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These are the 2021 RAMMYS winners in Washington, DC

The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced the winners of the 2021 RAMMYS at an awards dinner celebrated last night at the Walter E. Convention Center

After two years, in-person dinner awards returns to Walter E. Convention Center to honor DC industry excellence

The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced the winners of the 2021 RAMMYS at an awards dinner celebrated last night at the Walter E. Convention Center. The Swizzle Chill TV team was on hand to witness the celebration of excellence within the local restaurant industry, the first in-person event in two years due to the pandemic.

The RAMMYS affair was approached with more caution, due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19’s Delta variant. Restaurant operators and Industry stakeholders gathered with mask precautions and vaccination verification. In addition, the entire celebration was held in one ballroom.

Several categories were new and reflected a new reality in the industry, as operators worked tirelessly to keep their businesses operational through takeout, special holiday dinners and well-strategized to-go packaging.

Here are the 2021 RAMMYS winners:

Managers of the Year (all participants were selected):

Employees of the Year (all participants were selected):

Most Innovative To-Go Packaging Game: Oyster Oyster

Most Impressive Pivot to Provisions or Market: Neighborhood Restaurant Group/Neighborhood Provisions

Outstanding Covid-Safe Redesign (Indoors or Outdoors): Clarity

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Good Neighbor Award, Individual Honors:

Good Neighbor Award, Company/Organization Honors:

The following are category winners selected through public polling:

Outstanding Ghost Kitchen or Pop-up Concept: DC Ghostburger

Coolest Cocktails and Beverages To-Go: Cactus Cantina

Standout Family Meal Packages To-Go: Ristorante i Ricchi

Prime Pandemic Patio Scene: Le Diplomate

Technology Trailblazers: Silver Diner

Splendid Holidays at Home Offerings: Chef Geoff’s

Festive Foodie Experiences: Eva Kronenburg, YouTube Cooking Series

Hottest Sandwich Shop: Roaming Rooster

Stellar Brunches at Home: Call Your Mother

In addition to the public voting categories, there was also the selection of the 2021 Honorary Milestone RAMMY Awards selected by the executive committee:

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The RAMMYS judges panel added two special honorable mention categories this year. The judges felt these two unofficial category mentions were important to provide a special moment of recognition to select organizations:

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