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New Restaurant Association Partnership; Pizza Talk

POLITICS— The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington has struck up a partnership with Events DC, the city's events arm. According to RAMW's Kyle Rees, the two groups will work together to bring more attention to restaurants, particularly surrounding specific events like the upcoming U.S. Men vs Germany soccer game June 2 at RFK Stadium. RAMW will also connect restaurateurs with some of the city's events venues, like the Carnegie Library. [EaterWire]

FOOD MEDIA— Here's Washingtonian critic Todd Kliman, pizza master Edan MacQuaid and Ledo's Jimmy Marcos, all talking about pizza in Washington. The trio appeared as guests today on the Kojo Nnamdi show. [WAMU]

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS— New Columbia Heights shares the news that Mama Chuy's patio is open, and even better, that the restaurant is hosting practically an all day happy hour (11 a.m.-7 p.m.) during the week. [NCH]

EVENT PLANNING— A new hospitality industry group called Industree is starting a speaker series featuring restaurant leaders. It will kick off May 14 at 9 a.m. and feature investor Hilda Staples, Clyde's Tom Meyer and Taylor Gourmet's Casey Taylor Patten all talking entrepreneurship. [EaterWire]

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