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The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Announces their Finalists for 2023

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Alexandria, VA The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced the finalists for the 2023 RAMMY Awards. The Pastry Chef of the Year category is now Pastry Chef or Baker of the Year to provide recognition for all of the marvelous bakers in the area. There are two types of categories, those voted on by the RAMW and those voted by the public.

Local RAMMY finalists include Moby Dick House of Kabob, Ruthie’s All Day, Snjezana Jaksic of Ambar Clarendon, and the Liberty Restaurant Group.

Ruthie’s All Day meat and 3 (Courtesy photo)

The 2023 RAMMY Awards Finalists are:

Joan Hisaoka Allied Member of the Year: 
Harmony Group
Keany Produce and Gourmet
Saval FoodserviceNew Restaurant of the Year:
Bar Ivy
Nama Ko
RaniaCocktail Program of the Year
Jane Jane
Service Bar
Silver Lyan
The Green ZoneBeer Program of the Year:
Boundary Stone
Lost and Found
The Midlands Beer Garden
SolaceWine Program of the Year:
Era Wine Bar
Lulu’s Wine Garden
Reveler’s Hour
St. Anselm

Rising Culinary Star of the Year:
Marcelle Afram, Shababi Palestinian Rotisserie Chicken
Masako Morishita, Perry’s
Kat Petonito, The Duck & The Peach, La Collina, The Wells
Jessica and Alfredo Solis, Anafre, Mariscos 1133, Mezcalero
Elias Taddesse, Mélange, Doro Soul Food

Favorite Gathering Place (voted by the public):
Chef Geoff’s
Crazy Aunt Helen’s
Moby Dick House of Kabob
Ruthie’s All Day

Tiki on 18th/The Game Sports Pub

Best Brunch (voted by the public)
Founding Farmers
Seasons at Four Seasons
Urban Roast

Best Bar (voted by the public)
Ivy and Coney
McClellan’s Retreat

Favorite Fast Bites (voted by the public):
Chef Skip 202
Roaming Rooster
Spice Kitchen West African Grill
Stellina Pizzeria

Hottest Sandwich Spot (voted by the public):
Compliments Only
Fight Club
Grazie Grazie
Soko Butcher

Employee of the Year (voted by the public):
Kodjo “Olivier” Etenda, The Popal Group
Crescencio Martinez, All Purpose Shaw
Nabil Moussa, Le Diplomate
Guillermo Mendoza, The Red Hen
Veronica Rodriguez, Truluck’s Ocean’s Finest Seafood Manager of the Year:
Brittany Dye, Circa Foggy Bottom
Christine Kim, Service Bar
Snjezana Jaksic, Ambar Clarendon
Javier Perez, Jaleo
Cesare Sanchez, Maiz64Service Program of the Year:
Chef Geoff’s
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Reveler’s Hour
Unconventional DinerCasual Restaurant of the Year:
Pennyroyal Station

Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year:
Moon Rabbit
Rooster and Owl

Pastry Chef or Baker of the Year:
Rochelle Cooper, The Duck & The Peach, La Collina, The Wells
Sam Cooper, Bread Alley, Le Diplomate, St. Anselm
Bridie McCulla, Liberty Restaurant Group
Mary Mendoza, Bantam King, Hole in the Wall, Tonari
Teresa Velazquez, Baked and Wired, A Baked Joint

Formal Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year:
Blue Rock
Oyster Oyster
The Dabney
Xiquet by Danny Lledó

Chef of the Year:
Matt Adler, Caruso’s Grocery
Matt Conroy, Lutèce
Ryan Ratino, Bresca, Jônt
Jon Sybert, Tail Up Goat, Reveler’s Hour
Kevin Tien, Moon Rabbit

Restaurateur of the Year:

  • Kyle Bailey, Jon Ball, Jeremy Carman, Gavin Coleman, and Paul Holder, Long Shot Hospitality
  • Greg Casten and Tony Cibel, Fish and Fire Food Group
  • Andrew Dana and Daniela Moreira, Timber Pizza, Call Your Mother, Turu’s, Mercy Me
  • Zubair, Omar, Fatima, and Shamim Popal, The Popal Group
  • Rose Previte, Compass Rose, Maydan, Kirby Club
Unlimited dinner at Ambar (Courtesy photo)

You can vote for your favorite in the public until May 31 at NBC Washington. The winners will be named on Sunday, July 9, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center during the 41st Annual RAMMYS.

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