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The RAMMYS Return Sunday, July 9, 2023. Nominations Now Open!

February 8, 2023
Nominations now open for the capital region’s premier foodservice industry awards Washington, DC (January 30, 2023) — Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced today that the 41st Annual RAMMY Awards will return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in partnership with Events DC, on Sunday, July 9, 2023. The awards return to honor excellence in long standing categories that range from individual professional honors to accolades celebrating culinary concepts and service. Over the past few years, categories and eligibility criteria have been altered to...Read more

It's Not Too Soon to Start Planning for Spring in DC! Join the 2023 Cherry Picks Promotion.

December 9, 2022
The National Cherry Blossom Festival , in conjunction with RAMW, is proud to showcase the Washington, DC area’s vibrant restaurant scene during the 2023 Festival, from March 20 – April 16. Restaurants that 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. New this year, the Festival is partnering with the Goosechase App for the inaugural Cherry Hunt, a gamified engagement experience for Festival attendees...

DC Cocktail Week 2022 Registration Now Open!

October 17, 2022
DC Cocktail Week 2022 Registration Now Open! DC Cocktail Week , returning Monday, November 28 through Sunday, December 4, 2022, celebrates cocktail culture across the Metropolitan region featuring tasty cocktails paired with delicious bites for one price. We invite you to be part of this spirited promotion highlighting your cocktail program, and you can opt-in to spotlight your restaurant through a unique experience or custom event to engage diners and fuel their cocktail and mocktail interests through your exclusive cocktail culture experience. All participating locations are included in our...

Maple Leaf Farms at The 2022 RAMMYS

August 18, 2022
Maple Leaf Farms was a proud sponsor of the 2022 RAMMY Awards Gala, which honors the accomplishments of the restaurant industry in the greater Washington, DC region. Presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), the awards gala is the organization's largest annual fundraiser. "We were thrilled to sponsor this year's RAMMYS," said Territory Sales Representative Alli Zito. "Maple Leaf Farms supplied duck legs for the Cajun station, duck breast for salads at the steakhouse station, duck wings for the street food station, and duck bacon wontons and...

Spring Wine Fling Showcases Vibrant Wine Programs this Month

March 16, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Avery Meetre, LRA PR 202-369-4954 RAMW’s springtime promotion returns March 28 through April 3 WHAT: Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington is excited to announce the return of its annual Spring Wine Fling this month. Area restaurants will showcase the diversity and creativity of their wine programs to uncork the spring season. Look for special promotions from restaurants highlighting their spring wines with flights and by-the-glass offers including: Blend 111 (VA) Charlie Palmer Steak (DC) City Winery (DC) District Winery (DC...Read more

Showcase Your Wine Program during Spring Wine Fling

March 4, 2022
Showcase your restaurant during the upcoming Spring Wine Fling promotion, running from March 28 - April 3. SWF will showcase the diversity and creativity of your wine programs through offers of flights, wine-by-the-glass, pairing with delicious dishes or other creative wine-centric options that you want to highlight as we celebrate the changing of the seasons. To participate in the promotion , your restaurant will opt-in to offer specially priced wine by the glass or a wine flight. The price point for either option is determined by you. Your Spring Wine Fling offer will be marketed through...

National Landing BID and RAMW Announce Second Annual “Love Local” $100K COVID-19 Recovery and Relief Program

February 10, 2022
Funds Will Support Open and Eligible Restaurants and Small Businesses in Pentagon City, Crystal City and Potomac Yar d ARLINGTON, VA - February 10, 2022 - National Landing Business Improvement District (BID) , in coordination with Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) , today announced the return of Love Local , a grant program created in 2021 to provide funding and promotional support for National Landing restaurants and small businesses. The current round of funding of up to $100,000 for this initiative is intended to help small businesses cover pay for workers’ wages...Read more

Welcome Week for Military September 25-October 3, 2021

August 20, 2021
RAMW is supporting Blue Star Welcome Week by Blue Star Families , a national non-profit organization assisting military families around the globe, is engaging in an opportunity for communities across the country to welcome our military families who transition every year during this week to new posts and communities. They wish to remind all Americans what we owe to our military families, their service members, and veterans. It is an opportunity for military families and transitioning families to make meaningful connections to their communities and what better way to start, but at their...

RAMW Announces 2021 RAMMY Awards Finalists

July 26, 2021
Washington, DC (July 26, 2021)— Industry professionals and their fans gathered this afternoon as Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced finalists for the 2021 RAMMY Awards , the winners of which will be announced on Sunday, September 19, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Special for this year only, many stakeholders came together to identify categories that speak to 2020 and the myriad of challenges, unforeseen hurdles, and opportunities that arose to let creativity shine. Recognizing that it would not be fair to assess the industry on performance...Read more

The RAMMY Awards Return in Person on September 19, 2021

May 20, 2021
Foodservice industry to celebrate community’s incredible resilience and innovation. Washington, DC (May 20, 2021) — Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced today that the 39th Annual RAMMY Awards will return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center as an in-person event on Sunday, September 19, 2021. New this year, the awards will pivot once again to honor the industry for the extraordinary ways in which its operators, distributors and suppliers, and industry partners were innovative, rethinking operations and navigating recent challenges in creative...Read more