Posts Tagged ‘Graffiato’

Last Night’s Leftovers: Burgers For Breakfast Edition

Free pancakes at IHOP today. [WTOP] Todd Gray turns Watershed's daily management over to Dallas-based Culinaire [Post] Mintwood Place is now taking reservations [Washingtonian] Burger Tap & Shake is now serving breakfast burgers. [Facebook] Take a peak inside Coffy Cafe in Columbia Heights, opening Mar. 1 [Prince of Petworth] The deadline for comments on D.C.'s […]

Spike Mendelsohn’s Steak-Frites Burger Falls Flat In South Beach

Of all the D.C. food scenesters to show up for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Miami this past weekend—sightings included Graffiato's Mike Isabella, Proof/Estadio's Mark Kuller, Red Apron Butchery's Nate Anda, and BGR: The Burger Joint's Mark Bucher—perhaps none made a grander entrance than Spike Mendelsohn. The Good Stuff Eatery owner arrived […]

What To Eat This Weekend: Apple Calzones at Graffiato

On Saturday, Graffiato debuts its new brunch menu. Featured dishes include meatballs served with creamy polenta and egg ($10), spaghetti carbonara with pancetta, parmesan and egg ($12), a breakfast pizza with bacon, potato, broccolini and cheddar ($17) and, perhaps most tantalizing, an apple calzone with whipped mascarpone ($12). Of course you can get the standard […]

Mike Isabella Goes Nuts In South Beach

Washington City Paper cover boy Mike Isabella rolled into the South Beach Wine & Food Festival on Thursday with a pretty nutty posse. Really nutty. We're talking about the California Walnut Board, one of the festival's exhibitors. That's right, D.C.'s superstar chef is right now strutting around one of the most fashionable places on the […]

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 […]

Mike Isabella’s New Greek Restaurant Is ‘Going To Happen’ (Maybe)

For months now, Graffiato's Mike Isabella and his reps have been downplaying rumors about a planned Greek restaurant at 14th and W Streets NW. They're not denying the Top Chef alum's interest in that corner. But they're insisting no deal is done. Appearing on The Kojo Nnamdi Show on Wednesday, Isabella, who spent nearly three […]

Mike Isabella Talks Food With WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi

Graffiato's Mike Isabella is the featured guest on The Kojo Nnamdi Show today, which airs shortly after noon on WAMU 88.5 FM. "We're talking food, flavors, family and friendship with one of DC's hottest new chefs," according to the program notes. Will Isabella dish about his rumored Greek eatery on 14th Street NW? Stay tuned. […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Less About The Pig Edition

Operators of D.C.'s forthcoming snout-to-tail eatery The Pig insist the concept is not entirely about pork. Vegetarians might even dig it. We'll see. [Washingtonian] The guys behind Town Hall and The Dubliner open their latest eatery, Sixth Engine, tonight inside the historic Engine 6 firehouse at 438 Massachusetts Ave, NW. [Citybiz] Watch Rogue 24 guest […]

No, Mike Isabella Is Not Done Yet: Probable Greek Eatery Coming to 14th & W

Back in November, rumor had it that Graffiato's Mike Isabella was interested in opening yet another restaurant (his third in about a year) at 14th and W Streets NW. At the time, Isabella's rep confirmed that he'd looked at that particular corner—and lots of others—but added that no lease was signed or anything like that. […]

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 […]

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