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.
Erik Bruner-Yang, above, competes in the DC Central Kitchen Capital Food Fight in 2013. Erik is a finalist in Chef of the Year for the 2017 RAMMY Awards. (Photo by DC Central Kitchen)
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington presents the 2017 RAMMY Awards at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sunday, July 30! You can buy a ticket to this black-tie gala and enjoy the finest food and drink in DC during 20 awards presentations, including Chef of the Year and Restaurateur of the Year. Buy your tickets online!
A Right Proper Astral Weeks sits on the handle of a Foeder oaken fermentation vessel.
Looking for weekend plans? Like beer? You’re in luck! Remarkably, limited tickets are still available for general admission to the annual SAVOR: An American Craft Beer and Food Experience event at the National Building Museum (401 F St. NW, DC) for Friday, June 3.
Right Proper in Brookland
I finally had the chance to check out Right Proper’s Production House and Tasting Room in Brookland, which opened in late November 2015.
Upon entering, you’re greeted with an eclectic mix of artwork and well-appointed wood trim around the cozy bar and long tables.
However, the first thing you notice is just how small the space is for something with the potential to draw roving bands of hipsters and beer aficionados.
And on a Saturday afternoon it was packed, indeed almost sardine-style.
If you haven’t heard, Right Proper is expanding to the Brookland neighborhood. Their new production brewery and tasting room was meant to open this Thursday, December 3rd, as reported by the Washington Post.
But according to Right Proper’s Twitter, it opened early on Saturday, November 28th. Good news for beer lovers and fans of the trendy Brookland neighborhood!
The Washington Post reported:
“The tasting room will eventually offer charcuterie and other foods prepared offsite at the brewpub. Other plans in the works include a front patio with tables, bike racks, and planters that will be functional as well as decorative, letting Zeender grow herbs to use in his beers.
The brewery and tasting room will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and from 1 to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Right Proper Brewing Company, 920 Girard St. NE.”