Posts Tagged ‘RAMW’

Who Won at Last Night’s RAMMY Awards?

Del Campo chef Victor Albisu won Chef of the Year.

How Restaurant Week Really Works

All this week, Mintwood Place chef Cedric Maupillier will show up an hour earlier to work and leave an hour later. He’s also reinforced the troops: an additional cook, server, food runner, and busser. This is not a week for kitchen rookies. This is the week to bring in the people who’ve already proven themselves. […]

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 […]

Restaurant Week Begins Today

Restaurant Week is back. You know the drill: Three-course lunches go for $20.14 and dinner for $35.14 today through Jan. 19. More than 200 Washington-area restaurants are offering deals, including some newcomers like The Arsenal at Bluejacket, Daikaya's izakaya, Del Campo, Kapnos, and Thally. Check out the full list of participants, menus, and make reservations at […]

D.C. Council Wants More Work on Food Truck Regulations

By hour three of today's D.C. Council hearing on proposed food truck regulations, things weren't looking so good for the rules as written. The three councilmembers who appeared at the Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs hearing all said the regulations need some work if they're going to move forward. The problem is that the Council […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Beginnings for Restaurant Associations in D.C. and New York

UPDATE: 4:23 p.m. 10/27/2010 Fed up with being treated like an ATM machine and fighting NIMBY-oriented community boards, a number of high-profile restaurateurs in New York City have formed their own trade group, according to the Wall Street Journal. The new group, called the NYC Hospitality Coalition, includes such recognizable restaurateurs as Stephen Hanson, Keith […]

RAMMY Finalists Announced, Including Best Manager and Associate Member!

Hong Kong Palace will never win a RAMMY. I don't mean to mock the dining awards passed out each year by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington. Well, maybe I do, but not to the degree they might think. I do think it's important to acknowledge and reward quality, so that it may continue for years […]