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Interview with Heidi Minora, RAMMYS 2018 Manager of the Year Finalist

April 16, 2018
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) presents Heidi Minora, manager of Commissary. She is nominated for the Manager of the Year award for the 2018 RAMMY Awards Gala on June 10. 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 Heidi Minora , General Manager, Commissary &...

RAMMYS 2018 NEW RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR FINALISTS RECIPES

April 16, 2018
SPRINGTIME RECIPES FROM 2018 RAMMYS NEW Restaurant of the year finalists Bee's Knees Signature Spring Cocktail Recipe by Chef Ryan Ratino, Bresca ​Ingredients: 2 oz Bees Wax Gin 1 oz Truffle Honey Syrup 1 oz Lemon Juice Baby's Breath (garnish) Directions: Shake all ingredients with plenty of ice Strain into desired glass Garnish with baby's breath and straw Enjoy! Quick Pickled Yellow Daikon Recipe by Chefs Scott Drewno & Danny Lee, CHIKO ​ CHIKO’S QUICK PICKLED YELLOW DAIKON IS THEIR TAKE ON DANMUJI, A TRADITIONAL KOREAN SNACK OR SIDE DISH Ingredients: 1 Pound Yellow...

How Retailers Are Using Food and Beverage to Enhance the Shopping Experience

April 2, 2018
SmartBrief / Emily Crowe / April 2, 2018 When it comes to unique customer experiences, more retailers are turning to food and beverage to add a little something extra to their operation. Whether it’s a sit-down restaurant or a quick-service counter, retailers and grocers are finding success with these partnerships, cross promotions and collaborations. Likewise, restaurants are finding willing partners in retailers with distinctive offerings, as well as launching their own retail divisions The trend is driven, in part, by today’s ever-changing retail landscape and the need for...

ANNOUNCING: RAMMYS & BYT BRUNCH PASSPORT CHALLENGE 2018

March 16, 2018
ANNOUNCING: RAMMYS & BYT BRUNCH PASSPORT CHALLENGE 2018 SVETLANA LEGETIC - MARCH 16, 2018 Attention D.C. Brunch lovers! The RAMMY Awards finalists were announced this week! Right before the James Beard nominations (which also featured some major D.C. area love), but more fun because you actually get to eat at ALL of these places. Congratulations to everyone included! Can’t wait to dance and eat and drink at the awards night with you June 10 . This season we are again teaming up with RAMW to celebrate the finalists in ours/yours/DC’s favorite meal category – BRUNCH...

International Rugby to Make History in Washington in June

March 16, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — South Africa and Wales are set to face off in a historic rugby match at RFK Stadium this spring, highlighting the growth and popularity of the sport in the nation’s capital. The one-off match is scheduled for June 2 and is part of a trio of test matches South Africa and Wales will play during the month across North and South America. According to World Rugby’s most recent rankings, South Africa is the fifth-ranked team in the world, while Wales is seventh. This will be the first time RFK Stadium has ever hosted a rugby match between two international...Read more

The 40th Annual RAMMY Awards Return on July 24, 2022

January 27, 2022
Nominations now open for region’s largest foodservice industry awards in milestone year Washington, DC (January 27, 2022) — Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced today that the 40th Annual RAMMY Awards will return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center as an in-person event on Sunday, July 24, 2022. The awards return to honor excellence in long standing categories that range from individual professional honors to accolades celebrating culinary concepts and service. ​​Over this milestone year for the association, restaurants have faced relentless...Read more

DC Cocktail Week Returns to Area Restaurants with Tantalizing Cocktail and Bite Pairings

November 22, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Avery Meetre, LRA PR avery@lindarothpr.com 202-369-4954 DC Cocktail Week Returns to Area Restaurants with Tantalizing Cocktail and Bite Pairings November 29 - December 5, 2021 Enjoy 10 DC Cocktail Week events including cocktail-making classes, dinners, and a date night package. Washington, DC (November 22, 2021) - Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington is thrilled to announce the return of DC Cocktail Week from Monday, November 29, to Sunday, December 5, 2021 , which also marks the 88th anniversary of Repeal Day . Cocktail Week celebrates our local...Read more

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Announces 2021 RAMMY Awards Winners

September 20, 2021
Irrepressibly strong foodservice industry celebrates resilience, honors its own Washington, DC (September 19, 2021) —Fully vaccinated restaurant industry professionals and their fans gathered tonight at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the 39th Annual RAMMY Awards as Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced winners and awarded a range of special distinctions following a year unlike any other. Special for this year only, RAMW, the esteemed panel of RAMMYS judges, and the 2021 RAMMYS Chairs Committee came together to identify categories that spoke to...Read more

RAMW Highlights Metropolitan Washington Summer Restaurant Week Offerings

July 20, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Avery Meetre, LRA PR avery@lindarothpr.com 202-369-4954 RAMW Highlights Metropolitan Washington Summer Restaurant Week Offerings Signature promotion offers something for everyone and exciting new restaurants this August Washington, DC (July 20, 2021)—Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced today the roster of restaurants participating in Summer Restaurant Week from Monday, August 9, to Sunday, August 15. The signature summer dining event returns to a one-week promotion with Restaurant Week diners able to enjoy three-course menus...Read more

Changing Strategies for Changing Times Education Series

April 28, 2021
RAMW has joined with FoodPro and CORE Restaurant Marketing to share with you a new restaurant education initiative, “Changing Strategies for Changing Times.” This educational series will be available free for all RAMW members and will cover important topics that will help you increase your sales and lower your food costs. Beginning in May, “Changing Strategies for Changing Times” will be available on the RAMW website and will be shared with members. The series will include monthly installments of videos, best practices from industry experts, and surveys on topics of...

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