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September 18, 2008
Members in the News | As printed in The Washington TimesWednesday, July 23, 2008 Recipe for Success by Ann Geracimos To call Wesley Ogilvie a culinary scholar would be a bit off the mark these days. The winner of a recent $10,000 award from the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Education (RAMW) Foundation has worked as a host and curbside-to-go employee at an Applebee's restaurant and is...
September 15, 2008
Legislation | Stop Loudoun County HospiTAXityVote NO November 4th on thisUnfair Grab at Your Food and Beverage DollarsThrough Restaurants and Prepared Food OutletsDid you know that upwards of 27% of your restaurant tab goes to government coffers?  (And you thought you were just paying for a burger and fries.) Think a tax like this doesn’t really affect the restaurant – hey, it’s just a...
September 10, 2008
Members in the News | Two interesting articles on Washingtonians and the Washington social scene. RAMW members get mentions in both. Meet the Most Connected Women in Washington on Elle.com Mel Daivs of Michel Richard Citronelle mentioned... Party Animals in W Magazine Yes, they referring to donkeys and elephants...but in a differnt way. Mentions for The Oval Room, Restaurant Marvin and Cafe Saint EX
September 5, 2008
Hot Topics | {mosimage}  Many Washington metropolitan area restaurateurs are finding that business-friendly environmental initiatives help them not only better serve customers, but also save money by “going green.” Roughly one-quarter of restaurant operators plan to devote a larger proportion of their budget to green initiatives this year, according to National Restaurant Association...
September 4, 2008
Tidbits | For the whole month of September, you can support DC Central Kitchen by eating at J. Paul's, or Old Glory, which will donate to us 10% of the proceeds from sales of special dishes as our "Eating Well - Doing Good" restaurant of the month. Make reservations during the month and order one of the following dishes (as indicated on the menu): Old Glory From the kitchen of...
August 31, 2008
Legislation | The “Kids in Clubs Bill”, prompted by continuing violence in clubs and entertainment venues, was aimed at club owners and employees rather than sharing responsibility for order with the under-age offenders themselves.  The bill did not pass and, instead, curfew laws are being more strictly enforced. After years of debate about Zones or Meters for taxi service in the District,...
August 26, 2008
Cloak Room | {mosimage}  WAG THE BAG (Doggy, that is) Well, it snuck up on us on quiet little puppy feet, but break out an open, partially consumed bottle of wine, ‘cause you can now send your customers home with their leftover wine in a sealed “Wine Doggy Bag”. This is one of those pieces of legislation that is so very reasonable but took a whole lot of time and energy to get some...
August 26, 2008
Hot Topics | Members Helping Members...Concept Group USA provides some guidance.  Getting Through the Challenge of Tough Economic TimesBy Tom Kelley and Denis Sparagis Alliances. It is the one simple word that successful operators have realized truly matters in both good and challenging times. As your business navigates the leaner times ahead, consider the following recommendations: Build...
August 18, 2008
Tidbits |   INTELLIGENCE REPORT A Maverick Mayor Mark Naymik Published: August 17, 2008 John Hickenlooper, 56, was a geologist and brewpub owner before being elected mayor of Denver in 2003. He’s won praise for...
August 15, 2008
Members in the News | 'Nightline' Platelist: José Andrés' Spanish Cuisine 'I Want People to Leave With a Smile,' Chef Says By SARAH ROSENBERG and CHRISTINA CARON Aug. 11, 2008— As a child growing up in a little town called Mieres in northern Spain, José Andrés used to beg his father to let him cook alongside him. But each time, his father would tell him...
August 15, 2008
Members in the News | 'Nightline' Platelist: José Andrés' Spanish Cuisine 'I Want People to Leave With a Smile,' Chef Says By SARAH ROSENBERG and CHRISTINA CARON Aug. 11, 2008—As a child growing up in a little town called Mieres in northern Spain, José Andrés used to beg his father to let him cook alongside him. But each time, his father would tell him...
August 13, 2008
Press Release | 2008 NATIONAL FOOD SAFETY EDUCATION MONTH THEME TACKLES FOOD ALLERGENS Month-long Campaign Includes Free Weekly Training Activities and Posters (Chicago) – National Restaurant Association Solutions encourages restaurant and foodservice operators to begin planning for the 14th annual National Food Safety Education Month.  This month-long campaign is held every September and...
August 11, 2008
Tidbits | Sheldon A. Scott, General Manager at Restaurant Marvin, has started a charity event called "Tip Out" which takes place at Restaurant Marvin every 4th Monday of the month.  On this night, Sheldon will wait tables and donate 100% of his tips to a selected charity.   Every month a new charity is chosen to receive the donation. The first month's charity was Pediatric...
August 9, 2008
Lynne's Lounge | by Ruth A. HillMeetings East, August 2008 Metro Washington, D.C.Culinary Capital It used to be a meat and potatoes town where politicos with little taste for sophisticated fare and variation chewed on the nation’s problems. But the dining and club scene in and around the nation’s capital make no apologies to anyone these days. Internationally renowned celebrity chefs like Wolfgang...
July 25, 2008
Cloak Room | {mosimage}   {mosimage}Food...Wine...Dancing...Bling...we had it all.  This was, indeed, a night for the party givers to party—and you did yourselves proud.   To those of us who have watched RAMW and the RAMMYS grow, Sunday night was no surprise—we know the incredible talents in our area, we know the solid camaraderie, support and mentoring that are...

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