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October 27, 2010
Tidbits | Nation's Restaurant NewsD.C. restaurant group separates from NRAOctober 27, 2010 | By Paul FrumkinThe Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington said it will ceaseto affiliate itself with the National Restaurant Association and convert to an independent organization beginning Jan. 1.The Washington, D.C.-based RAMW board of directors made the decision after the NRA introduced a new dual-...
October 27, 2010
Press Release |  A New Era for Restaurant Association Metropolitan WashingtonWashington, DC – October 27, 2010 – At the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) quarterly Board of Directors meeting Monday, the Board unanimously voted that, effective January 1, 2011, RAMW will become an independent association and no longer a National Restaurant Association (NRA) state affiliateNRA...
October 26, 2010
Members in the News | The Washington Post  In discarding food scraps, more restaurants are going green by compostingBy Danielle DouglasMonday, October 25, 2010 At Bar Pilar in the U Street corridor, wait staff no longer chuck uneaten food into the dumpster. Scraps are instead thrown into pails andtaken out back to a compost heap. Same thing across town at Restaurant Nora in Dupont Circle and Zola in Penn...
October 26, 2010
Legislation |  For PCI Assessment document click here .
October 25, 2010
Legislation | To view the Heartland/USI/RAMW presentation on PCI click here .
October 20, 2010
Tidbits | The New York Times October 18, 2010 Seatmate, the Problem Wasn’t the Tequila ...I PROBABLY have one of the world’s most enjoyable jobs. I travel around the country talking about tequila. I don’t mind flying, and even like talking to seatmates. Invariably, theconversations turn to tequila. Everybody has a tequila story, and it’s usually that they drank too much...
October 19, 2010
Hot Topics | DC Chefs Move to DC Schools…What Chefs Need to Know About Adopting a DC SchoolYou have heard about First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Chefs Move! to Schools ” program, now you want to help and adopt a school. RAMW and Educated Eats have made the Move! to be a source of information to make this program a success in the DC Metro Area. What to do next? Well, we have the resources...
October 15, 2010
Tidbits |   {mosimage} RAMW Supported D.C. Farm to School Week is here-  October 12-15, 2010!During D.C. Farm to School week October 12-15, nearly 2,000 D.C. schoolchildren will have the chance to harvest seasonal produce on a local farm, and prepare it in the classroom with aprofessional chef. Additionally, schools across the District (nearly 200 in total) will serve and highlight...
October 15, 2010
Members in the News | Passion Food Hospitality Takes its Sixth Venture to the West End – Washington Circle  PassionFood Hospitality has secured the first sidewalk-front restaurant on Washington Circle, the future location of the sixth establishment – sixth and seventh, to be exact – in association with and operated by therestaurant group whose concepts initially ventured to select corners inthe...
October 15, 2010
Members in the News | Passion Food Hospitality Takes its Sixth Venture to the West End – Washington Circle  PassionFood Hospitality has secured the first sidewalk-front restaurant on Washington Circle, the future location of the sixth establishment – sixth and seventh, to be exact – in association with and operated by therestaurant group whose concepts initially ventured to select corners inthe...
September 29, 2010
|  Click to view the photo gallery of the RAMW September Social hosted by Ping Pong Dim Sum.  
September 28, 2010
Legislation | RAMW provided to its members a special communication summary of PCI DSS. The document explains the key technology involved in payment card security, and highlights the serious risks that data breaches and PCI DSS poses for restaurants.While restaurants account for approximately 10% of Visa and MasterCard transactions, they account for the vast majority of alleged data breaches.Since 2005, the...
September 21, 2010
Press Release | James Beard House Hosts 2010 RAMMY Winners and FinalistsHighlights DC Dining Scene in National Spotlight Twelve of DC’s top chefs and mixologists  took center stage on August 10th  preparing an exquisite “Best of DC” dinner at the James Beard House in New York City. The “Best of DC” dinner featured RAMMY nominees from the categories of Neighborhood...
August 30, 2010
Members in the News | Chef Geoff Tracy and Norah O'Donnell's Baby Love hits bookstores  Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington board member Chef Geoff Tracy's book Baby Love hits bookstores August 31, 2010. Written as the must-have cookbook for the millions of busy parents who have taken on a healthier approach to eating - less processed, more organic - and who want to feed their little ones easy-to-...
August 30, 2010
Hot Topics | DC Tax Amnesty Program TheDistrict of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue has announced a tax amnesty for delinquent taxpayers. The DC Tax Amnesty program began on August 2, 2010 and continues until September 30, 2010. “Delinquent taxpayers will get a rare opportunity to pay outstanding taxes and interest to the District of Columbia, have their penalties and fees waived, and avoid...

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