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The RAMMY Awards Gala Names RAMW’s Best of 2013

The RAMMY Awards Gala Names RAMW’s Best of 2013

More than 1,600 guests gathered at the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington‘s (RAMW) annual RAMMY Awards gala Sunday night to celebrate the outstanding achievements and excellence in the Metropolitan Washington restaurant industry. Host venue, the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, saw chefs, restaurateurs and key restaurant industry players awarded prestigious honors including “Fine Dining Restaurant,” “Upscale Casual […]

Dishcrawl Discovers Canton

In over 130 cities throughout the United States and Canada people gather for Dishcrawl’s local dining events. Baltimore is the most recent dining outpost for the young company that recently focused on a Canton neighborhood. Dishcrawl is reminiscent of a progressive dinner for a set fee: couples, young and old, singles, mothers and daughters are […]

Laying Down the Law

This month, the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) made an announcement about their updated “code of ethics” recognizing bloggers, the Internet and social media in order to “address issues emerging in the digital age, such as the challenge of maintaining anonymity and competing with bloggers.” The new code acknowledges that, in the digital age, “true […]

Summertime

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy … ” I’m not sure George Gershwin and I would have the same thoughts about his famous lyric … it seems summertime is pretty busy around here. Now when I go in to Washington via New York Avenue I see a summer skyline spiked with at least eight building […]

Clyde’s of Georgetown To Receive 2013 Milestone RAMMY

A Washington, DC dining institution celebrating its 50th year in business, Clyde’s of Georgetown will be awarded the 2013 Honorary Milestone RAMMY Award from the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW). Honoring longstanding local restaurants and RAMW members which have been in business for at least 50 years, the honorary milestone award is bestowed onto only the DC region’s most […]

Shouldn’t Our Produce be Safe from Contamination? … For Real

While teaching our Food Service Manager Certification and Food Safety classes we get a lot of questions regarding produce and foodborne illnesses. It always surprises me that there are so many questions regarding produce and always think personally, that fresh produce should be considered healthy and not to be feared as something to cause us […]

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