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Local Culinary Stars Shine at the James Beard Foundation Awards

Local Culinary Stars Shine at the James Beard Foundation Awards

Culinary stars walked the red carpet and prepped the haute cuisine dishes on May 1 at the 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. During a ceremony hosted by Emmy Award-nominated actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, awards in the Restaurant, Chef, and Restaurant Design categories were presented. Legendary chef/restaurateur, Nora Pouillon, was […]


National Harbor Shines A great spring tradition returned to the National Harbor Waterfront on the Potomac with the much anticipated 11th Annual National Harbor Wine & Food Festival the last weekend of April. This year’s festival included over 150 international wines, spirits, and beers, along with local and regional favorites in an all-you-care-to-taste affair. Beyond […]

RAMW Announces 2017 RAMMY Awards Finalists

The Hamilton Live at The Hamilton was abuzz on April 3 as top industry professionals gathered to celebrate the finalists for the 2017 RAMMY Awards. The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) will announce the winners at a black tie gala on Sunday, July 30. Any RAMW member who met all category requirements was eligible for […]

FSM News

Lois Gamerman Wins Congratulations to Enterprising Women of the Year 2017 award winner Lois Gamerman, president and CEO of Soft Stuff Distributors. Soft Stuff is the premiere specialty foodservice distributor in the Mid-Atlantic. Gamerman and her team of highly talented industry professionals have grown Soft Stuff into the largest award-winning specialty foods distributor on the […]

Chopped Winner

Chef Ype Von Hengst, co-founder and executive chef of the Rockville-based Silver Diner chain, won the Food Network’s “Chopped” competition on the program’s February 14 episode. Von Hengst and three other competitors were required to prepare three courses — an appetizer, entrée and dessert — under severe time constraints, using baskets of mystery ingredients. In […]

James Beard Semifinalists Announced

The James Beard Foundation has announced the semifinalists for the 2017 Restaurant and Chef Awards … and our community can celebrate some local names! 2017 JBF Lifetime Achievement Award: Nora Pouillon, Restaurant Nora, Washington, DC. Best New Restaurant: Pineapple and Pearls, Washington, DC.Outstanding Baker: Mark Furstenberg, Bread Furst, Washington, DC. Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer […]

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