Posts Tagged ‘Graffiato’

Can Scott Drewno Repeat As D.C.’s Pork King?

The local, um, leg of Cochon 555, aka "The Pork Olympics," is coming up April 22. Today, organizers announced this year's cheftestants who, as the Post reports, will compete to break down whole pigs into the best bite-sized dishes. Last year's victor, The Source's Scott Drewno, will return to defend his title against, among others, […]

Mike Isabella Wins ‘People’s Best New Chef’ Mid-Atlantic

Congrats to Graffiato boss and recent Washington City Paper cover boy Mike Isabella, the winner of "People's Best New Chef" for the Mid-Atlantic region, as voted by the readers of Food & Wine magazine.  Tim Byres of Smoke in Dallas (a recent guest chef at Rogue 24) is the overall winner for 2012. Cover photo […]

Who’s D.C.’s Best New Chef?

Recent Washington City Paper cover boy Mike Isabella of Graffiato is one of three D.C. nominees for "People's Best New Chef" honors, as voted by the public and presented by Food & Wine magazine. Among other Mid-Atlantic representatives, Karen Nicolas of Equinox and Nicholas Stefanelli of Bibiana are also in the running. Arlington gets a […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Restaurant-Friendly Kids Edition

A conviction in the 2011 beating of a man outside Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant. [Examiner] Here's how Fiola's Fabio Trabocchi makes meatballs. [Washington Times] Firefly's Danny Bortnick's advice on making your kid more restaurant-friendly. [Eatocracy] Footage from the local Top Chef casting call at Graffiato. [NBC Washington] José Andrés says "[y]ou do have to be a […]

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 […]