Rammy Winners Announced

DC's annual Rammy awards were announced last night during a 1940s themed shindig packed with more than 1,500 people at the Marriott Wardman Park. The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington awards went to:

• Best New Restaurant: Birch & Barley

Chef of the Year: Scott Drewno of The Source by Wolfgang Puck

Rising Culinary Star: Nicholas Stefanelli of Bibiana

Fine Dining Restaurant: 2941

Upscale Casual Restaurant: Vermilion

Power Spot: BLT Steak

Neighborhood Gathering Place: Cork Wine Bar

Hottest Restaurant Bar Scene: Birch & Barley/ChurchKey

Pastry Chef: Anthony Chavez of 2941

Beverage/Mixology Program: PS 7’s

Wine Program: Proof

Restaurant Employee: Adolfo Cajchon of Seasons

Restaurant Manager: Mark Politzer of Bourbon Steak

Your Favorite Restaurant (voted by online/newspaper ballot): CoCo. Sala