The RAMMY’S – Top food service industry professionals and their fans gathered tonight at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the 35th Annual RAMMY Awards as The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced winners in 21 award categories. The selection process for the winners involved two esteemed groups, the voting public and an anonymous panel of volunteer judges, consisting of food and dining journalists, educators and foodservice industry professionals. The voting public decided the winners in four categories: Favorite Gathering Place of the Year, Upscale Brunch, Casual Brunch and Favorite Fast Bites. RAMW honored two additional members with the Joan Hisaoka Allied Member of the Year, given to Acme Paper & Supply Co., Inc. for exemplifying commitment to and support of RAMW, and the Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award, presented to restaurateur Ashok Bajaj.. These awards were determined by RAMW’s Executive Committee. The winners of the 35th Annual RAMMY Awards can be found here. Bon Appétit announced the 50 frontrunners for The Hot 10: America’s Best New Restaurants 2017. This year’s winners of the annual list will be revealed in the September issue and on bonappetit.com on August 15. “These are the tastiest, most exciting places we ate at over the last 12 months,” says deputy editor Andrew Knowlton. He and special projects editor Julia Kramer traveled 35,000 miles, eating more than 1,000 meals in 40 U.S. cities and small towns in search of the country’s best. The list of 50 finalists is now available at bonappetit.com/top50. The three restaurants that made the cut from the D.C. area: Himitsu; Pineapple & Pearls; and Timber Pizza Company.