2013 Restaurant Awards Gala
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) chose “Restaurants in Bloom” as the theme of its 31st annual gala at the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel on June 23. Over 1600 foodies heard RAMW President Kathy Hollinger welcome them with “the best just keeps getting better.” Fox 5 News meteorologist Sue Palka emceed. Clyde’s of Georgetown, started by Stuart Davidson who said “I would rather dine in a saloon than drink in a restaurant,” received the Honorary Milestone Award. Chinatown’s Linda Lee accepted the Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award saying “thank you United States, the land of opportunity” and much more. The awards honor the accomplishments of the region’s restaurants and foodservice community.