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May 22, 2009
Members in the News | Featured in Robb Report Adour at the St. Regis Washington, D.C. By: Jill Newman May 13, 2009 Located two blocks from the White House, in the newly renovated St. Regis Washington, D.C., Adour (202.509.8000, www.adour-washingtondc.com) fast became a favorite among the capital’s power elite when it opened last September. The modern decor—which features sleek furnishings in bold shades of...
May 6, 2009
Hot Topics | The Washington Postwashingtonost.comFriday, May 1, 2009Marc Fisher, Columnist, The Washington PostHow Many Don'ts Does It Take To Ruin A Friday Night? Restaurants and bars pour big money into their images -- the logo on the sign outside, the look inside, the acoustics. Then along comes the government to order nightspots to clutter up their showcase entryways with signs announcing that the...
May 1, 2009
Hot Topics | Info & LinksAsthe H1N1/swine flu outbreak evolves, the National RestaurantAssociation has taken a series of steps to monitor, respond to andcommunicate with our members on this developing situation. The NRA has created a hub at www.restaurant.org/swinefluwith all developments. In addition to news, this section includes FAQs,tips on communicating with your employees, and handwashing posters...
April 30, 2009
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April 16, 2009
Members in the News | Featured in The Washington Post The Hip and Hungry Hit 14th Street By Jane Black Wednesday, April 15, 2009; F01 It may be the Worst Economy Since the Great Depression, No wonder restaurateurs of all stripes are flocking to this central Washington artery, once a barren stretch of boarded-up shops and fast-food joints. Nearby Logan Circle may have evolved into a hip destination on P Street late in...
April 16, 2009
Hot Topics | Featured in The Washington Post By Jeffrey H. Birnbaum Tuesday, May 20, 2008; A11 Even with the advent of tough new restrictions on gifts, Congress is still making room for a traditional treat: ice cream. The International Dairy Foods Association plans to hold its 26th Annual Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party next month. The event is always a highlight of the year for lawmakers, staffers and mooching...
April 14, 2009
Hot Topics | April 13, 2009 Earth Day 2009 marks a very special and very significant occasion for Founding Farmers - Wednesday, April 22 the restaurant will be officially certified as the first LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) restaurant in the District of Columbia, and the first full-service, upscale-casual restaurant in the entire United States to achieve LEED® Gold by the U.S....
April 7, 2009
Members in the News | Could It Really Be Him? Yeah, ProbablyThe New York Times, March 26, 2009By: Rachel L. Swarns It has been only two months since the Obamas moved into the White House, but here in the nation’s capital, some people are already asking: Have you bumped into your president and first lady yet? This is no idle question. During the Bush years, Washington got used to a homebody president who...
April 2, 2009
Hot Topics | Washington Business Journal, April 2nd, 2009by: Jonathan O'Connell...
March 27, 2009
Members in the News | The Washington Times  3/11/2009By: Gabriella Boston Small plates, prix fixe menus, smaller inventories and behind-the-scenes bargain hunting on everything from cleaning services to scallops.That's how Washington area restaurants are coping with a dismal - and worsening - economic climate."Luckily, restaurant owners are creative animals," says Lynne Breaux, president of the...
March 27, 2009
Hot Topics | The New York Times, March 26, 2009By: Rachel L. Swarns{mosimage}  It has been only two months since the Obamas moved into the White House, but here in the nation’s capital, some people are already asking: Have you bumped into your president and first lady yet? This is no idle question. During the Bush years, Washington got used to a homebody president who preferred bringing friends...
March 27, 2009
Members in the News | D.C. Restaurateurs Get Around To Stay on Top of the CompetitionBy Melissa McCartSpecial to The Washington PostWednesday, March 4, 2009; F01Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj might shake more than 100 hands as he makes the rounds of his six dining rooms every night, but his visits are not just for the meet-and-greet. He's also inspecting.Take one evening at Ardeo in Cleveland Park, where he has stopped to...
March 26, 2009
Members in the News | Featured in politico March 23,2009    By ANDIE COLLER Breakfast is too early, dinner is expendable, but don’t mess with lunch. That’s the verdict of Washington’s power-lunch set, who say economic downturn be damned — some conversations need to be had over a white tablecloth, or at least accented with some fresh-ground pepper. It’s not that people aren...
March 25, 2009
Press Release | Wednesday, March 25th, 2009Contact:  Betsy Allman(202)331-5990betsy@ramw.orgTHE RAMMYS – 2009 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED2009 RAMMY FinalistsNeighborhood Gathering PlaceBelga Café, Washington DC; Cork ,Washington DC; EatBar, Arlington VA; The Liberty Tavern, Arlington VA; Marvin Washington DCUpscale Casual Bastille, Alexandria VA; Majestic Café, Alexandria VA; Oyamel, Washington...
March 3, 2009
Members in the News | Featured in The Wall Street Journal (January 28, 2009) By KATY MCLAUGHLIN In 1991, a young chef named José Andrés arrived in the U.S. from Spain with $48 in his pocket. At the time, hardly any American diners even knew what Spanish cuisine was.Today, Spanish food is one of the hottest things in high-end dining. Last week, Mr. Andrés's newest restaurant, the Bazaar by Jos...

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