In The Know
The 2012 Restaurant Association of Metroplitan Washington Awards for best culinary achievements, better known as The RAMMYS, were held June 24th at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.
Winners included Rasika executive chef Vikram Sunderam (of the original in Penn Quarter, but look for Rasika West End next year), and new-comer Black Jack Bar (above Pearl Dive Oyster Palace on 14th Street) for Hottest Restaurant Bar Scene.
For the first time, a museum restaurant won: Mitsitam Native Food Café in the National Museum of the American Indian.
Georgetown's Bourbon Steak took home honors for Best Fine Dining restaurant.
And another Georgetown connection: Ed Witt of 701 Restaurant (formerly and briefly at Morso) won Rising Culinary Star.
Jeff and Barbara Black of Black Salt Group (includes Black Salt and Pearl Dive Oyster Palace) won Restaurateur of the Year.
For a complete list of winners, visit RAMMYS.
You'll be reading more about this rising star of nutrition and skin care soon in The Georgetown Dish. But you can meet D'Andra Simmons now and try her products. She'll be at various Whole Foods locations the week of June 17th.
As the only woman in her family that has not had cancer, D'Andra developed products for her mother and aunt, and for those concerned with what goes ‘on’ their body as well as what goes ‘into’ their body.” She spent more than a decade of experience in the nutritional and skin care industry prior to producing her own new line, D’Andra Simmons Hard Night Good Morning.
As Vice President of Ultimate Living, which was founded in 1996 by her mother, Dee, D’Andra has studied and worked extensively to gain insight into production and development, as well as sales and marketing of skincare products.
Her work with Ultimate Living brought her to the other side of the camera – she co-starred with her mother, Dee, in numerous television programs and is the coauthor of the critically acclaimed book, Natural Guide for Healthy Living.
"Meet the Maker" Dates:
Sunday, June 17 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, P Street (1440 P Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20005)
Monday, June 18 from 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Foggy Bottom (2201 Eye Street NW, Washington, DC 20037)
Tuesday, June 19 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Bethesda (5269 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20816)
Wednesday, June 20 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Georgetown (2323 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007)
*Wine and Cheese Reception from 3:00 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 24 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Tysons (7511 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043)
Colorfully bold, abstract works in oil and mixed media, Beth Cartland's latest exhibition, The Shape of Color II, reflect the spontaneity and masterful techniques of the artist. Openeing reception is June 8 from 6:00 to 8:00 Pm at Susan Calloway Fine Arts. The show runs through July 7, 2012.
Cartland is a Washington, D.C. native, has exhibited extensively in the United States, and also in China, and Venezuela. Cartland received a Masters of Fine Arts degree from The American University and studied at the Rhode
Island School of Design.
View Beth Cartland's work here.
Susan Calloway Fine Arts is at 1643 Wisconsin Avenue.