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Fabio Trabocchi, Ashok Bajaj Take Top Awards at 2013 RAMMYS
Here is the full list of winners. By Jessica Voelker
Comments () | Published June 24, 2013
The RAMW names Ashok Bajaj  Restaurateur of the Year. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Washington’s dining community gathered Sunday for the annual RAMMY awards, presented to members of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington. The gala happened at the sprawling Marriott Wardman Park in Woodley Park.

Major honors went to chef Fabio Trabocchi, whose Italian spot Fiola had already won for best new restaurant in 2012. Knightsbridge Restaurant Group owner Ashok Bajaj took the prize for 2013 Restaurateur of the Year—this followed a 2012 victory for the group; Knightsbridge chef Vikram Sunderam was last year's best chef.

Also on an honor roll: Adams Morgan bistro Mintwood Place, which scored the top spot in the new restaurant category just a week after Condé Nast Traveler counted it among the best new restaurants in the world. It has been a year of recognition for downtown stalwart C.F. Folks, too. It took the Casual Restaurant RAMMY for 2013, and earlier this year the James Beard Foundation bestowed its America's Classic Award upon it. Another big winner on Sunday: Blue Duck Tavern, this year’s fine dining victor.

Check out the full list of 2013 RAMMY winners after the jump.

Fine Dining Restaurant: Blue Duck Tavern

Upscale Casual Restaurant: Estadio

New Restaurant: Mintwood Place

Casual Restaurant: C.F. Folks Restaurant

Chef: Fabio Trabocchi, Fiola

Restaurateur: Ashok Bajaj, Knightsbridge Restaurant Group

Pastry Chef: Beverly Bates, Vidalia  

Rising Culinary Star: Scot Harlan, Green Pig Bistro

Restaurant Manager: Michael Nevarez, Vidalia/Bistro Bis/Woodward Table

Restaurant Employee: Luis Noriega, Zengo

Wine Program: Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

Beverage/Mixology Program: Room 11

Neighborhood Gathering Place: Nellie's Sports Bar

Hottest Restaurant Bar Scene: Bar Pilar

Power Spot: P.J. Clarke's

Honorary Milestone: Clyde's of Georgetown

Joan Hisaoka Associate Member: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award: Linda Lee
 

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