A panel of secret judges may control the fates of the 60-plus contenders vying for the area’s top hospitality prizes, but everyday diners have one month to help crown their favorite brunch spot, fast-food haven and all-around hang out.
The RAMMY Awards traditionally honor the superstars of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s core membership, heralding those who go above and beyond in the pursuit of providing exceptional food, beverage and service. The 2014 winners are scheduled to be revealed June 22 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Place NW) during the group's 32nd annual gala.
As in the past, RAMW is opening up a handful of categories for public debate.
This year, armchair critics have until April 27 to weigh in on:
Upscale Casual Brunch of the Year
- Art and Soul
- Blue Duck Tavern
- Mintwood Place
- The Source by Wolfgang Puck
Everyday Casual Brunch of the Year
- DGS Delicatessen
- Et Voila!
- Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
- Pizzeria Orso
- Ted's Bulletin (Barracks Row)
Favorite Gathering Place of the Year
- Bar Pilar
- Bistrot Du Coin
- Cashion's Eat Place
- Hank's Oyster Bar (Dupont)
- Tune Inn
Favorite Fast Bites
RAMW is sweetening the pot for brunch lovers.
As part of the inaugural “Best Brunch Passport” contest, anyone who tweets a picture of a meal from any of the nominees between March 29-April 13 to @RAMMYAwards or tags it with #RAMMYSBrunch will be entered to win two tickets to the June 22 gala. Per the promoters, the winner will be announced on April 28.