DiRoNA News

Port Carling Restaurant Wins Distinguished Restaurant Award

PORT CARLING ⎯ There are only 642 restaurants in the world that hold a Distinguished Restaurant of North America (DiRoNA) Award and only 69 in Canada. Loondocks of Port Carling has just been added to the roster as one of the new 2016 additions to the list. “The 13...

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Coral Springs Restaurant Honored with Fine Dining Award

By: Sharon Aron Baron - Coral Springs Talk The Cook & the Cork Restaurant in Coral Springs has been honored with a Distinguished Restaurant of North America (DiRoNA) Award – one of the most prestigious awards for fine dining. “We are thrilled to have added The...

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Apply Before April 1st For Our Annual DiRoNA Scholarships

Since 1987, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has provided merit-based scholarships for undergraduate students pursuing degrees related to the restaurant industry.  We’ve assisted close to 2,000 students with scholarship awards that range from...

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Visit DiRoNA in Booth #663 at the National Restaurant Show

Visit the DiRoNA booth #663 at this years National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, IL. The NRA Show hosts a spirited four days of meeting, seeing, tasting, testing and more.  Click Here to learn more   NRA SHOW WRAP UP VIDEO from NRA Show on Vimeo. Experience...

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Join Us For The 2017 DiRoNA Annual Reunion Luncheon

DiRoNA is proud to have awarded over 650 distinctive restaurants across North America since its inception in 1990. To celebrate our wonderful organization and honor our Hall of Fame members, DiRoNA hosts an annual reunion luncheon in Chicago occurring during the...

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What It Means to be a DiRoNA Awardee

What it means to be a DiRoNA Awardee. As a longstanding member of DiRoNA, it’s my pleasure to offer you a little insight into how much the association means to me and the positive relationship I have with many of the members. It was 1977; I had just married my wife...

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Chimney Park Recognized as one of Continent’s Best

WINDSOR — A think tank forms in the kitchen before every shift at Chimney Park Restaurant & Bar. In a matter of hours, the night's elite four-course tasting menu is drafted from scratch, giving diners a unique fine-dining experience at every visit to the downtown...

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Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Winners! The DiRoNA Award Scholarship Fund is managed and administered by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Each year DiRoNA provides 4-6 scholarships in the United States and 2 scholarships in Canada....

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Meet the Chef: Bill Brady of Sonoma Restaurant

Bill and Kim Brady opened Sonoma Restaurant in Princeton in September of 1996, “realizing their dream of owning and operating what has become Central Massachusetts, premier dining establishment.” Sonoma and executive chef Bill Brady both have garnered ongoing local...

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