It may not have been the weekend’s most dramatic event (more on that later), but the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington’s annual Rammys awards gala was the most glamorous. The Washington Post’s own Bonnie Benwick and Joe Yonan live tweeted the event (they were also announcers) where Equinox chef Todd Gray took the coveted Chef of the Year honors. Over at Eater DC, Amy McKeever has the definitive post of photos and observations of the festivities and afterparty.
Saturday’s Caribbean Carnival was in financial trouble even before it was marred by disturbing acts of violence. One wonders if this might make it even more difficult to secure funding for next year’s parade.
Last Wednesday a little band called U2 played a couple songs up in Baltimore. DCist’s Chris Klimek was on hand, and he provided a more than thorough breakdown of the set.
Andrew Nations of DC Beer writes that the Shenandoah Brewing Company has been sold, and although management is changing, you will still be able to make appointments at Alexandria’s only brew-on-premises operation. Just make sure you don’t plan on carting your homebrew across the river for an afternoon of Jazz in the Garden, as DCist reports that the Smithsonian is actually following through on its no booze in the Sculpture Garden rule.