Posts Tagged ‘RAMMYs’

Who Won Big at Last Night’s RAMMY Awards?

A rebooted RAMMY Awards went down at a new venue with new categories and a new judging process last night. Under the direction of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington's newish president Kathy Hollinger, the annual dining awards gala was moved from the Woodley Park Marriott Wardman Park hotel to the bigger Washington Convention Center. Gone were categories like Power Spot […]

RAMMY Voting Now Open to the Public

While a group of anonymous judges decides most of the winners for the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington's annual RAMMY Awards, the public will have the chance to give their input in four categories this year. You can cast your vote for favorite gathering place, upscale casual brunch, everyday casual brunch, and favorite fast bites at […]

And the RAMMY Awards Nominees Are…

Yesterday was a big day for food and drink awards. In the morning, the James Beard Foundation announced the finalists for its annual awards of the nation's top chefs and restaurants. (The D.C. area was sadly underrepresented.) Then last night, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington revealed its nominees for the RAMMY awards at an industry-crowded […]

Could a Food Truck Win a RAMMY Award This Year?

The District's food trucks and Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, the group representing mostly brick-and-mortar establishments, haven't always been the best of friends, especially during the contentious debates over new mobile vending regulations last year. But for the first time this year, the restaurant association has taken a baby step toward embracing four-wheeled eateries by adding […]

Highlights (and Lowlights) at This Year’s RAMMY Awards

Sorry, there were no faux-controversies at the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington's RAMMY awards ceremony this year. But that's not to say there weren't some memorable moments: Longest speech: Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award winner Linda Lee continued her speech long after the fade out music tried to drown her out. Yes, there is fade out […]

And the RAMMY Goes to…

Last night, a who's who of the D.C.-area food scene gathered at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel for the Restaurant Association Metropolitan's annual RAMMY awards. Who gets bragging rights for the next year? Check out the nominees and winners below.

And the RAMMY Nominations Go To…

Last night at The Hamilton, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington announced the nominees for its annual RAMMY Awards, the so-called Oscars of the local dining scene. Who are this year's Daniel Day-Lewises and Jennifer Lawrences? Winners will be announced on June 23. In the meantime, check out the full list of honorees below. Fine Dining […]

Get Your “Jeff Black Hates My Blog” T-Shirts

Food writer Nevin Martell wasn't kidding about selling "Jeff Black Hates My Blog" T-shirts, following the restaurateur's perceived jab at food bloggers during his RAMMY Award acceptance speech. Caps, sweaters, T-shirts, and even baby onesies containing the phrase are now for sale on But Martell wants to get one thing straight: He has nothing against […]

Jeff Black Apologizes to Bloggers

Chef and restaurateur Jeff Black caused a bit of a stir during the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington's RAMMY Awards gala on Sunday for a perceived slight on bloggers in his acceptance speech for restaurateur of the year. He just sent out this letter trying to walk it back: To the blogging and media community, I […]

Jeff Black’s “Not About the Bloggers” Moment

Chef and restaurateur Jeff Black was the big winner at last night's RAMMY Awards with wins for restaurateur of the year, upscale casual restaurant (BlackSalt), and hottest bar scene (Black Jack). But that wasn't the only reason he was the talk of the night. Black caused a bit of a stir with a slight on food […]