Presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), The RAMMY Awards Gala honors the abilities and accomplishments of the individuals and organizations in the region’s restaurants and foodservice community.
Babin's restaurant group got its start 17 years ago in Del Ray, with the launching of Evening Star Cafe in 1997.
Red Apron Butcher, with one of its three location at Merrifield's Mosaic District, won Regional Food Producer of the Year.
Also in Northern Virginia, 2941's Caitlin Dysart won Pastry Chef of the Year. The restaurant is located in Falls Church.
Alexandria's Hank's Oyster Bar won Best Gathering Place but for its Dupont Circle location.
2014 RAMMY Award Winners
Formal Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year: Fiola
Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year: Ripple
Everyday Casual Restaurant of the Year: Toki Underground
New Restaurant of the Year: The Red Hen
Rising Culinary Star of the Year: Michael Friedman, The Red Hen
Pastry Chef of the Year: Caitlin Dysart, 2941 Restaurant
Wine Program of the Year: Ripple
Cocktail Program of the Year: Jack Rose Dining Saloon
Service Program of the Year: Blue Duck Tavern
Restaurateur of the Year: Michael Babin, Neighborhood Restaurant Group
Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year: Red Apron Butcher
Favorite Gathering Place of the Year: Hank’s Oyster Bar (Dupont Circle)
Upscale Casual Brunch: Mintwood Place
Everyday Casual Brunch: Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
Favorite Fast Bites: Amsterdam Falafelshop
Joan Hisaoka Allied Member of the Year: ProFish, Ltd.
Employee of the Year: Stelios Alexandris, 1789
Manager of the Year: Boo Young Kim, District Commons