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Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) has announced that restaurant founder and publican Daniel Coleman will be honored with the 2018 Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award at a reception on Monday, April 30 at 5:00 pm. This is one of the twenty-one awards presented during the RAMMY Awards season and is named in honor of legendary Washington restaurateur Duke Zeibert. The honor is determined by RAMW’s Executive Committee and recognizes an individual whose hard work and the outstanding initiative has increased the profile and success of the metropolitan Washington foodservice community and dining landscape.
Coleman opened his restaurant The Dubliner on March 8, 1974, in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC. Now in its 44th year, The Dubliner stands as an icon of Irish culture and tradition in America. Coleman has spent nearly his entire life in the service industry. He moved to DC from Baltimore in 1965 after serving in the military. It was then that he got his start in the metropolitan Washington hospitality industry—waiting tables, bar-backing, bartending, and so much more. While tending bar, he heard of an available space beneath the Commodore Hotel and shortly thereafter The Dubliner was born. Seven years later, Coleman purchased the adjoining hotel and rebranded it as the Phoenix Park Hotel, which continues to welcome guests from around the world today. For more information regarding the Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Reception or the 36th Annual RAMMY Awards Gala on Sunday, June 10, please email therammys@ramw.org or call 202.331.5990.