Technology finds a sweet spot in D.C. restaurants: RAMW Pre-RAMMYS 2018 Roundtable

At a restaurant roundtable at Church Hall in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., featuring 2018 RAMMY Awards “Restaurateur of the Year” Finalists, a panel of local restaurateurs shared their views on a variety of topics and lessons. At this pre-RAMMY Awards event, sponsored by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW)….No Wait App…Hank’s App…MarginEdge in Northern Virginia.

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Two restaurant groups battle for diners in Arlington

Diners in Arlington, Va. have benefited from a string of successful new restaurant openings over the last few years. The city has developed as one of the most exciting food cities in America, as local restaurant groups aggressively expand and bring new concepts to the area. Two restaurant groups, MacNac Hospitality and Social Restaurant Group, are battling for Arlington Diners.

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D.C. restaurants adopt the gluten-free trend

Gluten-free (GF) foods, typically consumed by those with celiac disease, wheat allergies, and gluten sensitivity, have seen a 36 percent sales growth rate from 2010-2015, according to Packaged Facts. Entirely devoted to GF treats, Virginia-based Happy Tart bakery has locations in Alexandria, Falls Church, and Del Ray (currently under renovation). Cakes, crepes, cookies, cupcakes, macarons, and fresh bread.

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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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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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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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Three beverage trends to watch in 2018

Three of the most exciting new healthy beverage trends for 2018…Healthier ingredients in drinks, juices, shakes, and smoothies…already enjoying massive popularity due to testimonials from health food advocates and social media influencers, juices and smoothies are the rage.

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Gin renaissance in D.C.

Previously thought of as a traditional, gentleman’s drink, gin has experienced a rise in popularity during recent years and can now be found in diverse recipes at bars around the country. Specifically, this spirit has blossomed locally, with the DMV (D.C.-Md.-Va.) region being home now to over five gin distilleries.

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