Category: News

The RAMMYs — A Night of Dazzle, Bedazzle, and Razzle-Dazzle!

Once again, RAMMY night in DC was a night to remember, full of excitement and the stars of the regional restaurant industry. Food, drink, and music assailed the senses as all waited with breathless anticipation for news of the RAMMY winners. Congratulations from FSM to all the winners and finalists and to all who staged […]


Raising the Bar! DC’s Columbia Room is now officially the “Best American Cocktail Bar.” “We’re exceedingly proud to have won this award, and we’re also extremely proud to bring it back to DC,” says Derek Brown, the co-owner of Columbia Room and the president of Drink Company. Columbia Room edged out three other contenders at […]

Michael Birchenall Scholarship Winners Announced

Michael Birchenall was the editor and co-founder of Foodservice Monthly until he passed away in January 2017. Michael was very active in the foodservice industry and with the state restaurant associations in his markets. He regularly attended industry events, restaurant openings, and made the people of the foodservice and hospitality industry the focus of his […]

Empowering Baltimore: The Food Project

Empowering Baltimore: The Food Project

If you are a child in the southwest Baltimore community of Carrollton Ridge, just a few blocks west of the Inner Harbor, chances are you live in poverty. Almost 59 percent do. Chances are you do not have a job. Unemployment is 13.8 percent compared to the Maryland average of 5.5 percent. Chances are you […]

Holly Poultry Unveils State-of-the-Art Processing Plant in West Baltimore

In 1990, Mark Fine stepped up to the poultry plate (so to speak) and purchased Holly Poultry, Inc. Fine grew the Baltimore business from its 1990 low of 25 employees to 175 by 2015. Most recently, the firm has upped its numbers to 225 employees as it reached another major milestone: the completion of a […]

FSM News

Paul Haar Honored Prominent Washington, DC immigration attorney Paul S. Haar, knighted by the French Government as a Chevalier de l’Ordre du Merite Agricole for his contributions to French gastronomy and agriculture, will be further honored in July by both the American Culinary Federation (“ACF”) and La Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs. On July […]

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