And the Winners Are…!
Established in 1920, the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is made up of restaurateurs and food service industry professionals in the DC-area. The yearly awards gala is one of the most creative and rambunctious events in town.
This year’s RAMMY Awards, themed “Restaurants Rock!”, took place Sunday, June 25 in the Marriott Wardman Park Ballroom. The 1600 guests were encouraged to attend in "glam rock" attire. Outfits ranged from same-old black tie (yawn) to outlandish make-up and bling (yay)!
The decor was damn impressive - animal print table cloths and a kick-ass band set the right ambiance. Masters of ceremonies, Sue Palka of Fox5 and James Adams of NBC4, led the festivities, handing out awards voted on by industry professionals and the public-at-large.
Neighborhood Gathering Place of the Year: Evening Star Café
Hottest Bar Scene of the Year: Clyde’s of Gallery Place
Power Spot of the Year: The Capital Grill
New Restaurant of the Year: BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year: Maestro
Informal Dining Restaurant of the Year: KAZ Sushi Bistro
Chef of the Year: Jose Andres
Restaurant Employee of the Year: Santos Fuentes, Chef Geoff’s
Pastry Chef of the Year: Zoe Behrens, 1789 Restaurant
Restaurant Manager of the Year: Danny Boylen, Notti Bianche
Rising Culinary Star of the Year: Johnny Monis, Komi
Favorite Restaurant of the Year: Sweetwater Tavern
Congratulations from The Liquid Muse - You ROCK!