Borderstan Restaurants Sweep the RAMMYs Nominations

by March 27, 2012 at 8:00 am 1,528 0

"Borderstan" "Rammy's 2012"

A plethora of Borderstan-area restaurants picked up 2012 nominations from the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Alejandra Owens. You can find her at her food blog, One Bite At A Time. Alejandra also writes for City Eats DC, a Food Network site, where you can book dinner reservations. Email her at alejandra[AT] and follow her on Twitter at @frijolita.

Each year the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington names a group of outstanding restaurants, chefs, mixologists, sommeliers, pastry chefs and restaurant staff that have helped develop and advance the DC food scene. Not only are these folks outstanding at what they do, but they are also an integral part of our neighborhood. They help us make memories, create an ambience and environment where friends can gather, families can relax and so much more.

We are incredibly lucky to live in a neighborhood with not just so much wonderful food, but also with so many wonderful people who live and work to make it happen every day. Cheers to this year’s list of nominees for the awards — known as the RAMMYs — and good luck to all when the winners who will be announced this June. Last year four neighborhood restaurants took home RAMMYS in June (see Logan Circle Restaurants Take Home Some 2011 RAMMYs).

The following restaurants from Borderstan were nominated for a 2012 RAMMY:

Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year

  • Birch & Barley

Casual Restaurant of the Year

  • Bar Pilar
  • C.F. Folks
  • Hank’s Oyster Bar and Lounge – DC

Neighborhood Gathering Place of the Year

  • Bistrot Du Coin
  • Café Saint-Ex

New Restaurant of the Year

  • Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

Rising Culinary Star of the Year

  • Justin Bittner – Bar Pilar

Wine Program of the Year 

  • Cork Wine Bar

Beverage/Mixology Program of the Year

  • Neighborhood Restaurant Group

Hottest Restaurant Bar Scene of the Year

  • Black Jack
  • Marvin

Restaurateur of the Year

  • Michael Babin – Neighborhood Restaurant Group
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