Friday, July 28, 2017

The 35th Annual RAMMY Award Nominees Are...

This Sunday, July 30th, the annual RAMMY Awards Gala is here again to celebrate D.C.'S amazing foodie culture! 

The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) will award top chefs, restaurateurs, and food service professionals in the D.C. area that showed innovation, creativity, and exceptional accomplishments in the one of the hottest and ever-revolving restaurant industries. This black tie culinary event of the year is being held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from 5pm to 11pm THIS Sunday. Time is ticking! Check out the nominees below and get your tickets to the "Oscars of DC Restaurants" here today. General admission tickets to the Gala cost $325 each and include an opening reception, award ceremony, and a dinner celebration. You don't want to miss this black tie party! 

The categories and finalists for this years RAMMY Awards: 

New Restaurant of the Year
  • All-Purpose Pizzeria
  • Hazel
  • Kōbō
  • Requin
  • Whaley’s

Formal Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year
  • Fiola Mare
  • minibar by José Andrés
  • The Source by Wolfgang Puck
  • Sushi Taro
  • Trummer's on Main

Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year
  • Central Michel Richard
  • Indique
  • Iron Gate
  • Proof
  • Red Hen

Casual Restaurant of the Year
  • Compass Rose
  • Daikaya
  • The Daily Dish
  • Duke’s Grocery
  • Mandu

Chef of the Year
  • Amy Brandwein, Centrolina
  • Erik Bruner-Yang, Maketto, Paper Horse
  • Austin Fausett, Proof
  • Katsuya Fukushima, Bantam King, Daikaya, Haikan
  • Tarver King, The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

Pastry Chef of the Year
  • Mollie Bird, Kyirisan
  • Jemil Gadea, Masseria
  • Tiffany MacIsaac, Buttercream Bakeshop
  • Brandon Malzahn, Fabio Trabocchi Restaurants
  • Erin Reed, Blue Duck Tavern

Rising Culinary Star of the Year
  • Sasha Felikson, Doi Moi
  • Ryan Ratino, Ripple
  • Miranda Rosenfelt, Sally's Middle Name
  • Rob Rubba, Hazel
  • Piter & Handry Tjan, Kōbō, Sushiko

Wine Program of the Year
  • Bourbon Steak
  • Charlie Palmer Steak
  • Doi Moi
  • Fiola
  • minibar by José Andrés

Cocktail Program of the Year
  • barmini by José Andrés
  • Kapnos
  • Indique
  • Iron Gate
  • The Royal

Beer Program of the Year
  • B Side
  • District Commons
  • Jack Rose Dining Saloon
  • Republic
  • Roofers Union

Service Program of the Year
  • Bombay Club
  • minibar by José Andrés
  • Ripple
  • Ris
  • The Source by Wolfgang Puck

Restaurateur of the Year
  • Katsuya Fukushima, Yama Jewayni and Daisuke Utagawa for The Daikaya Group (Daikaya, Haikan, Bantam King)
  • Ari Gejdenson, Mindful Restaurants Group
  • Ike Grigoropoulos, Dimitri Moshovitis, Ted Xenochristos, Brett Schulman, Cava Group, Inc.
  • Jason and Max Kuller, Fat Baby, Inc.
  • Jamie Leeds, JL Restaurant Group

Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year
  • Atlas Brew Works
  • DC Brau Brewing Company
  • Logan Sausage
  • New Columbia Distillers
  • Right Proper Brewing Company

Manager of the Year
  • Julio Amador, Cork Wine Bar
  • Christine Gibson, Iron Gate
  • John Grace, The Hamilton
  • Matthew McQuilkin, Pizzeria Paradiso
  • Margaret Perry, Kyirisan

Employee of the Year
  • Noe Alfaro, Republic
  • Heather Berry, Bar Pilar
  • Joseph Cassis, PassionFish - Bethesda
  • David Perry, Ris
  • David Trezevant, Carmine's

Joan Hisaoka Allied Member of the Year
  • Acme Paper and Supply Co.
  • Coastal Sunbelt Produce
  • DC Brau Brewing Company
  • USI Insurance Services
  • Veritas Law

Favorite Gathering Place of the Year
  • Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen
  • The Front Porch at Evening Star Café
  • Lauriol Plaza
  • Pearl Dive
  • Petworth Citizen and Reading Room

Favorite Upscale Brunch
  • Convivial
  • Del Campo
  • Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
  • The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
  • The Source by Wolfgang Puck

Favorite Casual Brunch
  • Cava Mezze - Capitol Hill
  • DGS Delicatessen
  • Maketto
  • Republic
  • Sixth Engine

Favorite Fast Bites
  • Beefsteak
  • Cava Grill
  • Chase the Submarine
  • G by Mike Isabella
  • Taco Bamba

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