It’s red carpet season for restaurants. Last night, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washingtonian announced the finalists for its annual RAMMY Awards, recognizing some of the top players in the local food and drink scene.
A lot of the usual suspects were among the most-nominated this year. Restaurateur Fabio and Maria Trabocchi racked up three nominations between Sfoglina, Del Mar, and Fiola Mare, as did Erik Bruner-Yang‘s Maketto, which is up for top pastry chef, best upscale casual restaurant, and casual brunch. Ivy City Smokehouse was also a top contender with nods for best casual restaurant, regional food and beverage producer, and casual brunch.
An anonymous panel of food writers and other industry professionals chooses the winners, but the public votes in four categories: favorite fast bites, gathering place, casual brunch, and upscale brunch. Vote for your top picks here through April 30. All the winners will be announced at an awards gala on June 10.
Joan Hisaoka Allied Member of the Year: The award is presented to an associate member who best exemplifies commitment to and support of RAMW. This award recipient is determined by RAMW’s Executive Committee.
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