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August 5, 2009
Members in the News | The new kid on the block of the DC area dining scene is Columbia Firehouse in Old Town Alexandria. After bringing us Rammy-winning Vermilion and other neighborhood gems such as Evening Star Café, Tallula, and Rustico, the Neighborhood Restaurant Group added another Northern Virginia establishment to its family, while reviving a beloved piece of Alexandria’s history.Columbia Firehouse...
August 5, 2009
Members in the News | Chef Robert Weland has an impressive culinary background hailing from the New York scene and includes a year in France at Pierre Orsi, a two-star Michelin restaurant in Lyon, where he learned farmer sourcing skills that he utilizes today to bring D.C. the freshest organic ingredients.Chef Weland doesn’t rely solely on USDA organic certification. He sees that organic and bio-dynamic farmers...
July 29, 2009
Tidbits | RAMMY Finalists Prepare a James Beard House Dinner   It’sa new day in the nation’s capital: there’s a new President, a newmajority in the Senate, and a new way of doing things. Change is good,but we’re happy to report that Washington, D.C.’s dynamic food sceneremains as deliciously compelling as ever. The 2009 RAMMY finalists forthe Hottest Bar Scene and...
July 23, 2009
Legislation | New ABRA Information Available Online There are two exciting new changes that can be found on the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration’s (ABRA’s) website.  These two changes are designed to improvecommunications between the Agency and the public, including licensees. The first change is ABRA’s new E-Feedback Form.  This form is intended to allow...
July 23, 2009
Press Release | Willard InterContinental Hotel Releases 2008 Sustainability ReportFurther Advancing GSTC Reporting Washington DC, July 22, 2009 -- Washington DC's Willard InterContinental Hotel, a leader in Sustainable Hospitality, has this week released its second Sustainability Report for 2008. The new report follows the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC) the new internationally recognized...
July 23, 2009
Legislation | By:Jim O'Brien , O'Brien & van Stiphout LLCAs Friday, July 24, 2009 the federal minimum wage will rise to $7.25 per hour.  That means that DC’s minimum wage will also rise on that day to $8.25 per hour, because the DC minimum wage law requires the payment of $7 per hour, or the federal minimum wage plus $1, whichever is higher. The minimum wage in both Virginia and Maryland will...
July 17, 2009
Press Release | The DC Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration has released the "2009 Extended Hour Calendar" (Calendar), for the remaining dates in 2009 that on-premises licensees may remain open one extra hour and sell and serve alcoholic beverages. Specifically, pursuant to D.C. Law 17-361, the "Alcoholic Beverage Enforcement Amendment Act of 2008," effective March 25, 2009, on-...
July 9, 2009
Members in the News | If there was still any doubt that Washington is a hot restaurant town, it should be put to rest by the roster of chefs competing in the sixth season of Bravo TV's "Top Chef." Mike Isabella, chef at Zaytinya , and Bryan Voltaggio, chef-owner of Volt in Frederick, are headed for Las Vegas, where the sixth season of Bravo's hit show is set. Also included among the 17 cheftestants is...
July 6, 2009
Hot Topics | Featured in Examiner ColumnistBy: Jeff DufourJuly 3, 2009These days, it seems like almost every new restaurant has some type of outdoor dining option, be it a patio, sidewalk cafe or terrace.Why?“Claustrophobia due to increased working hours is nicely alleviated by dining and imbibing al fresco,” said Lynne Breaux, president of the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington....
July 6, 2009
Members in the News | Donates $15,000 to Children's National Hospital Center from opening party - photos available upon request CHEF GEOFF’S TYSONS CORNER DONATES OPENING PROCEEDS TO CHILDREN’S NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER300 Friends, Family and Donors kick off Grand Opening  Tysons Corner, VA ---. Chef Geoff Tracy and wife Norah O’Donnell, known for their charitable spirit, kicked off the opening of...
June 30, 2009
Press Release | ***PRESS RELEASE***Contact: Emily Durso, President, HAWDC(202) 289-8739                      Tiffany Godbout, ExecutiveDirector, WHF                                   ...
June 29, 2009
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June 29, 2009
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June 29, 2009
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June 29, 2009
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