Posts Tagged ‘RAMMYs’

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 […]

RAMMY Winners Announced

The who's who of the D.C. dining scene descended on the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel last night for the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington's annual RAMMY Awards gala recognizing the area's best chefs and restaurants. Here are the nominees and winners: Chef of the Year Anthony Chittum – Vermilion Tony Conte – The Oval Room Haidar […]

Have You Cast Your Rammy Ballot Yet?

What's D.C.'s hottest restaurant bar scene of the year? Black Jack? The Hamilton? Marvin? Hill Country? Or is it Max Fox Brewery all the way out in Falls Church? You can help decide. The polls are open for four more days in the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington's "Eat The Vote" campaign. Your vote can sway […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Hats Off to Restaurants Edition

Foie gras brats are so hot right now. Find them in D.C. at Urbana and the Red Apron Butchery’s mobile cart. [Nation's Restaurant News] Take a peek inside the new Boundary Road. [Washingtonian] Toki Underground: where the sake flows like beer. [HuffPo DC] The Diner hosts CNN's Soledad O'Brien. [Twitter] Who's D.C.'s hottest chef? [Eater […]

Carmine’s Humbly Embraces Rammy Awards Glory

New York transplant Carmine's hasn't lost that Big Apple boastfulness since opening in D.C.'s Penn Quarter last summer. After coming away from this year's Rammys with honors as "Power Spot of the Year" and "Favorite Restaurant," as voted by the public, the sprawling, 700-seat family-style restaurant is making sure that every passerby is aware of […]

And the Rammy Goes To: Todd Gray, Kyle Bailey, The Source, Estadio, All Big Winners on Awards Night

Todd Gray is out $100. The acclaimed chef at Equinox took top honors as D.C.'s "Chef of the Year" last night at the 2011 Rammy awards gala at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Northwest D.C., an honor which apparently comes at a price. During his acceptance speech, Gray confessed to betting against himself and […]

Rammy Contest Winners: Tom McClive on Toki Underground

In the lead-up to the Rammys, the so-called Oscars of the D.C. food scene, City Paper held a contest in which Young & Hungry readers could submit their own reviews, detailing their best dining experiences of 2011, with the two best submissions nabbing two tickets to Sunday's big soiree at the Marriott Wardman Park. Herewith, […]

RAMMYS Voting Ends Tonight: What’s Your Favorite Nosh Spot?

Have you cast your vote for the 2011 RAMMYS yet? Pick your favorite neighborhood hangout, power spot, and hottest bar scene, then write-in the name of the local eatery closest to your heart. Online voting ends tonight, just one second before midnight. The annual D.C. restaurant awards gala is slated for June 26 at the […]