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RAMMY Awards honor DC space’s greatest eating places

The Restaurant Affiliation Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) awarded a variety of particular distinctions following a 12 months in contrast to every other.

WTOP’s Jason Fraley recaps the RAMMY Awards (Half 1)

Absolutely vaccinated restaurant business professionals gathered Sunday night time on the Walter E. Washington Conference Heart for the thirty ninth annual RAMMY Awards.

The Restaurant Affiliation Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) awarded a variety of particular distinctions following a 12 months in contrast to every other.

The panel of judges recognized classes that spoke to 2020 and the myriad challenges, unexpected hurdles and alternatives that permit creativity and ingenuity shine.

Right here’s the record of winners (*denotes publicly voted class):

Managers of the 12 months:

  • Otgontuya Davaasuren, All Set Restaurant & Bar
  • Khawla Gasmi, Bayou Bakery, Espresso Bar, & Eatery
  • Autumn Harriger, Vacation spot Unknown Eating places/Espita
  • Jordan Lee, Thamee Restaurant
  • Tylyn Mallon, Proper Correct Brewing Firm
  • Brian McGahey, Modena Restaurant
  • Gilbert Mejia, Nobu DC
  • Robert Micheli, Soiled Behavior
  • Daurio Passaia, Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Karina Wilkey, Sunnyside Restaurant Group

Staff of the 12 months:

  • Gabriela Araujo, Bresca
  • Ruben Avila, PassionFish Reston
  • Freddy Bastidas, Blue Duck Tavern
  • Adrian Godinez, RPM Italian
  • Rosa Martinez, Alta Strada & Nama
  • Mileyda Montezuma, Immigrant Meals
  • Fredy Nataren, Tryst Buying and selling Co.
  • Celina Nava, Estadio
  • Alicia Ramos, Convivial
  • Maria Serrano, Sababa

Finer Eating in a Field: Cranes

Most Revolutionary To-Go Packaging Sport: Oyster Oyster

Excellent Covid-Protected Redesign (Indoors or Outside): Readability

Most Spectacular Pivot to Provisions or Market: Neighborhood Restaurant Group/Neighborhood Provisions

Good Neighbor Award, Particular person Honors:

  • Erik Bruner-Yang, Energy of 10
  • Willa Pelini, Paola Velez, and Rob Rubba, Bakers Towards Racism
  • Anna Valero, Hook Corridor Helps
  • Mark Bucher and Medium Uncommon, Feed The Fridge
  • Danny Lee, Assist of Immigrant and AAPI Neighborhood
  • Kevin Tien and Tim Ma, Cooks Stopping AAPI Hate
  • Jonathan Krinn, A Style of DC in VA and To Neighborhood and Past: Crossing Culinary Bridges Visitor DC Chef Collection
  • David, Guas, Bayou Bakery Espresso Bar & Eatery, Cooks Feeding Households
  • Micheline Mendelsohn and Spike Mendelsohn, Nationwide Guard Inauguration Program, and Extra
  • Edward Lee, The LEE Initiative

Good Neighbor Award, Firm/Group Honors:

  • Coconut Membership
  • Immigrant Meals
  • Keany Produce & Connoisseur
  • KNEAD Hospitality + Design
  • Little Sesame
  • Peruvian Brothers
  • Pizzeria Paradiso
  • RASA
  • Saval Foodservice
  • World Central Kitchen

Excellent Ghost Kitchen or Pop-up Idea: DC Ghostburger*

Coolest Cocktails and Drinks To-Go: Cactus Cantina*

Standout Household Meal Packages To-Go: Ristorante I Ricchi*

Prime Pandemic Patio Scene: Le Diplomate*

Expertise Trailblazers: Silver Diner*

Splendid Holidays at Residence Choices: Chef Geoff’s*

Festive Foodie Experiences: Eva Kronenburg, YouTube Cooking Collection*

Hottest Sandwich Store: Roaming Rooster*

Stellar Brunches at Residence: Name Your Mom*

The 2021 Honorary Milestone RAMMY Award was introduced to eating staples celebrating a few years of service. Glory Days Grill was acknowledged for 25 years, La Chaumière for 45 years, Peacock Cafe for 30 years, Pizzeria Paradiso for 30 years, and Ristorante Piccolo for 35 years.

Moreover, The RAMMYS judges panel added two particular honorable mentions this 12 months. Whereas these will not be official classes, the judges felt these two business teams deserved a particular second of recognition.

 Wine To Go Program – Honorable Point out

  • Dio Wine Bar
  • Domestique
  • Flight Wine Bar
  • Grand Cata
  • La Jambe
  • Maxwell Park
  • Sonny’s Pizza
  • Squash Membership DC
  • Tail Up Goat/Reveler’s Hour
  • The Woman and The Vine

Candy Reduction: Baking and Pastry To Go – Honorable Point out

  • Astro Doughnuts & Fried Rooster
  • Baker’s Towards Racism
  • Buttercream Bakeshop
  • Bread and Water Co.
  • Donut Run
  • Pluma by Bluebird Bakery
  • Sunday Morning Bakehouse
  • The Dapper Fox
  • Yellow

Established in 1920, the Restaurant Affiliation Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is the regional commerce affiliation representing eating places and the meals service business within the D.C. space.

WTOP’s Jason Fraley recaps the RAMMY Awards (Half 2)