Kanpos Cocktail Program of the Year - Eatery Pulse

Taha Ismail and Kapnos team win Cocktail Program of the Year Award

2017 RAMMY Award recognizes beverage team

This year’s RAMMY Awards Gala at the Walter E. Convention Center paid tribute to some of the local restaurant industry’s great culinary artists, business stalwarts, hard-working team members and creative minds. For this reason, it’s a great night for restaurateurs to bask in the glow of their accomplishments and to be unified in celebration under one roof. The RAMMY Cocktail Program of the Year Award went to Kapnos in Washington, D.C. and Taha Ismail, beverage director for Mike Isabella Concepts. Ismail joined the group in 2011, working at Graffiato. He is also a partner at Pepita Mexican Cantina in Arlington, Va.

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D.C. Cocktail Week turns up the heat on libation-food pairings in 2017

Fans of Washington, D.C.’s established cocktail scene is about to get an indulgent “jolt” of transition to the cold months with drink and food pairings that are turning up the heat on creativity and potency. During D.C. Cocktail Week, a collaboration between the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), association sponsors and local restaurants, bars and cocktail lounges, decadent libations will be paired with tasty bites at tempting prices.

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2017 Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show to present top chefs, exhibits

Top chefs from D.C. and beyond headline popular MetroCooking Show

Top chefs will be abundant at the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining (MetroCooking) Show in Washington, D.C., being held December 9 – 10. Headlining the event at the Walter E. Convention Center are Guy Fieri and José Andrés. Fieri is a restaurateur and the star of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and Guy’s Grocery Games on the Food Network.Andrés is a James Beard award-winning chef and personality, restaurateur, founder of Think Food Group and RAMMY award winner.

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Cybersecurity 201: The Next Step - Eatery Pulse News

National Restaurant Association publishes Cybersecurity 201 Guide

The National Restaurant Association has released “Cybersecurity 201: The Next Step” Guide as part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. In an effort to further educate single and multi-unit restaurant operators on the Cybersecurity Framework for the Restaurant Industry, the association sought the help of volunteers from top multi-unit restaurant companies and produced these materials for restaurant organizations of all sizes.

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Snap Kitchen in spotlight at CohnReznick Restaurant Tech Summit in D.C.

Healthy, prepared-meals chain Snap Kichen embraces digital tools as it grows

Snap Kitchen, a healthy, prepared-meals chain, was in the spotlight at the Cohn Reznick Technology Summit in Washington, D.C., October 18, 2017, when its head of Technology, Jon Carter, spoke. Deservingly so, the chain has been featured by several major restaurant industry publications, including Nation’s Restaurant News and Restaurant Business, in the past few years.

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Restaurant delivery helps restaurateurs grow business: culture of convenience

Delivery appeals to home-entrenched diners and consumers looking for convenience

Customers appear to be enjoying the comfort of their homes a bit too much, surrounded by technological convenience via smartphones, smart TVs and smart home technology. Even refrigerators can alert consumers when it’s time to head to the grocery store to replenish or put in a grocery order with Instacart. Restaurant delivery is a popular option for consumers and last year, it was up a whopping 33 percent in non-pizza restaurants from its 2012 levels, according to NPD, a Chicago-based foodservice consultancy.

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Michelin Guide announces 2018 list of D.C. starred restaurants

Second edition of restaurant guide arrives in Washington, D.C., awards stars to Komi and Metier

The prestigious 2018 Michelin Guide for Washington, D.C. was released today. Two new D.C. restaurants were added to the list: Komi and Metier. 2017 RAMMY Award winners also made it on the 2018 D.C. Michelin Guide list: minibar (two stars) and Masseria (one star), See below for an excerpt of the Michelin Guide North Ameria announcement and the Wasington, D.C. list:

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