2017 RAMMY Awards: DC’s top restaurant award winners

WASHINGTON — On July 30, the region’s top chefs, bakers, mixologists and restaurateurs gathered at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C. for the 35th annual RAMMY Awards, often called “the Oscars of food.”

This year’s winners were selected by the voting public (in the categories of Favorite Gathering Place of the Year, Upscale Brunch, Casual Brunch and Favorite Fast Bites) and a panel of judges. Here are the winners of the 35th annual RAMMY Awards:

Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year: DC Brau Brewing Company (WTOP File Photo/Courtesy DC Brau)

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Cava Grill opened its first location in 2011 in Bethesda Row. By next year, the company predicts there will be close to 40 locations across the country. (Courtesy Cava Grill)
Favorite Fast Bites of the Year: Cava Grill (Courtesy Cava Grill) (Courtesy Cava Grill)
Masseria is in D.C.'s Union Market district. (Photo Credit Scott Suchman)
Pastry Chef of the Year: Jemil Gadea, Masseria (Photo Credit Scott Suchman) (SCOTT SUCHMAN)
Hazel is the winner of New Restaurant of the Year at the 35th annual RAMMY Awards. (Rey Lopez/Courtesy Hazel)
New Restaurant of the Year: Hazel (Rey Lopez/Courtesy Hazel) (Rey Lopez/Courtesy Hazel)
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Cava Grill opened its first location in 2011 in Bethesda Row. By next year, the company predicts there will be close to 40 locations across the country. (Courtesy Cava Grill)
Masseria is in D.C.'s Union Market district. (Photo Credit Scott Suchman)
Hazel is the winner of New Restaurant of the Year at the 35th annual RAMMY Awards. (Rey Lopez/Courtesy Hazel)
Employee of the Year: Joseph Cassis, PassionFish Bethesda

Manager of the Year:
John Grace, The Hamilton

Rising Culinary Star of the Year:
Ryan Ratino, Ripple

Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year:
DC Brau Brewing Company

Favorite Gathering Place of the Year:
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

Upscale Brunch of the Year:
Convivial

Casual Brunch of the Year:
Republic

Favorite Fast Bites of the Year:
Cava Grill

Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year:
Proof

Casual Restaurant of the Year:
Compass Rose Bar + Kitchen
 
Beer Program of the Year: Jack Rose Dining Saloon

Cocktail Program of the Year:
Kapnos by Mike Isabella

Wine Program of the Year:
Charlie Palmer Steak

Joan Hisaoka Allied Member of the Year:
Acme Paper & Supply Co., Inc.

Pastry Chef of the Year:
Jemil Gadea, Masseria

Formal Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year:
minibar by José Andrés

Service Program of the Year:
The Source by Wolfgang Puck

New Restaurant of the Year:
Hazel

Restaurateur of the Year:
Ike Grigoropoulos, Dimitri Moshovitis, Ted Xenohristos, Brett Schulman, Cava Group, Inc

Chef of the Year:
Tarver King, The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm


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