Your 2010 RAMMY Winners Are…

United States Capitol at DuskLast night, the 20th annual Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) awards were held. This year’s RAMMY winners, recognized for excellence in the category, include:

* New Restaurant: Birch and Barley

* Fine Dining Restaurant: 2941

* Upscale Casual Restaurant: Vermilion

* Chef of the Year: Scott Drewno, The Source

* Pastry Chef of the Year: Anthony Chavez, 2941

* Wine Program: Proof

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Well-Reviewed: Baker and Banker; Beacon; Birch and Barley, and Other Restaurants That Don’t Start with a ‘B’

Recent restaurant reviews from the news…

  • Beacon in Los Angeles gets high marks for its fusion burgers from Damon Gambuto at A Hamburger Today. [Serious Eats]
  • Ezekiel J. Emanuel hates all of the 555 beers served at Washington, D.C.’s Birch and Barley (because he hates all beer), but he loves the food. [The Atlantic]
  • Victoria Pesce Elliott has an uplifting dining experience at South Beach’s Solea. [Miami Herald]