This post is by Alejandra Owens. You can find her on Twitter at @frijolita and at her food blog One Bite At A Time.
We live in D.C…. the land of alphabet-soup agencies and associations galore. And with associations, comes their awards ceremonies, galas and black tie events where industry professionals let their hair down and cut some rug.
Last night, theÂ Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington held its annual awards gala, also known as The RAMMYs. Chefs take off their whites, don tuxedos and gowns and get into a competitive, but friendly spirit with awards such as Best New Restaurant and Best Beverage/Mixology Program.
I believe I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again: damn it’s good to live and eat in Borderstan.
Congrats to everyone from the restaurateurs who bring these great spots to our ‘hood and the staff that make us go back time and time again! Bravo!
- Best New Restaurant: Estadio, 1520 14th Street NW
- Upscale Casual Restaurant: Tabard Inn, 1739 N Street NW
- Pastry Chef: Tiffany MacIsaac, Neighborhood Restaurant Group (includes Birch & Barley and Churchkey, 1337 14th Street NW)
- Rising Culinary Star: Kyle Bailey, Birch & Barley