Daniel Coleman named 2018 RAMMYS Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award recipient

RAMW announces restaurant founder and publican Daniel Coleman will be honored with the 2018 Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award at a reception on Monday, April 30 at 5 p.m. This is one of the twenty-one awards presented during the RAMMY Awards season and is named in honor of legendary Washington restaurateur Duke Zeibert.

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Restaurants leverage the popularity of organic foods

The organic food industry has grown rapidly in recent years and the growth trajectory continues to rise, as organic ingredients begin to find a place in the broader feel-good food trend. The industry has recently reached $50 billion dollars in annual total organic product sales and is predicted to continue growing rapidly, with average growth in the double digits for the past five years…The D.C. metro area is a hub for innovative restaurant operators who have already capitalized on this surge of interest in organic ingredients, with local favorite restaurants Sweetgreen and Founding Farmers emphasizing the role of organic

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National Restaurant Association launches Benefit Trust Health Plan

“Restaurant employees are our greatest asset and we want to ensure that they receive the best health care available. This is why the Restaurant & Hospitality Association Benefit Trust, has been specifically designed to assist our smaller members with employee retention. This innovative approach…CEO of the National Restaurant Association

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P.F. Chang’s introduces new bowl-centric lunch menu and cocktail lineup

P.F. Chang’s new “wok-fired” lunch bowl menu will comprise selections that include the Bibimbap, Chiang Mai Noodle Bowl, Tokyo Udon Noodle Bowl. In addition to these chef-inspired bowls…Sparkling Blossom: Grey Goose Vodka, St.-Germain Elderflower liqueur, Blushing Geisha, Red Dragon, Japanese Old Fashioned

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The feel-good food megatrend continues to gain momentum

The feel-good food movement is gaining overwhelming traction and it has permeated the national conversation about eating and dining…respondents primarily identified healthy food as that which has healthy components or is clean label (“free from”). Nearly 30 percent categorized healthy food as having healthy components or nutrients, ranking that as the #1 definition. Almost 15 percent indicated food that is free from “artificial ingredients

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Brewers Association presents Savor 2018 in Washington, D.C. June 1-2

The Brewers Association is returning the Savor event to Washington, D.C. June 1-2, 2018. Savor is a premier craft beer celebration that features an impressive lineup of food and wine pairings from over 90 small and independent craft brewers.

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D.C. restaurants celebrate National Cherry Blossom Festival

As Washington, D.C. area residents shake off the snow and get into full gear for the Cherry Blossom Festival, several restaurants are gearing up to celebrate the season. Pan-seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras will be masterfully married with macerated Bing Cherries …At Siren, the distinctive dessert unites Toasted Rice Cream, Cherry Compote, Green Tea Cake, crisp White Chocolate, refreshing Butterfly Pea Tea.

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2018 RAMMYS finalists announced at RAMW Nominations Party

And the 2018 RAMMY Award finalists are…
The 2018 RAMMY Award finalists were announced this evening at a Nominations Party at The Hamilton, sponsored by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW). Nominees were selected from an eligible pool of restaurants that are members of the association.

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Key ideas abound in D.C.’s coffee culture: Brewing excellence

The wide variety of new coffee houses in the area includes Compass Coffee and Lil’B Coffee and Eatery, as well as coffee houses from regions outside of the DMV area, like Rwandan brand Bourbon Coffee.

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The power and future of POS: D.C. Restaurant Tech Summit

At the CohnReznick Restaurant Technology Summit in Washington, D.C., technology heads and restaurant operators shared insights into how point-of-sale (POS) technology is improving restaurant operations…Justin Rosenberg

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Top 2018 food trends: National Restaurant Association Hot Chef Survey

2018 “What’s Hot” Chef Survey, American Culinary Federation..prevailing predictions, new cuts of meat, global breakfast, uncommon herbs

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Eatery Pulse News Media debuts new Washington, D.C. food and drink magazine, grows web-based broadcasting

Our newest publication, Swizzle Chill, will complement the D.C. area’s media coverage of thriving local bar and restaurant scenes…The magazine will be a fun, high-energy and joyous source of local discovery of D.C.’s best experiences and provide further visibility to our restaurant community.

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Washington, D.C. celebrates Cherry Blossom season

Spring is definitely in the air, and to any DC-native, that is marked by one thing: the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. As the weather begins to change and mother nature prepares to turn over a new leaf, there’s no doubt that springtime in the city is one of the most beautiful times of the year. Read on to discover the best events to look forward to during the 2018 festival.

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