Where to Eat in Washington? #RAMMYS2015 Winners!

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Victor Albisu accepts RAMMY 2015 Chef of the Year award

“While everybody’s listening to me, both Del Campo and Taco Bamba are hiring,” Chef Victor Albisu snuck into his acceptance speech upon winning Sunday night’s coveted Chef of the Year honor at the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s annual RAMMY awards at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  And then he won the Best Grandson award for thanking both cuban grandparents in sentimental style.

Albisu, top foodservice industry colleagues, and their foodie fans, had a night of fun celebrating the 33rd Annual RAMMY Awards (and some fascinating news about Greenhouse, a truly innovative foodservice/business district concept dropped by Duke Ziebert Award winner Herb Miller, more on that later)….

Now you have a tough decision to make: Where to make reservations first?! 

Restaurant Employee of the Year: Evan Labb, Evening Star Cafe 

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Winners in the Everyday Casual Brunch Category: Zena Pollin and Jerry Hollinger, The Daily Dish

Restaurant Manager of the Year: Joseph Cerione, Blue Duck Tavern

Rising Culinary Star of the Year: George Pagonis, Kapnos

Service Program of the Year: Marcel’s by Robert Wiedmaier

Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year: Catoctin Creek Distilling Company

Favorite Gathering Place: Bar Pilar

Upscale Casual Brunch: Le Diplomate

Everyday Casual Brunch: The Daily Dish

Favorite Fast Bites: Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza

Upscale Casual Restaurant: Mintwood Place

Everyday Casual Restaurant: DGS Delicatessen

Beer Program of the Year: Pizzeria Paradiso, Georgetown 

Cocktail Program of the Year: Bourbon Steak

Wine Program of the Year: Iron Gate

Pastry Chef of the Year: Agnes Chin, The Grill Room

Formal Fine Dining Restaurant: The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

New Restaurant of the Year: Fiola Mare

Restaurateur of the Year: José Andrés and Rob Wilder, ThinkFoodGroup

Chef of the Year: Victor Albisu, Del Campo and Taco Bamba

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