and Rice, Bourbon-Glazed Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding. Karaoke will kick off the menu on February 6, 2024 and ending with karaoke on February 13, 2024. La Côte’ D’Or Cafe  Diners can experience a $45.00 3-Course Dinner Menu. Due South Let the...
RAMW Members celebrate Lunar New Year in style.  Here are our picks for Lunar New Year.   China Chilcano’s Lunar New Year Celebration Usher in the Year of the Dragon with China Chilcano’s Lunar New Year Celebration! From February 8th - 11th, enjoy limited-time dishes from Head Chef Daniel Lugo and expertly crafted cocktails from the bar. And on Saturday, February 10th, enjoy a traditional Lion Dance led by the artists at Tai Yim Kung Fu beginning at 6pm! A symbol of abundance and unity, whole fish are key to any Lunar New Year celebration. Our steamed whole striped...
  Dear RAMW Community, We are thrilled to announce a significant milestone in our journey towards better support and protection for the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington and its members. It is with great pleasure that we introduce our new insurance partner, Preferred Insurance Services, Inc. At RAMW, we are committed to advancing our mission and serving our community with the utmost dedication. In our continuous effort to enhance the well-being of our members, volunteers, and stakeholders, we have carefully chosen Preferred Insurance Services, Inc. as our...
  Contact: Anthony Hesselius, LRA PR anthonyh@lindarothpr.com  202-277-3642   Metropolitan Washington Winter Restaurant Week Extended 140+ Participating Restaurants Will Offer Promotion 1/22 - 1/28 WHAT:    Winter Restaurant Week, presented by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), will officially extend from Monday, January 22 through Sunday, January 28, doubling the biannual celebration of the region’s restaurant industry. Over 140 specially priced menus have already been confirmed throughout DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia at...
Contact: Avery Meetre, LRA PR avery@lindarothpr.com 202-369-4954   The 42nd Annual RAMMY Awards Return Sunday, July 21, 2024 Nominations now open for the capital region’s premier foodservice industry awards Washington, DC (January 8, 2024)—Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced today that the 42nd Annual RAMMY Awards will return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in partnership with Events DC, on Sunday, July 21, 2024. The awards return to honor excellence in long standing categories that range from individual professional honors to...
FINAL REGISTRATION: FEBRUARY 16, 2024 REGISTER HERE!   The National Cherry Blossom Festival, in conjunction with Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, is proud to showcase the Washington, DC area’s vibrant restaurant scene during the 2024 Festival, from March 20 – April 14. Restaurants who enroll in the program offer custom spring-themed menu items that are featured on Festival channels, encouraging Washington, DC area residents and visitors to experience flavors of this iconic DC season with friends and family. To provide the most value to...
  Contact: Avery Meetre, LRA PR avery@lindarothpr.com 202-369-4954   RAMW Highlights Metropolitan Washington Winter Restaurant Week Offerings Restaurant Week website now live to view participating restaurants + make reservations   Washington, DC (January 3, 2024)—Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced today the roster of restaurants participating in Winter Restaurant Week from Monday, January 15, through Sunday, January 21. The area’s signature dining promotion gives diners and restaurants something to commemorate this month with...
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Party Planning Made Easy! TheListAreYouOnIt.com & RAMW have partnered up to create a list of EVERY private dining space in the DC Metro Area. This is just the beginning - as we learn of new options, we will add them here. So, whether you want an intimate dining experience for 12 or a dinner party for 200, the accommodations you want to know about are here .. on our List of Private Dining options: 2941 Restaurant -  Private dining rooms can accommodate an intimate gathering of 2 to larger private events of up to 100. The main restaurant and outdoor terrace are also available for...
The Holiday season is upon us!  Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members are excited for the holiday season, and invite diners to book their next holiday party, special occasion dinner, corporate events, and so much more in expertly designed spaces that serve deliciously curated festive fare and cocktails to take the hassle out of planning. With so much to do with shopping and travel, leave the meal planning to us.  Here are our picks for Holiday dining options across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  Click or call to order and leave...
Contact: Avery Meetre, LRA PR avery@lindarothpr.com 202-369-4954     WHAT: DC Cocktail Week, presented by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), returns as a week-long celebration of the area’s cocktail culture. Enjoy Cocktail Week throughout the Metropolitan region with a variety of restaurants offering tasty cocktails paired with delicious bites, innovative events, and in-house happenings.   The seven-day cocktail celebration leads into Repeal Day, marking the 90th anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition in the United States on December 5, 1933...
Explore the role personal hygiene plays with food safety, and how a clean kitchen significantly helps protect the health of restaurant guests.  This week we look at the role personal hygiene plays in food safety and share proper practices to ensure your staff isn’t putting the health of your guests at risk by neglecting their cleanliness. Join us as we crack the code on proper personal hygiene in kitchens and help you protect your guests from foodborne illnesses by maintaining a clean and tidy staff. Read the full Week 2 blog post here.    
