Young and Hungry

G Sandwich Shop Gets Slammed, Closes After Two Hours

Chef Mike Isabella's new sandwich shop, G, got so mobbed during its grand opening today that it was forced to shut down early. The 14th Street NW spot, which offered $5 sandwiches today only, ran out of sesame rolls and focaccia and closed a little after 1 p.m. (It was supposed to be open until 4 p.m.) Y&H was there earlier and talked to one customer who'd ordered one of every sandwich on the menu.

A rep for the restaurant says G sold 240 sandwiches in 90 minutes. All $1,200 from the sandwiches sold will go the American Cancer Society's Fit for Hope program.

For those who will have to wait another day for one of Isabella's sandwiches, here's a peek at some of the offerings. The Washington City Paper staff favorite of the four we tried was the cauliflower sandwich. 

Roasted cauliflower with romesco, pickled vegetables, paprika

Suckling pig with mustard greens, spicy apple mostarda, and provolone

Spring lamb with tzaziki, romaine, pickled onion, and dill

"Jersey Mac" with duck egg, housemade taylor ham, muenster cheese, and duck fat English muffin

Photos by Jessica Sidman

  • Notinbred


  • wtf

    What ever happened to a pastrami sandwich with swiss and brown mustard on rye?

    who wants to eat a duck egg sandwich on a duck fat english muffin, and then likely pay $12+ for it...

  • Jessica Sidman

    @wtf FYI, it's $7 for the Jersey Mac. And there are plenty of places to get a pastrami sandwich in D.C. I suggest Stachowski's, Deli City, and Kangaroo Boxing Club.

  • Old People

    McDonald's over 1 Billion served.

  • Chris hauser

    Deli city, indeed.

  • The Java Master

    Cauliflower & pickled veggies, another reason not to be a vegetarian. Thanks for the warning.

  • tomaj

    it is any wonder young chefs concentrate not on getting experience, but of getting on "top chef" ?