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Improving Our Website

We are in the process of redesigning our website and want to make it as useful for you as it can be. Please take our poll that we have on

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Restaurants, an Industry of Opportunity

The restaurant industry really is the fabric of America and this short film, just five minutes, features four Washington restaurateurs, Tom Douglas, Scott Dickinson, Bret Stewart and Amy Igloi-Matsuno (amongst

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Don’t Get Scammed!

Reporter John Stark at The Bellingham Herald contacted the WRA yesterday about an alarming scam we’ve warned our members of previously. Moral of the story: If you receive an unusual

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We Want to See Your Charitable Work Rewarded

It’s that time of year again! Time to submit your nomination for the annual Restaurant Neighbor Award. If your restaurant or another one you know of is doing good deeds

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Restaurant Week! Get It While the Eating’s Good

Seattle’s Restaurant Week is going strong until next Thursday (April 29) with 100 participating King County restaurants offering three-course dinners for $25 Sundays through Thursdays. Some will also add a

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WRA Member Holly Smith: Next Iron Chef?

According to Eat All About It, former Seattle P-I reporter Rebekah Denn’s food blog, Cafe Juanita chef Holly Smith is slated to appear on the popular Food Network show. From

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Take a Bow, Spokane Restaurateurs!

Earlier this month, some of Spokane’s most outstanding restaurants were recognized by the WRA’s Spokane Chapter. These honors were given to industry leaders who exemplify dedication to customers, food quality,

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Healthy Cooking Techniques

Graham Kerr, The Galloping Gourmet, was one of three presentations on the Sysco Demo Stage at the Northwest Foodservice Show in Seattle on April 18. Mr. Kerr taught restaurants how

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Hot Culinary Techniques at the Northwest Foodservice Show

Culinary icon, Graham Kerr, will take the stage Sunday, April 18, at the Northwest Foodservice Show along with other hot chefs to show restaurateurs how to bring healthful cooking techniques

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Come Toast the Finest of Our Industry!

Join the Washington Restaurant Association in applauding members and culinary students making a difference in our industry. 2010 Toasting the Finest Industry Awards March 6, 2010 South Seattle Community College

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43 Bands Entered, 3 Will Play: You Decide Who Rocks Seattle SoundBite 2010

Seattle SoundBite is a City of Music event, unique in that only Seattle musical groups with at least one member working in the foodservice industry are eligible to perform. This

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Restaurants for Relief – Haiti

The National Restaurant Association has partnered with Share Our Strength and launched an industry-wide initiative to raise funds for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. They have made it

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WRA Seattle Chapter Salutes Law Enforcement Bravery

Bravo to the Seattle Chapter! Once again, the restaurant industry proves just how hospitable it really is! Thanks to the efforts of restaurants and suppliers throughout the city, more than

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National Restaurant Association Responds to NYC Sodium Reduction

The NRA announced yesterday that while they appreciate what the New York Board of Health is trying to do by implementing a voluntary program to reduce sodium, that they support

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New York City to Implement Voluntary Sodium Reduction

You may have read our CEO’s column in our magazine The Front Burner this month which predicts sodium will be one of the top issues restaurants will face in 2010.