In The Know

Best DC Area Restaurants Named at RAMMY Gala

June 23, 2014

Top foodservice industry professionals and their fans gathered tonight at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the 32nd Annual RAMMY Awards as Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced winners in 20 award categories. New this year were seven award categories, celebrating brunches, service programs, mixology and other definitive aspects of the greater Washington's restaurant and foodservice industry.

The voting public decided the winners in four categories: Favorite Gathering Place of the Year, Upscale Brunch, Everyday Casual Brunch and Favorite Fast Bites.

David Catania & il Canale, Georgetown, owner Joe Farruggi at RAMMY Awards (Photo by: Natalia Jenetti) David Catania & il Canale, Georgetown, owner Joe Farruggi at RAMMY Awards

RAMW honored two additional members with the Joan Hisaoka Allied Member of the Year, given to ProFish, Ltd.for exemplifying commitment to and support of RAMW, and the Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award, presented to former RAMW president Lynne Breauxfor dedication and leadership that has helped transform Washington's restaurant scene into today's vibrant world class industry. These awards were determined by RAMW's Executive Committee.

The winners of the 32nd Annual RAMMY Awards are:

Formal Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year: Fiola

Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year: Ripple

EverydayCasual Restaurant of the Year:Toki Underground

New Restaurant of the Year: The Red Hen

Chef of the Year:Haidar Karoum, Doi Moi, Estadio, Proof

Pastry Chef of the Year: Caitlin Dysart, 2941 Restaurant

Wine Program of the Year: Ripple

Cocktail Program of the Year: Jack Rose Dining Saloon

Beer Program of the Year: Birch and Barley / ChurchKey

Service Program of the Year: Blue Duck Tavern

Restaurateur of the Year: Michael Babin, Neighborhood Restaurant Group

Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year***: Red Apron Butcher

Favorite Gathering Place of the Year:Hank's Oyster Bar – Dupont Circle

Upscale Casual Brunch: Mintwood Place

Everyday Casual Brunch: Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

Favorite Fast Bites: Amsterdam Falafelshop

Joan Hisaoka Allied Member of the Year:ProFish, Ltd.

Rising Culinary Star of the Year: Michael Friedman, The Red Hen

Employee of the Year: Stelios Alexandris, 1789 Restaurant

Manager of the Year: Boo Young Kim, District Commons

For more information regarding the winners of these awards, visit or email

Click here to share your thoughts.

Ice Cream Sunday at Dumbarton House

June 19, 2014

Bring the family to Dumbarton House gardens Sunday, June 22nd at 1:00 pm to make your own cool ice cream treat, as well as sample an ice cream flavor popular during the Federal period.

End your visit with a tour of Dumbarton House to learn about the history of early Georgetown and First Lady Dolley Madison, a visitor to our historic home, who first popularized ice cream in America when she served it at the White House.

Buy tickets here.

Dumbarton House is locate at 2715 Q Street.

Click here to share your thoughts.

Monumental Views From Luxury Penthouse

June 8, 2014

Luxury Nash Street penthouse (Photo by: HomeVisit) Luxury Nash Street penthouse

This exquisite, luxury penthouse at 1201 Nash Street (#602), offered at $1,399,000, has monument views, and is located in the prestigious and sought-after Memorial Overlook building in North Arlington. The luxurious Residences at Memorial Overlook feature the finest materials with superior attention to detail, reminiscent of the grand buildings on the Upper East Side in Manhattan.

View from Nash Street luxury  penthouse (Photo by: HomeVisit) View from Nash Street luxury penthouse

“Location of a lifetime” best describes the quiet and intimate setting of the Residences of Memorial Overlook. This premier condominium building is nestled behind Iwo Jima Memorial Park and the Netherlands Carillon. Its location in the urban village of Rosslyn is steps away from shops and restaurants and minutes from the Rosslyn Metro with easy access to National Airport, Georgetown, the White House, Kennedy Center and other downtown destinations. The building has a club room with catering kitchen, gym and an excellent and friendly staff.

(Photo by: HomeVisit)

This two bedroom plus den, two-and-a-half bath penthouse in a refined, full-amenity building is perfect for entertaining. Spacious rooms with closet space, high ceilings, crown molding, hardwood and marble floors, gourmet chef's kitchen, private balcony, built-in sound system, two garage spaces and two storage areas.

Click here for a virtual tour.

For more information, contact John Eric, Vice President, TTR | Sotheby’s International Realty at 202.333.1212, directly at 703.798.0097, or email at 

John Eric Real Estate.


Click here to share your thoughts.