Category: Columns

Ocean City Restaurant Week

Spring continues to be a super busy time for the Association as we prepare for the summer. Our 11th Annual Ocean City Restaurant Week runs April 23 through May 7 and features menus sure to please every palate. Stop by a local favorite, The Hobbit Restaurant, on Sunday through Wednesday, and you’ll find a celebration […]

Prince George’s County and Baltimore County High School Students Win State Culinary and Management Championships

Will Represent Maryland in National Competition Maryland’s top high school culinary and foodservice management students competed in the Maryland ProStart Student Invitational (MPSI) on March 24 at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore.  Teams competed for scholarship money and the opportunity to represent the state of Maryland at the national competition in Charleston, SC. This state-wide […]

Our Industry’s Image

I’ve been blessed with a long career in the hospitality industry, during which I’ve met some of the most engaging, caring, and creative people among my fellow restaurateurs and chefs.  We’ve laughed, cried, broken bread together, shared our business secrets, spoken of our successes and our failures, complained about our competitors, our landlords, and our […]

Virginia Localities Increase Efforts for Meals Taxes

In March, we updated Virginia restaurateurs on many of the 2017 General Assembly bills that potentially impact restaurants. As we head into the spring and summer — a crucial county and city planning period — we are already beginning to hear more about local efforts to implement or increase prepared meals taxes. Lynchburg, for one, […]


FlowerMart — a time-honored rite of spring — takes place on May 5 and 6 from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm at Mount Vernon Square in downtown B’more. This year’s event is “not your mother’s FlowerMart,” b’cuz it combines old traditions with a new twist. Enjoy grand hats, original arts and crafts, a kid’s camp, […]


Spring is here, which brings warmer temperatures, visitors, and diners to our nation’s capital. For Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), it brings a new fiscal year, ripe with opportunities and exciting new dining experiences and promotions for foodies across the region to enjoy. The coming year builds on what was a banner year for restaurants […]

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