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SpotlightThe *Spotlight* page is a compilation of accolades, featured articles, media and/or press about Dining in DC or My other writings as the DC Restaurant Examiner.


RAMW logoThe Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is the voice of restaurants in Washington, DC and Northern Virginia. Established in 1920, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s vision was to unite restaurateurs and food service industry professionals of the Washington area. Today, RAMW has more than 650 members in the District of Columbia, Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties and is the voice of establishments ranging from casual eateries to internationally acclaimed fine dining restaurants.

Articles that have been featured on the RAMW website:

Rammy’s 2010 Media Coverage: June 6, 2010 – Rammy 2010 Winners Announced
Members in the News: August 11, 2009 – I Love Crabcakes Competition – DC Restaurant Examiner
Members in the News: August 5, 2009 – Steeped in History, Columbia Firehouse Restaurant Opens in Old Town Alexandria
Rammy’s 2009: June 7, 2009 – RAMMYS 2009: What Recession? The DC Restaurant Scene is Alive and Well

National Television Shows:

The Travel Channel: Food Wars: DC Jumbo Slice (Food Writer Judge)

K Street Kate: A new Travel Channel series, Food War, will debut this Spring, showcasing iconic foods from across the country, including DC’s famous “Jumbo Slice.” Blindfolded judge, Lisa Shapiro, author of Dining in DC, isn’t quite sure why pizza was being featured as DC’s most notable nosh, but she’s looking forward to April when she can finally dish on the deepdish.

Capitol B, Contributing Writer (August 2009 – March 2010)

August 5, 2009: Steeped in History, Columbia Firehouse Restaurant Opens in Old Town, Alexandria (linkPDF)

August 12, 2009: Julie & Julia Inspires Theatre-goers and DC Area Restaurants (link PDF)

August 24, 2009: Top 10 Picks for DC’s Summer Restaurant Week (link PDF)

September 24, 2009: DC’s New Kids on the Block_ Neighborhood Restaurant Openings (link — PDF)

Judging of Local Food Contests

The Food & Wine Festival at the National Harbor: June 13, 2010 — So You Think You Can Grill contest: PA Beef Council website ; The Food & Wine Festival at the National Harbor Official Program (p.9)

Taste of Reston: June 19, 2010 – Guns n’ Hoses Chili Cook-off

Best Washington DC Restaurants & Top Downtown Area Dining Guide – Sofitel DC Restaurants – Accolades

Masa 14 Restaurant Website

Belga Cafe Restaurant Website

Food Blogs

Capital Cooking Show: Spotlight on Dining in DC’s Lisa Shapiro

DC FUD: Veal Burger


June 10, 2010: Now Re- Open: Equinox Returns!

April 16, 2010: Northside Social

April 2, 2101: Happy Anniversary, Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar Celebrates 15 years.

March 31, 2010: In The Mix: The 5:01 Happy Hour at Art & Soul