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all photos: Morgan H. West

The 2016 Rammys aka DC Food Oscars aka ONE OF OUR FAVORITE PARTIES OF EVERY YEAR happened last night. It was sold out and big and loud and shiny and fun. And, as always… we took a bunch of big and loud and shiny and fun photos.



But before we dive into those, congratulations to ALL THE WINNERS (and nominees, of course), it has been a great year for food in DC:

  • Formal Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year: Marcel’s by Robert Wiedmaier
  • Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year: Le Diplomate
  • Everyday Casual Restaurant of the Year: Bar Pilar
  • New Restaurant of the Year: Maketto (take a look inside Erik Bruner-Yang’s fridge here)
  • Chef of the Year: Scott Drewno, The Source by Wolfgang Puck (Check out our peek inside Scott’s fridge)
    Rising Culinary Star of the Year: Jonah Kim, Yona
  • Pastry Chef of the Year: Alex Levin, Osteria Morini
  • Wine Program of the Year: The Red Hen
  • Cocktail Program of the Year: 2 Birds 1 Stone


  • Beer Program of the Year: Right Proper Brewing Company
  • Service Program of the Year: Fiola
  • Restaurateur of the Year: Mike Isabella Concepts
  • Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year: Port City Brewing Company
  • Favorite Gathering Place of the Year: Northside Social Coffee & Wine
  • Upscale Casual Brunch: Blue Duck Tavern
  • Everyday Casual Brunch: Duke’s Grocery
  • Favorite Fast Bites: Bub and Pop’s
  • Joan Hisaoka Allied Member of the Year: Republic National Distributing Company
  • Employee of the Year: Jorge Martinez, The Source by Wolfgang Puck
  • Manager of the Year: Jennifer Lucy, Estadio