DC’s Best Restos, 2022 RAMMY Winners Announced

Restaurant industry professionals and their fans gathered Sunday night at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the 40th Annual RAMMY Awards. Accolades were offered in a variety of categories from professional honors to public dining favorites.

Here are the winners for 2022: (*denotes publicly voted category*)

Rising Culinary Star of the Year: Christian Irabien, Muchas Gracias

Pastry Chef of the Year: Francois Yann Buisine, Un je ne sais Quoi

Joan Hisaoka Allied Member of the Year: Congressional Seafood

Employee of the Year: Herman Machado, The Salt Line – Navy Yard

Manager of the Year: Robert Heim, Shaw’s Tavern

Service Program of the Year: Tail Up Goat

*Splendid Holidays at Home*: Unconventional Diner

*Hottest Sandwich Spot*: Mangialardo’s

*Favorite Gathering Place of the Year*: Casta’s Rum Bar

*Favorite Fast Bites*: Little Miner Taco

*Outstanding Pop-Up Concept*: Bun Papa

*Standout Family Meal Packages To Go*: 2 Fifty Texas BBQ

*Best Brunch of the Year*: A&J Restaurant

Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year: Albi

Casual Restaurant of the Year: Ruthie’s All-Day

Wine Program of the Year: Queen’s English

Cocktail Program of the Year: Serenata

Beer Program of the Year: Quarry House Tavern

Chef of the Year: Rob Rubba, Oyster Oyster

Formal Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year: Cranes

New Restaurant of the Year: Daru

Restaurateur of the Year: Scott Drewno and Danny Lee, The Fried Rice Collective