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The 36th Annual RAMMY Awards Gala, aka The Rammys 2018, aka Restaurant Prom, filled multiple floors of the massive Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The awards ceremony meets dance party celebrated some of D.C.’s finest food and drink folk. Scroll through for excellent photos by Sarah Gerrity and the list of winners.



The winners of the 36th Annual RAMMY Awards

Upscale Brunch of the Year: Osteria Morini

Read our thoughts on Osteria Morini’s brunch in our Brunch Guide

Casual Brunch of the Year: Ambar Capitol Hill

Read our thoughts on Ambar’s brunch in our Brunch Guide

Favorite Gathering Place of the Year: The Daily Dish

Favorite Fast Bites of the Year: Moby Dick House of Kabob

Rising Culinary Star of the Year: Gerald Addison and Chris Morgan, Compass Rose Bar + Kitchen, Maydan

Read our thoughts on Maydan

Beer Program of the Year: Owen’s Ordinary

Cocktail Program of the Year: Espita Mezcaleria

Read Espita Mezcaleria’s Beverage Director Megan Barnes’ Drink Diary

Wine Program of the Year: BOURBON STEAK

Joan Hisaoka Allied Member of the Year: USI Insurance Services

Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year: Right Proper Brewing Company

Read our Freshly Tapped: Right Proper’s Ravaged by Wolves

Employee of the Year: Andrea Tateosian, Urbana

Read our thoughts on Urbana

Manager of the Year: Heidi Minora, Commissary

Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year: Clarity

Casual Restaurant of the Year: Ivy City Smokehouse Tavern

Service Program of the Year: minibar by José Andrés

Read What’s In Your Fridge: José Andrés

Restaurateur of the Year: Ari Gejdenson, Mindful Restaurants

Pastry Chef of the Year: Tiffany MacIsaac, Buttercream Bakeshop

Formal Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year: Masseria

Read Behind the Bar at Masseria

New Restaurant of the Year: CHIKO

Read our thoughts on CHIKO

Chef of the Year: Amy Brandwein, Centrolina

Read our thoughts on Centrolina