Category: Columns

  Eat. Give. Live.

I have never encountered a more giving community than the restaurants and foodservice businesses in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. region. This region’s restaurant community members serve more than just food and drink — they are anchors of their communities. Owners, operators, chefs, and staff dedicate countless volunteer hours and services every year to charitable causes […]

RAMMYS 2017 – The Best Yet!

This year, we continued the 35-year tradition of the RAMMY Awards again at D.C.’s Walter E. Washington Convention Center. It was truly the best yet, with just shy of 2,400 people in attendance. Our annual celebration brought together restaurant owners, operators, chefs, vendors, and employees who all made reservations to come together and acknowledge our […]

Don’t Let Your Dirty Mobile Phone Make People Sick! — For Real

Mobile phones — they are our everything now. They have taken the place of so many items we used to use — our home phones, our computers for email and research, our social media, our news updates, our weather forecasts, our photo albums, our television and movies, our calendars, our alarm clocks, our GPS, our […]

Lisa Yockelson — Baker Extraordinaire

Describing D.C. baker Lisa Yockelson as a genius might sound overstated. But, in truth, she is one of the country’s most notable baking experts — author of several prize-winning baking books and with a small army of devout baking followers. Wondering how she develops her outstanding recipes is a puzzle, indicating that her mind races […]

Cool Foodie Event Alerts!

All Aboard! Experience a modern interpretation of acclaimed recipes from a bygone age — and dine on the iconic B&O railway, overlooking the Patapsco River at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville. “Dining on the B&O–Memories Along the Rails” is the kick-off to a series of events celebrating the restaurant’s 20th anniversary. Housed in the town’s original […]

The Philosophy behind Ida B’s Table

Ida B. Wells…not a name everyone may know. However, hers is a story worth knowing. She was a firebrand and an outspoken, brave pioneering journalist, suffragist, and anti-lynching activist who fought for racial and gender justice in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) is the inspiration behind a new Baltimore restaurant: […]

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