Around Town: RAMMY Awards @ Washington Convention Center — 6/10/18

Rammys-2018-06a
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, who opposes DC Initiative 77, presents at the RAMMY Awards on June 10, 2018.

Some of the best and the brightest received recognition lately from the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) at the annual RAMMY Awards, held as a black tie gala at the Washington Convention Center.

While the lavish awards program was the focus of the day, many awardees and the association itself spoke in opposition to DC Initiative 77, which would eliminate tipped wages at restaurants in favor of a universal wage by 2026 if enacted in a vote on Tuesday, June 19.

Continue Reading

Around Town: No Mike Isabella @ RAMMY Awards, 6/10/18

RAMW-P-278-6606
The reception at RAMMY Awards in 2017 (Photo courtesy RAMW)

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced yesterday the revocation of two nominations for restaurants owned by Chef Mike Isabella for the RAMMY Awards on June 10 at the Washington Convention Center in the wake of recent sexual harassment charges against him and other members of his leadership team.

Continue Reading

Don’t Miss: RAMMY Awards @ Washington Convention Center — 6/10/18

Rammys 16
Rose Previte, owner of Compass Rose, accepts the award for Best Casual Restaurant of the Year with her team at the 2017 RAMMY Awards on July 30, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Restaurant industry professionals gathered Monday at The Hamilton Live to hear the list of finalists for the 2018 RAMMY Awards, announced by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW). The winners will ultimately receive recognition at the black-tie RAMMY Awards Gala at the Washington Convention Center on Sunday, June 10.

Continue Reading

Don’t Miss: MetroCooking DC @ Washington Convention Center, 12/3-12/4/16

KC Barbecue Marathon: Ribs from Oklahoma Joe's
Ribs from Oklahoma Joe’s in Kansas City, Kansas (Photo by Adam Kuban)

Feeling hungry this weekend? If you didn’t eat enough at Thanksgiving last week, MetroCooking DC, the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show, is offering a two-day food festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4, for you to satiate your cravings.

MetroCooking DC is offering programming on each day including meet and greets with celebrity chefs and book signing opportunities. You can see the entire schedule, including opportunities to meet chefs like Tom Colicchio, Jacques Pepin, and Duff Goldman at http://www.metrocookingdc.com. You also can sign up for cooking demos!

Continue Reading