This week we are examining the effects of time and temperature on food, sharing safe temperatures to cook different types of food, and explaining how to build an effective food temperature policy that your staff can stick to. Understanding food safety temperatures is critical for protecting your guests from foodborne illnesses and earning their trust. All operators and food handlers are responsible for understanding the importance of the temperature danger zone, which foods are most likely to become unsafe, and how to properly check and record food times and temperatures. (Read the full Week...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2023 Contact: media@ramw.org 202-331-5990 Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Names Keiristin Wilbert Communications Manager   Washington, DC (August 22, 2023) - Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), the trade association representing restaurants and the foodservice industry in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, names Keiristin Wilbert as its new Communications Manager. Established in 1920, RAMW is an advocate, resource, and community for its members.  In this role, Wilbert is the primary media contact for...
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Avery Meetre, LRA PR avery@lindarothpr.com 202-369-4954   Restaurant Week website now live to view participating restaurants + make reservations   Washington, DC (July 13, 2023)—Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced today the roster of restaurants participating in Summer Restaurant Week from Monday, August 28, through Sunday, September 3. The area’s signature dining promotion invites everyone to close out summer and Labor Day Weekend with the return of one of the area’s most...
Contact Information Zena Polin Co-Owner, Beauty Champagne & Sugar Boutique  Zena@beautychampagneandsugar.com Cell: 202/210-1427   (June 2023– Crystal City, National Landing, VA) – Beauty Champagne & Sugar Boutique joins with Sommelier Andrew Stover for a five-course tasting menu paired with five wines on June 26, from 7pm to 9pm for $60 (includes gratuity, tax additional).    The theme of the dinner is Around the World, with stops in Austria, Spain, Italy, and even Maryland.    The first two courses visit Austria. The evening...
For Immediate Release   Contact: John Rorapaugh/Alyssa Bonk                                                  E-mail: johnr@leadingdc.com  Tel: (202) 309-1926 E-mail: alyssa@leadingdc.com   Tel: (571) 232-6804     FoodJobsDC.com Official Launch Created for the Industry by the Industry   Restaurant...
Calculating your restaurant labor cost percentage is essential to running a successful restaurant. The labor cost percentage is the amount of money you spend on employee wages and benefits as it compares to your total sales. This number is significant because it tells you how much profit you’re making on each dollar that comes through your door. If your labor cost percentage is too high, it means that you’re losing money every time a customer buys food or drinks at your restaurant. This can lead to lower profits and eventually force you out of business if you don’t act fast...
Join the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington's (RAMW) energetic roundtable discussion and hands-on seminar to help you develop your on-air presence and prepare you for live and recorded television segments, social media streams, influencer videos, and more. This informative session will give you actionable tips, tricks, and techniques to make your on-air presence engaging, fun, and informative so that you showcase the best of yourself, your restaurant, and your brand.   Panelists: Eun Yang, Emmy Winner & Anchor of News4 Today, the #1 rated morning news in...
Care Excellence Mental health days for kids? It’s complicated. What do you think about mental health days for kids? Asha Patton-Smith, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist with Kaiser Permanente in Virginia, says it's complicated. Learn why in her recent interview with WJLA.     In The Community Working to expand gun violence prevention and education in the DMV Firearms are the leading cause of injury and death among children and young adults. David Grossman, VP of Social Health and Equity, explained on 7 News DC how our Center for Gun Violence...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            Contact: Avery Meetre, LRA PR avery@lindarothpr.com 202-369-4954   Spring Wine Fling Returns on the Spring Equinox at Locations Throughout the Metropolitan Region Experience the area’s vibrant wine programs from March 20 through March 31   Washington, DC (February 27, 2023)—Spring Wine Fling, presented by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), returns from Monday, March 20, through Sunday, March 31. Enjoy specialty two-course dinners with perfectly paired wines at restaurants...
Spring is in the air! As we look forward to the change in seasons and planning for spring activities, we invite you to be part of our 2023 Spring Wine Fling, the promotion that helps turn the winter blues into reds, whites, and rosés!     We've re-tooled the promotion to draw diners to your restaurants - kicking off on the Spring Equinox - for an awesome dining experience that is complimented by wine that you'd like to feature. This year's promotion is Two Glasses, Two Courses, One Price! Participating restaurants will offer a two-course dinner menu, at...
Care Excellence Prioritize a healthy workforce with access to virtual care Millions of users have now experienced and embraced what telehealth has to offer. Many won’t go back to traditional ways of getting care, including your employees. To meet the evolving preferences of your workforce, you should offer a health plan with connected virtual care options. Learn what to look for in a virtual care partner in this article.   Register for the March 15 webinar on virtual care The next edition of the Kaiser Permanente Health Views for Business webinar series, “...

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