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April 26, 2010
| Click to view the photo gallery of the RAMW April Social hosted by Bourbon Steak.
April 21, 2010
Hot Topics | Conde Nast TravelerMrs. Obama's Washingtonby David Michaelis | Published May 2010 When Barack and Michelle Obama moved to Washington, she found an embracing city of vast vitality and beauty. Now she wants Americans to see the capital she loves, from the intimate majesty of the White House to the restaurants that the President and she visit on their date nights. "There are many Washingtons,...
April 16, 2010
Hot Topics | By Tim CraigWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, April 15, 2010District Mayor Adrian M. Fenty is facing a growing backlash over his proposal to use increased parking fees and traffic tickets to help close the city's budget shortfall, including raising the cost to park at some meters to $3 an hour.The leaders of AAA Mid-Atlantic decried the Democrat's proposal at a news conference Wednesday,...
April 16, 2010
Hot Topics | Sunday, April 4, 2010 BY: Ask Tom"Seems it's been over a year since D.C. passed a law allowing unfinished wine to be taken home from a restaurant, provided the restaurant had a special sealable bag," e-mails Ray Olson of Washington. However, he has "yet to find any D.C. restaurant with these special 'take-away' bags. What's up?"Maybe the establishments Olson has been visiting...
April 16, 2010
Hot Topics | American Highway Users Alliance, IHS Global Insight Release Study on Economic Impact of SnowstormsSixteen-state study highlights the costly nature of snow-related shutdownsMarch 30, 2010 10:00 AM ETWASHINGTON, March 30 PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Today, in partnership with IHS Global Insight, the American Highway Users Alliance released a study estimating the economic impact of snowstorms in sixteen...
April 2, 2010
Legislation | April 2, 2010    Chairman Peter Benjamin  And Members of the Board of DirectorsWashington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority600 Fifth St. NWWashington, D.C. 20001Dear Chairman Benjamin and Members of the Board of Directors,    If nothing else, this extraordinary winter just ended reminded us all of the critical importance of accessible, reliable and safe...
March 31, 2010
Hot Topics | State Restaurant Association Executives and Legislative Staff:The new Q&A on health care reform implementation is now posted to the health care issue brief on the Association's webpage.  This is will answer some of the most common questions restaurateurs have about the implementation of the law.  The issue brief webpage will now serve as the site for information on implementation....
March 30, 2010
Legislation | On December 24, 2009 the Senate passed H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, by a vote of 60-39.  On March 21, 2010, the House passed the same bill by a vote of 219-212. On March 21st, the House also passed H.R. 4872, the Reconciliation Act of 2010, by a vote of 220-211.  This bill made modifications to PL 111-148.  The Senate slightly amended the bill and...
March 25, 2010
Hot Topics | Payroll Tax Holiday  FICA tax forgiveness began on March 19, for “qualified employers” who hire a “qualified individual”  after February 3rd, 2010 and before January 1st, 2011.A qualified employer is defined as any employer other than the government.A qualified individual is defined as someone who “certifies by signed affidavit, under penalties of perjury,...
March 22, 2010
| Click to view the photo gallery of the 2010 RAMMYS Nominations Announcement hosted by the Ritz Carlton, Washington, D.C.
March 19, 2010
Hot Topics | The National Restaurant Association has actively engaged with policymakers on the health care reform issue for the past year to protect the restaurant industry and our ability to create and maintain jobs.   As the second largest private sector employer, we are committed to reducing costs in the health care system and expanding health care coverage.However, the latest version of the...
March 12, 2010
Press Release | March 1, 2010                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Cynthia Williams, Senior Vice President            BB&T Corporate Communications(336) 733-1478                BB&T sweeps...
February 26, 2010
Press Release | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, February 26, 2010CONTACT:  Sue Hensley (202) 331-5964 shensley@restaurant.org or Maureen Ryan (202) 331-5939 mryan@restaurant.org National Restaurant Association on Twitter and Facebook.Senate Passage of Travel Promotion Act A Major Victory for Hospitality Industry                  ...
February 24, 2010
| Click to view the photo gallery of the RAMW February Social hosted by CommonWealth Gastro Pub.  
February 24, 2010
Members in the News | Pub fare from across the pond brings cheer to the table.Oh, sure, you can toss around a phrase like "traditional pub food" as if you know what you're talking about. You might even have some examples in mind—steak and kidney pie, perhaps, or fish and chips. But here's a tip: Don't say it in Great Britain or Ireland. Because there's no such thing.Traditional food exists over there,...

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