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February 23, 2010
Press Release | February 22, 2010Contact: Annika Stensson (202) 973-3677, Mike Donohue (202) 331-5902(Washington, D.C) Several restaurant industry executives have been appointed to a major U.S. tourism council, and their presence on the advisory board reaffirms the important role the restaurant industry plays in the travel and tourism industry, the National Restaurant Association announced today.The 2010-2011...
February 5, 2010
Press Release |   FINAL - FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION For Centerplate:Mia Herron Mia@NeighborAgency.com 310.464.0894 ForWashingtonConvention and Sports Authority:Chinyere Hubbardchubbard@wcsa.com202.439.5133 Centerplate’sMaster Chef Philippe Chin, Executive Chef of the Walter E. WashingtonConvention Center, and company’s Culinary Leadership Team to Host Event for theJames...
February 5, 2010
Hot Topics | Lynne Breaux Named Food Service Leader of the Year By Michael Birchenall, Editor and Publisher of Foodservice Monthly  Foodservice Monthly (FSM) enters 2010 having completed its eighth year of service to the foodservice community. We are ready to embark with boundless enthusiasm on a continuing reporting and editorial journey with volume nine this month. Since 2007, FSM has renewed its...
February 1, 2010
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January 27, 2010
Hot Topics | Same-storesales and customer traffic levels increased but remained negative inDecember; Industry outlook improved as Expectations Index rose to an8-month high (Washington,D.C.)  Driven by improvements in both business performance andexpectations for future business conditions, the National RestaurantAssociation’s comprehensive index of restaurant activity rose to itshighest level...
January 25, 2010
Members in the News | Dean Gold: Keping It Realby Missy Fredericks, Staff Reporter for the Washington Business JournalJanuary 8, 2010It has taken nearly a quarter century, but Dean Gold finally has the authentic, neighborhood Italian restaurant he always wanted. Gold started in restaurants, worked his way up the ladder at Whole Foods Market Inc. and opened Dino in Cleveland Park almost five years ago. But it was when...
January 24, 2010
| Click to view the photo gallery for the 2010 RAMMYS Theme and Artwork Unveiling, hosted by The Monocle on Capitol Hill.
January 20, 2010
Hot Topics | Here's a look at what area restaurants are doing to help raise money for the victims of Haiti's earthquake:Through Friday, Feb. 19:• Ashok Bajaj's restaurants are donating $1 to the Red Cross for each signature dish sold at 701, Ardeo/Bardeo, Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca, The Bombay Club, Oval Room and Rasika. That means legendary palak chaat and black cod at Rasika and the delicious spaghetti...
January 19, 2010
Hot Topics | A Good Decade to Have a Drink By: JONATHAN MILESPublished: January 15, 2010 BY now, most of the reviews of the decade-that-just-was have been filed, and a consensus has emerged: If not “the worst decade ever,” as Time magazine put it, the ’00s were awful.Unless, that is, you spent the decade drinking. That sounds like a joke but isn’t, because among all the things that...
January 18, 2010
Press Release | WASHINGTON, DC RESTAURANT WEEK: Many Participating Restaurants Extend Promotion (Washington, DC)…Over 200 restaurants across the DC Metropolitan areaare taking reservations for the 2010 Winter Restaurant Week, Jan.11-17. During the bi-annual promotion, participating restaurants offerthree-course, fixed-price lunch and dinner menus priced at $20.10(lunch) and $35.10 (dinner). The...
January 12, 2010
Tidbits | DOH is no longer issuing the certified food protection manager ID with photo. Certificates are now being issued that have to be displayed in the food establishment. For those with current certified food protection manager ID’s it will be recognized until their expiration dates. Click to register for a Food Safety Manager or TIPS Alcohol Service Manager Course.  NOTICE To The PUBLIC...
January 5, 2010
Press Release | DCRA and ABRA Sign a Memorandum of Agreement  Someimportant and helpful changes agreed to by ABRA and DCRA in amemorandum of understanding that relate to the certificate of occupancyprocess that will take effect on Monday, January 4, 2010.Washington, DC - Tbe Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs(DCRA) and the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) havesigned a...
January 4, 2010
Cloak Room | Cool As Ice edition of The Cloak Room® your Quarterly Issue filled with RAMW newsworthy highlights.                                              In this edition you'll...
January 1, 2010
Legislation | BAG TAX FAQs  Q. When do I have to start charging $.05 for bags?A. You should be charging for bags NOW…and starting  January 1, 2010.  Q. Do I have to charge for all carry out bags?A. If you have a restaurant business license (e.g. not a deli or grocery license) and you provide seating you are exempt from charging for paper bags ONLY.  You must charge for any other...
December 31, 2009
Legislation | DC Bag Bill Update On Tuesday, December 15th, Councilmember Wells moved emergency legislation (which passed unanimously) to provide extra time for businesses to meet the requirements of Section 3 of the Anacostia River Cleanup and Protection Act of 2009.Specifically, Councilmember Wells had heard from some businesses with concerns that they will not have enough time to use previously purchased...

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