Washington, DC’s annual Rammy Awards show, which was set to happen on Sunday, July 26, has been rescheduled for Sunday, September 20, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The awards celebrate Metropolitan Washington’s best restaurants every year.
The 38th edition of the event will take place with a limited red carpet ceremony at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. However, a large portion of the RAMMY Awards will be held online.
The announcement came from the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) that sponsors the show, and its Events DC partners on Thursday.
“The format for the awards program and event will be updated in line with current safety guidance, all of which will be shared as the date approaches,” according to the statement.
“In this year, where restaurants have encountered so much, The RAMMYS have even greater significance as they are an opportunity to rebuild, to create marketing visibility where it is needed, and to engage partners to be part of that industry resurgence,” Kathy E. Hollinger, President and CEO of RAMW was quoted as saying in the statement.
“Just like restaurant operators had to rethink their businesses this year, The RAMMYS too will approach this moment to focus on industry relief, to acknowledge the creativity and strength of our local operators, and to creatively rethink the event and its purpose this year to deliver a unique experience and to drive needed recovery.”
For further information on the awards and how to support the program, as well as this year’s finalists, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Among the finalists for the 2020 RAMMY Awards are:
Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year:
Atlas Brew Works
Logan Sausage Co.
Casual Restaurant of the Year:
CHIKO, Capitol Hill
Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year:
Rising Culinary Star of the Year finalists:
Marcelle Afram, Maydan
Faiz Ally, Poca madre
Angel Barreto, Anju
Jocelyn Law-Yone, Thamee
Yuan Tang, Rooster & Owl
Favorite Gathering Place of the Year:
Quarry House Tavern
The Salt Line
New Restaurant of the Year:
Rooster & Owl
Chef of the Year:
Matt Baker, Gravitas
David Deshaies, Unconventional Diner
Haidar Karoum, Chloe
Ryan Ratino, Bresca
Kevin Tien, Emilie’s
You can find the full list of 2020 RAMMY finalists here.