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Support Local With Virginia Is For Restaurant Lovers Takeout Week! March 30 - April 5

March 27, 2020
With the closure of restaurant dining rooms, many Virginia restaurants have switched to takeout and delivery, allowing you to enjoy some of Virginia’s finest fare while also following Governor Northam’s mandates for the COVID-19 state of emergency . If you are able to participate, you can support Virginia’s restaurants by ordering takeout, delivery, or curbside pickup from your favorite local dining establishments during Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers Takeout Week , happening March 30th-April 5th. Afterwards, share your takeout stories with us on social media with #...Read more

Latest DMV Restaurants Temporarily Closed

March 25, 2020
DC-Area Restaurants & Bars Temporarily Suspending Business Operations Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Anchovy Social All Souls Amuse (Hotel Le Meridien Arlington) Anafre A Rake’s Progress Bad Saint Bar Deco Barley Mac Belga Cafe Ben’s Chili Bowl (Rosslyn | H Street | Nats Stadium | FedEx Field | Ben’s Next Door | Ben’s Upstairs) The Betsy Beuchert’s Saloon (takeout/delivery TBD) Bindaas (Cleveland Park & Foggy Bottom) The Bistro The Bombay Club Boqueria (Penn Quarter & Dupont) BOURBON STEAK Brasserie Beck Brew’d The Brixton Brookland’s...Read more

DMV Takeout & Delivery Guide

April 23, 2020
Today, we're excited to announce a new marketing initiative designed to help diners more easily support DMV restaurants working tirelessly to keep kitchens #openfordelivery and takeout. With local public health safety restrictions expected to last through mid-May, we've partnered with Justin Schuble – Founder + Creative Director of the Metropolitan Washington region's most-followed foodie account @dcfoodporn – to enhance the DMV Takeout & Delivery Guide user experience! As Co-Founder of top-rated (and #MadeInDC) app TidBit Social , Justin has made it possible for...Read more

Mayor Bowser Announces DC Businesses Can Now Apply for SBA Disaster Assistance Loans

March 17, 2020
DC Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) Can Now Apply for Federal Relief Funds (WASHINGTON, DC) – Tuesday, March 17, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the US Small Business Administration (SBA) has accepted the District of Columbia’s declaration for assistance in the form of economic injury disaster loans following the advent of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and DC businesses can start applying now. While the SBA directly administers this loan program, the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD), led by Director Kristi Whitfield, will liaise with...

Inspiring Operators Remind Us Why We Love the Restaurant Business

March 9, 2020
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association The stories behind this year’s Ambassador of Hospitality, Restaurant Neighbor and Faces of Diversity award winners are worth hearing and sharing. An Iranian immigrant who ended up a successful Taco Bell franchisee, a Mexican chef-restaurateur who this year received his first James Beard Award nomination, and an eight-unit deli chain committed to reducing food waste were among the honorees at the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation ’s 2020 Restaurant Industry Awards in Washington, DC. The Restaurant Neighbor...

Make Your Business Buzz-Worthy with Location-Based Marketing

March 6, 2020
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Location-based marketing is now about audiences instead of individuals Location-based marketing is no novelty, but it is growing and evolving. Asif Khan, founder and director of the Location Based Marketing Association , says 88% of retail and restaurant companies worldwide used local marketing in 2019, up 8% from 2018. Annual spending on technology — platforms, solutions and hardware — is expected to reach $57.4 billion globally by 2021, with geotargeted advertising expenditures rising to $39.4 billion. “That’s...

10 Ways to Generate Gold on St. Paddy’s Day

March 2, 2020
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Nearly 33 million people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day every year. Here are some tips on how you can increase sales on the holiday. Each year, nearly 33 million people raise a glass in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. This year the holiday honoring Ireland’s famous patron saint falls on a Tuesday. Yes, March 17 is in the middle of the week, which is great news for restaurateurs and bar operators. According to personal finance website WalletHub , 55% of Americans celebrated the holiday last year. Here’s what else it...

DC Jazz Festival Set To Take Over The Wharf This Summer

March 6, 2020
The DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) , hosts of the only city-wide jazz celebration in the mid-Atlantic region, proudly announces an extraordinary set of artists for its' DC JazzFest presented by Events DC finale weekend. DC JazzFest at The Wharf performances run Saturday, June 20 thru Sunday, June 21 and include four featured stages, three free stages, and one ticketed indoor stage, all on the beautiful riverfront grounds of The Wharf, DC's hottest new dining & entertainment hub. Remarkable performances include poll-winning saxophonist Kenny Garrett Quintet; the extraordinary Eubanks-...Read more

Daikaya, the Izakaya 2F, to Celebrate Okinawa with Month-Long Culinary Series Throughout March 2020

March 2, 2020
Events + Experiences to Showcase An Exploration of Awamori, Okinawan-inspired Dishes from Chef Katsuya Fukushima + More! (WASHINGTON, DC) - Beginning tomorrow – Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 - the celebrated team behind Daikaya, the Izakaya 2F (705 6th Street Northwest 2F, Washington, DC 20001;; (202) 589-1600; @Daikaya2F) – has announced that they will be partnering with Okinawa’s Prefectural Government to host a month-long culinary celebration honoring Okinawa. This month-long culinary series expands upon Daikaya Group’s (Daikaya, Haikan, Bantam King,...Read more

Grubhub Launches Industry Leading Membership Program with Unrivaled Rewards & Exclusive Benefits

February 26, 2020
- Grubhub+ offers unlimited free delivery, 10% Cashback, Elite Care and donation matching - Company doubles down on diner rewards after doubling restaurant network CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2020 / PRNewswire / -- Grubhub , the nation's leading pickup and delivery marketplace with the largest restaurant network, today launched Grubhub+ , a new membership program loaded with rewards ( Seamless+ also available). Grubhub+ goes above and beyond other subscription programs with member benefits like 10% Cashback and donation matching to high impact organizations like No Kid Hungry. Grubhub+ membership...Read more