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What Americans Really Ate in 2018

December 26, 2018
Forbes // Food & Drink // by Lana Bandoim From glitter bagels to broccoli coffee, 2018 brought many different trends. Although some ideas, like pickle-flavored foods, may last for a while, others will probably fade into obscurity as soon as you vacuum the last piece of glitter from those bagels. Take a look at what Americans really ate in 2018 and which trends are likely to return in 2019. Home-Cooked Meals Meat with onions and carrots in a frying pan. Credit: Getty Royalty Free GETTY According to the 2018 Plated's State of the Dinner Plate survey , seven out of 10 American households...

Craft, Local and Artisan Beverages Are Hot in 2019

December 12, 2018
National Restaurant Association // News & Research Beverages, especially craft, artisan and locally made varieties are going to make a splash in 2019, according to early results from our annual What’s Hot survey. See our news release . The survey, which gauges food, beverage and concept trends around the country, looked at responses from approximately 650 professional chefs – all members of the American Culinary Federation, for insights into what’s hot and what’s not. Here are some trends restaurateurs and bartenders will tap into in the coming year: Craft house,...

New Proteins, Ethnic Breakfasts Are What's Hot in 2019, Association Research Shows

December 18, 2018
National Restaurant Association // December 18, 2018 Washington, DC -- Alternative sources of protein, locally sourced meats and seafood, more veggie-carb substitutes, and globally inspired breakfast options are a small sampling of the smorgasbord of food trends the restaurant industry will be serving next year. According to our new research, expect to see more plant-based sausages and burgers, new cuts of meat, including oyster steak, Merlot cut and Vegas Strip Steak, plus ethnic-flavored breakfast items, like shakshouka, the egg-and-tomato-sauce dish, in 2019. The findings are a part of the...

The RAMMYS Return to Celebrate Restaurants on June 30, 2019

December 18, 2018
NOMINATIONS OPEN TOMORROW FOR THE 2019 RAMMY AWARDS Washington, DC (December 18, 2018)— The 37 th Annual RAMMY Awards will return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sunday, June 30, 2019 . Nominations for 20 categories will be accepted online from December 19, 2018 through January 31, 2019, including four categories for which the general public will select a winner. New in 2019, the awards program has amended its awards policies and procedures which guide judging criteria in each category, kicking off a full six months of programs and promotions celebrating the region...Read more

Cheers to the New Year - 2018 Dining Specials

December 12, 2018
Ring in the New Year in style with a little help from some of DC's best restaurants hosting a variety of festive themed parties, as well as offering decadent prefixed menus & catering or take out options to take the stress of of planning! Read on for exclusive specials... Washington, DC (December 13, 2018) – Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members are excited for the holiday season and invite diners to ring in the New Year by attending festive themed parties, dining on prefixed menus & choosing from catering or take out options available...

Educated Eats Culinary Visionary Awards Dinner Recap by RAMW President & CEO, Kathy Hollinger

November 20, 2018
Foodservice Monthly // December/January 2018-2019 Issue) It was a beautiful evening on November 14 at DC’s RPM Italian Restaurant as Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s education foundation, Educated Eats, honored three incredible women for their dedication and leadership in the areas of workforce development, community support, and job training across the region. The 2018 Educated Eats Culinary Visionary Award honorees are: Donna Cooper, President of Pepco, an Exelon Company; Chef Ris Lacoste of RIS Restaurant; Iris Wilson, Career and Technical Education Specialist...

Help Support the FRESH Food Drive!

November 8, 2018
Help get fresh, local, nutritious food onto the tables of your neighbors in need this Thanksgiving by donating to FRESHFARM’s annual FRESH Food Drive ! The FRESH Food Drive is an important part of the nonprofit’s work with their gleaning partners : emergency food assistance organizations in FRESHFARM’s farmers market neighborhoods who collect leftover produce from markets each week to feed to those in need. Through the FRESH Food Drive, FRESHFARM uses donations from shoppers and community members to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, and turkeys from local farmers for our...

Volunteer for Safeway's Annual Feast of Sharing

November 9, 2018
Celebrate the season of giving by volunteering at Safeway's Feast of Sharing to help those who are in need! This FREE Thanksgiving Meal is served by dedicated volunteers like you to nearly 5,000 members in our community. We need help in the days leading up to the event as well as on the day of the event. Requirements: All advance food prep volunteers must be 18 or older. All volunteers at Safeway Feast of Sharing event on Wednesday must be age 12 or older. Each volunteer MUST register individually for each shift they which to participate in. If a group should wish to join us, each...

Gobble ‘Til You Wobble: DC Restaurants Offer Diners Thanksgiving Specials

November 8, 2018
RAMW member s invite diners to skip the stress of cooking & feast at some of DC’s best restaurants or enjoy fully catered spreads in the comfort of your own home this Thanksgiving Washington, DC (November 8, 2018) – Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members are excited for the holiday season and invite diners to take the stress out of Thanksgiving with festive prefixed menus and catering or take out options available from some of DC’s best restaurants. Read on for a complete list of participating restaurants offering turkey day specials...

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Sponsors DMV's First-of-its-Kind Black Restaurant Week

November 5, 2018
Local nonprofit sponsors as curator partner, will participate in Education Conference and other key events Washington, DC, Nov. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is proud to announce its participation in the DMV’S first-of-its-kind Black Restaurant Week. The weeklong celebration began Sunday, November 4th and continues through Sunday, November 11th. The event will bring black restaurant owners, managers, chefs, caterers, thought leaders and financiers into one room to discuss options for entrepreneurial ventures and...