Posts Tagged ‘Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’

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 […]

Hats Off To The 2012 Rammy Award Nominees

Nominees for the upcoming 2012 Rammys—the sort of Oscars of the D.C. food scene—were announced Monday night during a brief ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton. You, the public, will decide the winners in three categories: Neighborhood Gathering Place, Hottest Restaurant Bar Scene and Power Spot of the Year. Cast your ballot right here at Washington City […]

Restaurant Association Tells City, ‘Go Back To The Drawing Board’ With Food Truck Rules

With D.C. food truck operators starting an online petition this week urging D.C. Council to pass newly proposed vending regulations, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) today fired back with its own Internet campaign designed to stop the new rules in their, um, tracks. In a press release, RAMW tells city officials to "go back […]

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 […]

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 […]

Quick Feeding: More Farragut Sq. Food Truck Trouble; RAMMY Nominees Named

Park Police vs. Mobile Foodies: There are more reports that the U.S. Park Police, which has jurisdiction over Farragut Square, but not the curb and street where food trucks do their business, has been "hassling" food truck operators. [DCist] Awards Season: On the heels of the James Beard Foundation nominees being named earlier this week, […]

This Just In: Plan to Tax D.C. Food Trucks on Tap

My Washington City Paper colleague, Lydia DePillis, reports that there's a plan being pushed by the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington and the Apartment and Office Building Association to "slap a moratorium on the number of food trucks on D.C. streets, and tax those that remain." Additionally, another colleague, Alan Suderman, […]

ROC-United Supports the People Who Actually Cook and Serve You Food

A couple of weeks ago, I was telling you about Don Rockwell's fledgling campaign to start an independent restaurant association that would represent workers in the hospitality industry, right down to providing them health care. Little did I know that there already was an organization in town trying to do exactly that. A few days […]

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 […]