Posts Tagged ‘Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’

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 […]

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 […]