Posts Tagged ‘Greek cuisine’

Americans Finally Forced to Say “Gyro” Correctly

Marking a small loss for strict spellers, but a huge gain for right-thinking people everywhere, a fast-casual Greek restaurant opening near Dupont today will insist on the correct pronunciation of its main menu item by spelling it phonetically. "'YEE-RO,'" says Alex Alevras, principle partner of GRK Fresh Greek. "You know it as 'JAI-RO.'" Americans have been slaughtering […]

It’s Official: Mike Isabella’s Greek Place Is Finally Happening (With An Italian Twist)

The rumors have been swirling for months. Now, it's a done deal. Chef Mike Isabella announced today the details of his third (but possibly not last) D.C. restaurant. As widely speculated, it's a Greek-themed eatery. Kapnos it's called. (That's Greek for smoke.) And, as long rumored, it will be located near the corner of 14th […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on the Young & Hungry Blog

As you can imagine, the news of Spike Mendelsohn's eviction took center stage this week on the Y&H blog. No other item drew even a quarter of the readers. But now, there's good news on the Spike front: The chef and his erstwhile roomie have started to pay back their landlord, with the promise of […]