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Category: Association News

Virginia Elections Equalize Power, Setting Up Tough Battles in 2018

Last month, as anyone in the DMV area knows, Virginia held its elections for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and all 100 seats for the House of Delegates. Seen by most pundits as a referendum on the 2016 national election, Virginia saw not just a wave but a tsunami of Democratic support across the Commonwealth. […]

Celebrate the Season at the Seashore

While one would think Ocean City is a ghost town this time of year, it is actually an enchanting time to visit. The crowds are gone, leaving the roads open for exploring and the room rates at an all-time low. Restaurants reward patrons braving the weather with off-season specials sure to please any purse and […]

FREE Online Alcohol Awareness Training – Introducing RAM Alcohol!

The Restaurant Association of Maryland Education Foundation (RAMEF) believes that high-quality, accessible, inexpensive training is the key to ensuring that every foodservice and hospitality industry employee is given the opportunity to learn, grow, and become the next industry leader. We believe this is so important, we are giving RAM’s alcohol awareness training away for free. […]

Good Food with Good Wine!

Ahhhh… What could be better? At the 14th Annual Wines of Chile Awards in November, 13 D.C. chefs paired winning Chilean wines with dishes highlighting the bounty of Chilean cuisine in a competition-style event. Sponsored by Wines of Chile, ProChile, Foods From Chile, and the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), the celebration took place […]

Extraordinary “Ordinary” Awards Winners Honored

Elisha Sauers nailed it with her piece in The Virginian-Pilot on October 14 when she wrote: “The hospitality group knew exactly what it was doing when it ironically rebranded its awards as ‘ordinary’ last year.” The term “ordinary” refers to one of America’s longest continually run inns and taverns — Chinn’s Ordinary — now operating […]

Make Your Date with Delicious

Fall is a beautiful time to make a quick escape to the beach. And, an even better reason to make a quick trip? All the delicious deals going on during Fall Restaurant Week. From November 5 through 19, Ocean City restaurants will offer great deals and special price fixe menu options. “This is always a […]

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