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James Beard Foundation Announces 2020 Restaurant & Chef Semifinalists

February 26, 2020
NEW YORK, NY (February 26, 2020) – The James Beard Foundation announced today its list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists in advance of the 30th annual James Beard Awards Presented by Capital One . The prestigious group of semifinalists represents a wide collection of culinary talent, from exceptional chefs and dining destinations across twelve regions to the Best New Restaurant, Outstanding Bar Program, Outstanding Baker, and a Rising Star Chef 30 years of age or under. The full list of 2020 semifinalists can be reviewed at the end of the press release or directly at the James...Read more

Now Accepting 2020 District Sustainability Award Applications

February 25, 2020
Are you an environmental leader? Does your business operate sustainably? Is your organization working to buile an equitable #SustainableDC? The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) wants to recognize your environmental + community efforts and is now accepting applications for the 2020 District Sustainability Awards ! CATEGORIES Individual | Business | Organization | Clean Energy DC To apply, visit: DEADLINE: Friday, March 13, 2020Read more

DC Restaurants Help Kick Off 2020 Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic

February 11, 2020
Select RAMW member s welcome participants and attendees with exclusive tournament specials Washington, DC (February 11, 2020) – Events DC and Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members are excited to welcome 2020 Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic attendees to dine out at some of the DMV’s best restaurants from February 15 – 17, 2020 while visiting Washington, DC. The first Classic was held over Presidents’ Day weekend in 2007 with 144 teams registered. In 2019, the event accepted 968 teams, making it the largest youth volleyball...

Service Bar Announces 2nd Line-Up for 'FRIED' - A Monthly Fried Chicken Sandwich Series - Ft. Dynamic Husband + Wife Duo Chef Tiffany MacIsaac of Buttercream Bakeshop & Chef Kyle Bailey of The Salt Line - Beginning 2/5

February 5, 2020
‘The Top That’ Fried Chicken Sandwich to Debut Wednesday, February 5 th , 2020 5:00pm – C lose (WASHINGTON, DC) – The celebrated team behind Shaw’s beloved neighborhood cocktail bar Service Bar (926-928 U Street NW, WDC 20001; , 202.462.7232; IG @ServiceBarDC) is at it again announcing the second round of their popular monthly local fried chicken sandwich series – ‘FRIED’. Beginning today - Wednesday, February 5 th , 2020 - from 5:00pm until close – the talented team at Service Bar is continuing its creative twist on...Read more

Customers Love to Love You, Baby, Especially on Valentine’s Day

February 4, 2020
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Fun facts and quick tips to help make your restaurants a hit this holiday. Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, which could mean that one of your restaurant’s busy weekend nights just got busier. According to online reservationist OpenTable , Valentine’s Day is the most popular reservation day of the year. In fact, the company says its dinner reservation requests go up 500% on that day alone. What else do consumers want when dining out on Valentine’s Day? On average, customers book their dinner reservations...

Michelin Gives New ‘Green Clover’ Symbol to Sustainable Restaurants

February 3, 2020
Published by: Food & Wine Magazine Michelin is best known for its stars, but the guide features other symbols … and not just the obvious Plates and Bib Gourmands . Some examples include grapes, which signify a notable wine list, “three crimson rays,” which denote an interesting view, and a “patio parasol,” which means terrace dining. Now, another new symbol is joining the fray to highlight restaurants that are “embracing more sustainable gastronomy.” PHOTO: TOBIAS SCHWARZ/GETTY IMAGES The new literally and figuratively green pictogram —...Read more

Industry Professionals Share Stories for Black History Month

January 31, 2020
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association National Restaurant Association is celebrating Black History Month by talking with restaurant executives, none of whom knew that great careers awaited them in our industry. Each February, America celebrates Black History Month . During the month, National Restaurant Association honors the contributions of African-Americans who have helped shape and change our country and its businesses. The National Restaurant Association is highlighting the achievements of five execs – Pizza Ranch’s Sean Landrum, Brinker International’s...

7 Easy Ways to Promote Your Restaurant’s Healthy Kids' Meals

January 17, 2020
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association National Restaurant Association's new "What’s Hot" menu trends report finds parents really do want healthier choices for kids when dining out. Here’s how to market them. National Restaurant Association's What’s Hot 2020 Culinary Forecast , a survey of 600 chefs from the American Culinary Federation, found that restaurant diners want healthier options for their children. They want foods that align with their own culinary preferences, and restaurateurs are listening. “One of the biggest challenges...

DC Restaurants Help Kick Off 2020 Washington Auto Show

January 22, 2020
RAMW member restaurants welcome fans with Auto Show specials and promotions Washington, DC (January 22, 2020) – Events DC and Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members are excited to welcome the 2020 Washington Auto Show from January 24 – February 2, 2020. The annual show marks a new era for Washington, DC‘s largest public show. The 2020 Washington Auto Show will take over 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,...

These Top 10 restaurant trends are what’s hot in 2020

January 13, 2020
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association From stress-busting foods to special burger blends and rejiggered classic cocktails, this year’s list highlights a combination of comfort mixed with a little bit of edginess. Wondering what customers are craving at restaurants this year? If you guessed these edgy updates along with plant-based proteins, healthy bowl meals and delivery-friendly menu options in eco-friendly packaging, you’re on trend for 2020. “These trends reflect Americans’ desire to combine the tried-and-true with the new and different,” says...