Photo by Black Jack Bar

(Photo by: Mitsitam)

The 2012 Restaurant Association of Metroplitan Washington Awards for best culinary achievements, better known as The RAMMYS, were held June 24th at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

Winners included Rasika executive chef Vikram Sunderam (of the original in Penn Quarter, but look for Rasika West End next year), and new-comer Black Jack Bar (above Pearl Dive Oyster Palace on 14th Street) for Hottest Restaurant Bar Scene.

(Photo by: Bourbon Steak)

For the first time, a museum restaurant won: Mitsitam Native Food Café in the National Museum of the American Indian.

Georgetown's Bourbon Steak took home honors for Best Fine Dining restaurant.

And another Georgetown connection: Ed Witt of 701 Restaurant (formerly and briefly at Morso) won Rising Culinary Star.

Jeff and Barbara Black of Black Salt Group (includes Black Salt and Pearl Dive Oyster Palace) won Restaurateur of the Year.

For a complete list of winners, visit RAMMYS.

(Photo by: RAMW)