Posts Tagged ‘Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’

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.

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 […]

Restaurant Association Takes Gloves Off in Food Truck Regulation Debate

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington has remained relatively quiet about the most recent round of proposed food truck regulations. The organization didn't submit comments to the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs this time around, and it hasn't been nearly as vocal as the Food Truck Association of Metropolitan Washington, which launched an aggressive grassroots campaign. […]

Why Didn’t the Restaurant Association Submit Comments on Food Truck Regs?

Over the past few years, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington has had plenty to say about how mobile vendors should be regulated in D.C., often butting heads with the food truck community. The association submitted lengthy public comments to the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs in the past three rounds of rulemaking. But the […]

Food Truck and Restaurant Associations Respond to New Proposed Food Truck Regulations

The District proposed on Friday new rules governing food trucks that would create designated zones where a limited number of mobile vendors could sell their food. The regulations propose 23 "mobile roadway vending zones" throughout the city containing at least three parking spaces where trucks could park from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Instead of feeding […]

Restaurant Week Dates Announced

Restaurant Week is coming back Feb. 4-10. You know the drill: three courses for $20.13 at lunch and $35.13 at dinner at more than 200 restaurants around the city. One improvement this year is a new website listing all of the participating restaurants. You can now browse by cuisine or neighborhood, look at menus, and […]

Mobilizing: How D.C.’s Food Trucks Learned to Love Lobbying

It’s Farragut Friday, and a dozen food trucks are buzzingwith office workers on their lunch breaks. But instead of feeding customers, TaKorean’s Mike Lenard and DC Slice’s Tom MacDonald stand in the middle of Farragut Square in their red “Truck Yeah!” T-shirts with a folder full of press releases and measuring tape. “There’s no guarantee […]

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 […]