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June 29, 2010
Hot Topics | Highlights:·        No time limits after 6:30pm·        You still must pay to park·        Pay for as long as you plan to stay (Washington, D.C.) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is reminding motorists that it has lifted the evening time limits at most...
June 29, 2010
Hot Topics | Restaurants and Parking Garages Offer Hot Summer SpecialsThe Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) is pleased to announce an innovative summer program with more than 25 restaurants and XX parking garages in the Golden Triangle of the central business district participating in this creative combination offer for evening diners. From  Thursday, July 1 through Saturday,...
June 24, 2010
Press Release | RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON SELECTS HEARTLAND PAYMENT SYSTEMS® AS EXCLUSIVE ENDORSED PROVIDER OF PAYMENT SOLUTIONSWashington DC-area restaurateurs to benefit from industry-leading payment technologiesPRINCETON, NJ — June 23, 2010 — Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE: HPY), one of the nation’s largest payments processors, has been named the Restaurant...
June 14, 2010
Hot Topics | Friday, June 11, 2010 Modified: Monday, June 14, 2010, 3:04am EDTWashington Business Journal - by Missy Frederick Clarendon 4.0: No stranger to change, the Arlington neighborhood is braced for yet another round of evolutionRead more: Clarendon 4.0: No stranger to change, the Arlington neighborhood is braced for yet another round of evolution - Washington Business Journal Like many Washington...
June 11, 2010
Hot Topics | The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington feted its own on Sunday night at the 2010 RAMMY Awards, the annual gala to celebrate and recognize excellence in the regional restaurant and food service community.  The theme “we’ll always have … restaurants” (a take-off on the Casablanca line “we’ll always have Paris”) suggested dress of...
June 11, 2010
Press Release | MEDIA CONTACTS:Dusty Lockhart, Three Lockharts Communications, 202- 664-9881, dusty@threelockhartspr.comBetsy Allman, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, 202.331.5990, betsy@ramw.org WINNERSANNOUNCED AT THE 2010 RAMMY AWARD GALA HOSTED BY THE RESTAURANTASSOCIATION METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON Scott Drewno wins coveted Chef of the Year award, 2941honored as Fine Dining Restaurant...
June 10, 2010
Hot Topics |  Posted by: Sasha Issenberg on Jun. 10, 2010 at 03:35 amIf hearing that a Chilean Gastronomic Week will begin in Washington next Monday doesn’t evoke any particular tastes, smells, or images for you, you are not alone.“Nothing comes to mind at the expression ‘Chilean cuisine,’” says James Farrer, a sociologist at Tokyo’s Sophia University and expert in...
June 9, 2010
Members in the News | The New York Times BY: Sarah WildmanJune 6th, 2010TIME was that the streets radiating out and down from K Street in Washington — hallowed ground for lobbyists and image-makers — were a fusty culinary landscape of white tablecloths, blue blazers and standard steakhouses. But in recent years, those looking for a less predictable menu have migrated to ever more inventive, and ethnic,...
June 6, 2010
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May 27, 2010
Hot Topics | Erica Jacobs: Improving school lunches: How it all beganBy: Erica JacobsExaminer ColumnistMay 26, 2010Many food ideas began with Alice Waters, so it's tempting to begin this column "It all began with Alice Waters." She opened Chez Panisse in 1971, serving organic and locally sourced food. Her Berkeley, Calif., restaurant changed cuisine culture from coast to coast. But Waters was not...
May 27, 2010
Hot Topics | May 26, 2010Dear fellow NRA Member and Restaurateur, I am writing you directly regarding immigration reform, an issue that has great implications for our industry and for our country. While some recent media headlines highlight new developments, the Association has been working for years with lawmakers and stakeholders to facilitate action on sensible immigration reform. With the increased...
May 26, 2010
Hot Topics | LocalWritten by: Courtesy of the Washington Convention and Sports Authority   Wednesday, 26 May 2010 08:38Over 30 Venues To Host 80 Performances throughout D.C. June 1-13The DC Jazz Festival (formerly the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival) and the Washington Convention and Sports Authority (WCSA) today announced a continuation of their partnership in hosting the annual, highly popular Jazz...
May 13, 2010
Legislation | The Internal Revenue Service is starting a new compliance program to assess the employer's share of Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes on tips reported on Form 4137.Employees who receive cash and charge tips of more than $20 per calendar month and do not report them have to report them on Form 4137, Social Security and Medicare Tax on Unreported Tip Income.The service will notify...
May 13, 2010
Legislation | The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act Employee Affidavit, Form W-11 , was released April 7 by the Internal Revenue Service. The new form will help employers claim the special payroll tax exemption that applies to many newly hired workers during 2010, IRS said.The form will be used to confirm that the new hire is a qualified employee under the HIRE Act. Employers cannot claim HIRE...
May 13, 2010
Legislation | On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law (P.L. 111-148). This was followed on March 30, 2010, with the signing of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, to modify the first Act.The result is an extensive and complex health care reform law aimed at expanding access to health care coverage for millions of Americans. The new law...

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