Posts Tagged ‘Bandolero’

Gut Reaction: Super Sopes, Boring Ribs at Mike Isabella’s Bandolero Preview

This is not a formal review, but rather an off-the-cuff first-impressions-style riff on a brand-spankin' new D.C. restaurant It was one the hottest tickets in town: Graffiato owner and Top Chef alum Mike Isabella's pop-up preview of his forthcoming Mexican concept, Bandolero, at the new Living Social headquarters in Penn Quarter. The series of five-course […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Apropos Po’Boy Edition

Ten places to get po'boys for Mardi Gras. [Washingtonian] Michel Richard gives up on Tysons Corner. [WaPo] Photos from Mike Isabella's Bandolero preview. [Dining Bisnow] Andy Shallal wants to bring Busboys & Poets to Anacostia. [WaPo] Nando's is big on D.C., not so much New York. [Business Day] Bethesda eateries want to open their windows […]

What To Eat Tonight: Octopus Tacos at Bandolero Preview

Tonight: Graffiato's Mike Isabella previews the fare for his forthcoming Mexican concept, Bandolero, with a pop-up event at the Living Social headquarters on F Street NW. If you don't have tickets, you are way too late.  Folks looking to attend the evening's other marquee pop-up event, the planned Vietnamese "Pho U" soiree at Montserrat House, […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Coca-Cola Freestyle Edition

José Andrés almost crashed his new food truck into a tree. Let this be a lesson to all you young people entering the industry: don't eat and drive. [Eater DC] Mike Isabella dishes about his Mexican-inspired menu at the forthcoming Bandolero. Salsa? Not included. Fajitas? Maybe. Tacos? Most definitely. Margaritas? Hiccup! [Washingtonian] One writer's last […]

Mike Isabella Pairs Tequila With Octopus Tacos at Pop-Up Bandolero Preview

Tickets are now on sale for Graffiato chef Mike Isabella's pop-up preview of his forthcoming Georgetown eatery Bandolero. Isabella tells the Post the pop-up concept “gives us the opportunity to test out some of our food and train my staff”—pretty much the same reason that restaurants hold a "soft" opening, as the former Top Chef […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Virgin Sangria Edition

Rumor du jour: Cava Mezze could be coming to Columbia Heights [Prince of Petworth] José Andrés' new D.C. food truck, Pepe, will serve six kinds of flautas and one kind of sangria: the non-alcoholic kind. [Eater DC] Looking for someone to blame for the demise of Capital City Diner? Look no farther than scandal-scarred politico […]

Tackle Box Reopens In Georgetown

Five months after a fire ravaged the joint, Tackle Box is back in business in Georgetown. The restaurant announced its somewhat delayed reopening on Tuesday via Twitter: "We are so glad to be back up and running in Georgetown!" The same blaze also took out adjacent sustainable seafood spot Hook, which proprietor Jonathan Umbel, who […]

Mike Isabella On Shuttling Between Chinatown and Georgetown

"I actually just bought a Honda Ruckus scooter, and I plan on riding back and forth between both locations. You know, some days I’ll be at one restaurant in the a.m. and lunch, some days I’ll be there in the p.m., but I plan on being at both restaurants."—Chef Mike Isabella, talking to The Georgetowner […]

Hooked! Mike Isabella Is, In Fact, Georgetown-Bound, After All

Well, that was fast. Earlier this morning, Graffiato's Mike Isabella brushed aside the rumor that he would be opening a new eatery inside the fire-ravaged former Hook restaurant in Georgetown. Now, mere hours later, he confirms that, yes, the whole thing is true: Bandolero will be the name of the place. Why deny the truth […]

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