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Member On the Menu: Dave Delaplaine, RAMMYS 2019 Manager of the Year Finalist

April 15, 2019
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) presents Dave Delaplaine, General Manager and Beer Director of Roofers Union. He is nominated for the Manager of the Year award for the 2019 RAMMY Awards Gala on June 30. The Manager of the Year award goes to a non-owner manager or general manager in the food service industry who displays the highest level of professionalism and leadership. This person must be an inspiration and mentor to all his/her co-workers displaying outstanding service, an excellent work ethic and a positive image.​ Name // Title // Bio Dave Delaplaine, General...

Nominate Your Restaurant for Great Restaurants to Work for 2020

April 4, 2019
Whether it’s a focus on employee health and well-being, advancing gender equity in the workplace, building community relationships or mentoring new talent: These restaurants aren’t just great—they’re also good. This exciting new list from the editors of Food & Wine will recognize the best restaurants to work for in the food and hospitality industry. If you work in a great restaurant or bar please nominate your company now for the 2020 Food & Wine Great Restaurants to Work For list. Click here to nominate your restaurant!...

DC Restaurants Help Kick Off 2019 Washington Auto Show

April 5, 2019 to April 14, 2019
RAMW member restaurants welcome fans with Auto Show specials and promotions Washington, DC (April 5, 2019) – Events DC and Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members are excited to welcome the 2019 Washington Auto Show from April 5 – 14, 2019. The annual show marks a new era for Washington, DC‘s largest public show. The 2019 Washington Auto Show will stock the Walter E. Washington Convention Center with a fully stocked automotive showcase that many describe as “new-car heaven.” For a complete list of events, please visit www...

RAMW Announces Virginia Ali, Owner of Ben’s Chili Bowl, the 2019 Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award Recipient

April 1, 2019
Acclaimed Restaurateur to be honored at the RAMMYS Capital Achievement Reception Washington, DC (April 1, 2019) — Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) today announced restaurateur Virginia Ali will be honored with the 2019 Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award at a reception on Monday, April 29 at 5pm. This is one of the twenty-one awards presented during the RAMMY Awards season and is named in honor of legendary Washington restaurateur Duke Zeibert. The honoree is selected by RAMW’s Executive Committee and recognizes an individual whose hard work and outstanding...Read more

Restaurants Across the Country Celebrated for Diversity and Inclusion, Community Service and Leadership

March 28, 2019
Today, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) Announced Its National Winners for the 2019 Restaurant Industry Awards, Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion, Community Service and Leadership in the Restaurant Industry WASHINGTON, DC – March 28 th , 2019 – Today, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced its national winners for the 2019 Restaurant Industry Awards , celebrating diversity and inclusion, community service and leadership in the restaurant industry. The NRAEF honored the winners during a special VIP dinner in...Read more

Announcing: RAMMYS & BYT Brunch Passport Challenge 2019

March 15, 2019
Brightest Young Things // BYT at Large We like brunch. You like brunch. Everyone likes brunch. So why not put your brunching to good use and win RAMMYS tickets in the process? We’re teaming up with our friends at RAMW to host a brunch passport challenge and it’s far easier than any Instagram competition you’ve ever entered. Basically, all you have to do is keep eating brunch (let’s face it, you were going to do that anyway) and you could win a pair of this year’s RAMMY tickets (happening June 30th). Perfect. Here are the deetz: The RAMMYS honors the exceptional...Read more

Monthly Traditional Georgian Feasts at Supra

March 13, 2019
Supra continues their popular monthly ticketed dinners that allows guests to experience a traditional Georgian supra (feast in Georgian) with upcoming dates on March 21 st , April 18 th and May 23 rd . Hosted by co-owners Jonathan and Laura Nelms, along with a tamada i.e., “toastmaster,” from Georgian Wine House , the evening starts at 8pm and will include a bountiful “supra” experience with a family style feast of traditional Georgian dishes prepared by chefs Malkhaz Maisashvili and Lonnie Zoeller including Georgian spreads and appetizers, family style platters,...Read more

April Georgian Wine Wednesdays at Supra

March 19, 2019
Supra will continue their Georgian Wine Wednesday series for the month of April. The theme is April Fool’s Day, and they will feature three of their most unexpected wines: Archil Guniava Tsolikouri-Tsitska-Krakhuna, 2015 – From Georgia’s less-developed western wine country, Archil makes light and drinkable whites and (barely) ambers. Archil’s wines are hand-bottled, hand-labelled, and handmade, the simple label belying a family tradition going back generations and hiding a not-so-simple wine. Pheasant’s Tears Mtsvane Pét-Nat (unfiltered), 2015 –...Read more

Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) District Sustainability Awards 2019

March 4, 2019
The annual Sustainability Awards recognize outstanding businesses and organizations for their environmental stewardship, innovative best practices, pollution prevention, and resource conservation. If you are considering applying for an award, we recommend that you track the energy consumption, water usage, recycling, and "green projects" for your facility. If you live or work in the District of Columbia, you may nominate your favorite environmental champion, green business, or non-profit partner for a District Sustainability Award. You may choose to nominate an individual, business...Read more

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Announces 2019 RAMMY Awards Finalists

March 11, 2019
Winners in 20 regional award categories to be announced June 30 Washington, DC (March 11, 2019) — Top industry professionals gathered tonight at The Hamilton Live at The Hamilton as Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced finalists for the 2019 RAMMY Awards, the winners of which will be announced at a black-tie gala on Sunday, June 30. Any RAMW member who met all category requirements was eligible for nomination. The selection process for the finalists, and ultimately the winners, involves two esteemed groups, the voting public and an anonymous panel of volunteer...Read more