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Winter Restaurant Week Registration Now Open!

December 16, 2020 to January 10, 2021
Registration is now open for Winter Restaurant Week, which will take place over 14-days, January 18-31, 2021. Register on RAMW.org through your member profile. You must register to participate, and we’ve kept the cost at just a $10 admin fee per restaurant. The dates were chosen purposefully for the opportunity to welcome guests to our region with the expected influx of visitors coming to the area during Inauguration and kicks off on the holiday of Martin Luther King Day, which presents an opportunity to start the week strong through sharing your 3-day weekend brunch menus via promotion...

Winter Marketing Timeline

December 10, 2020 to January 10, 2021
To ensure we are reaching diners and restaurant supporters every week, we have created a Winter Marketing Timeline . This calendar of marketing promotions is active now encouraging diners to explore all our local restaurants have to offer for the holiday season, whether they are dining out, dining out at home, or looking for holiday meals and treats to order for family and friends. It continues through January, into February with Valentine’s Day, and through the month of March. As we talk to media outlets, share on social media, and promote all that you are doing, we can’t talk...

2021 Cherry Picks Restaurant Program Registration

December 8, 2020 to February 19, 2021
PARTICIPATION DETAILS DEADLINE: Friday, February 19, 2021 SIGN UP HERE! CHERRY PICKS PROGRAM: The National Cherry Blossom Festival, in conjunction with RAMW, is proud to showcase the District’s vibrant and diverse restaurant scene to attendees of the Festival to be held March 20 - April 11, 2021. Restaurants are encouraged to enroll in the program to highlight an item for their menu. Please note: the use of cherries as an ingredient is not necessary to participate in this promotion . Cherry Pick: You may highlight a new springtime menu item or a tried and true cocktail, dish or dessert...

RAMW's 2020 DC Thanksgiving To-Go Guide

November 23, 2020
This Guide is a compilation of Thanksgiving menus and offerings that DC restaurants proactively shared with RAMW. All offerings listed in our guide are available to-go in some in some capacity, whether that be preordered catering, takeout, delivery, or scheduled pickup. This list does not capture all restaurant offerings in DC, but it features 50+ restaurants who shared their offerings directly with us for our platforms. In addition to browsing through the options below, we encourage consumers to check in with their local restaurants to see what they are offering. Additionally, there are...

RAMW's 2020 Thanksgiving Guide

November 17, 2020
This Guide is a compilation of Thanksgiving menus and offerings that DC-area restaurants proactively shared with RAMW. All offerings listed in our guide are available to-go in some in some capacity, whether that be preordered catering, takeout, delivery, or scheduled pickup. This list does not capture all restaurant offerings in DC, but it features 50+ restaurants who shared their offerings directly with us for our platforms. In addition to browsing through the options below, we encourage consumers to check in with their local restaurants to see what they are offering. Additionally, there are...

DC Cocktail Week is Back at 75+ Area Restaurants and with Seven Marquee Virtual Events

November 11, 2020
Cocktail Enthusiasts, Local and International Experts, Acclaimed Chefs, and Entertainers Host Virtual Happy Hours and Cocktail How-Tos Washington, DC (November 10, 2020)— Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) kicks off its celebration of cocktail culture and restaurants as DC Cocktail Week returns – with a twist – November 16-22, 2020, at more than 75 restaurants across the Metropolitan Washington region. Diners can enjoy thoughtfully and deliciously paired cocktails and small plates from restaurants next week as chefs and mixologists collaborate to present...Read more

Get To Know the #RAMMYS20 Manager of the Year + Employee of the Year Finalists

September 20, 2020
Get to know the 2020 RAMMY Manager and Employee of the Year Finalists! Member on the Menu: Jamal Flowers, ROCKLANDS Barbeque and Grilling Co. – Alexandria Jamal Flowers is the Service Manager at ROCKLANDS – Alexandria. A DMV native, he’s lived in the area most of his life and has been with the restaurant for about ten years. What's the most rewarding part about being the manager of a restaurant? I absolutely love working with our customers. Interacting with them, treating them well and becoming friends and sometimes family is the more rewarding part. I also train our...

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Announces 2020 RAMMY Award Winners

September 20, 2020
Irrepressibly Strong Industry and Winners in Regional Award Categories Celebrated Amidst Ongoing Challenges Washington, DC (September 20, 2020) — Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced winners of The RAMMY Awards tonight during a virtual program viewed live by a first-ever public audience. Broadcasted live from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the two-hour streaming experience celebrated the region’s resilient hospitality community and honored winners in 20 award categories with other special distinctions. For over thirty years, The RAMMY Awards...Read more

2020 K-FOOD Week Video Contest

September 1, 2020
In recognition of the increasingly popularity of Korean food on the American culinary landscape, the 2020 K-Food Week Video Contest will feature K-Food stories shared online by K-Food enthusiasts. The contestants’ videos will describe their K-Food experience, i.e.: What’s your favorite K-Food? Why? When did you first experience K-Food or visit a K-Food market or eatery? What do you love about K-Food? We want to see how YOU view K-Food and how K-Food has impacted your life. Video submission opens September 1-26 on the KFoodinUS.com website and by posting on social media with the...Read more

2020 K-Food Cook-Off with K-Seafood

September 1, 2020
The 2020 K-FOOD Cook-Off with K-Seafood will be held at the Hyatt Regency at Tysons Corner Center on Sunday, September 27th, 2020, 3-6pm. This event is sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, the Korean Food Promotion Institute, the Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, Ministry of Oceans and Fishery and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea. Event partners include the Hyatt Regency at Tysons Corner Center. The purpose of this contest is to highlight the increasing global popularity of Korean food and show how K-Food enthusiasts are using their...Read more

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