Posts Tagged ‘Lynne Breaux’

New Leader for Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington has named Kathy Hollinger, the former director of D.C.'s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development, its new president. She will succeed Lynne Breaux, who's been with the group for more than a decade, on Dec. 15. Hollinger served as film commissioner under former mayor Adrian Fenty. More recently, Hollinger […]

Restaurant Association Prez Says Goodbye

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington President Lynne Breaux announced yesterday she will part ways with the organization after more than a decade. Breaux was vague about her reasons for leaving, saying "it's time" and that her contract is up in March. As for what's next? "I have lots of ideas," Breaux says. "But I'm not making […]

Hank’s Oyster Spar

This past weekend, the brunch crowd sipped Bloody Marys and chatted over lobster rolls and French toast on Hank’s Oyster Bar’s packed patio. Or rather, half-packed. Twenty of the 40 seats on the restaurant’s newly expanded outdoor seating area are gone, leaving an empty, fenced-in concrete slab. A large sign posted there reads: “THIS AREA […]

The Red Tape Gap: Just One Reason Why D.C. Restaurants Hate Food Trucks

"Restaurant outdoor dining necessitates 18 different reviews prior to obtaining a public space license, there does appear to be a disparity between such a lengthy regulatory process and using public space almost at will."—Lynne Breaux, executive director of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, explaining her organization's position on food trucks to the Washington Post Photo […]

Independents’ Day: Foodie Website Founder Don Rockwell Starts A New Restaurant Association

By his own estimate, Don Rockwell eats approximately 700 restaurant meals a year, spending nearly $30,000 of his modest computer consultant’s salary at high and low-end establishments alike. Rockwell reviews many of those meals in minute detail on his eponymous food board, which he founded in 2005 and which has become a prime local destination […]

How Will Inox’s Closing Affect the RAMMY Awards?

The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington hosts the annual RAMMY Awards on Sunday at the Marriott Wardman Park, and the question foremost on Y&H's mind is this: How will Inox's recent closing affect the ceremony, if at all? If you haven't heard, the celebrated, triple-chef-threat Inox closed this weekend. Chef Jon Mathieson shared the bad […]

RAMMY Awards Announce New Format for This Year’s Ceremonies

RAMMY organizers heard the public outcry and have responded in kind. This year's ceremonies will be completely revamped when the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington hands out its industry awards on June 6 at the Marriott Wardman Park. Gone is the multi-course, sit-down dinner in which the wait staff and clattering plates competed with the award […]

Food News You Can Use: Cedric Maupillier Edition

Time to play catch-up here late on a Hump Day, which can mean only one thing: another round-up of food-related links. First up is the big news of the new year: the sudden departure of Cedric Maupillier from Central. WaPo's Tom Sietsema broke the news. Interestingly enough, reported in November that Maupillier's replacement, Arthur […]

Does Restaurant Week Actually Benefit Restaurants?

At the end of our discussion on Vidalia's Restaurant Week menu, owner Jeffrey Buben told Y&H about an experiment he conducted during last summer's promotion, which offers some evidence that the bi-annual RW event isn't as beneficial to restaurants as Open Table would like us to believe. Open Table conducted a survey in 2007, which […]