Posts Tagged ‘Jersey Shore’

Dinner Roll of the Dice: Brian McBride and Robert Weidmaier Eye Atlantic City

Brian McBride is frying up some severed shrimp heads, part of an ambitious recipe for a new pasta dish. For a veteran of the restaurant scene in Washington, with its sizeable international population and its proliferation of sushi joints, the noggins might not seem especially out of the ordinary. But McBride, the former chef at […]

Gravy Trained: Mike Isabella’s Jersey-Italian Graffiato Is Neither Jersey Nor Italian. Discuss.

Chef Mike Isabella likes to play up his New Jersey roots—at least on TV. During season six of Top Chef, Isabella’s breakout performance to the nation, the former Zaytinya toque showcased his flair for Italian cooking, garnished with frequent nods to the Garden State. “When people would ask, ‘What part of Italy is your food […]

Three Things to Try This Weekend

"Hawaii Five-O" burger at Ted's Bulletin, glazed with teriyaki sauce, served atop grilled pineapple and topped with thinly sliced Spam, $12.29; 505 8th St. SE, (202) 544-8337 "Jersey Shore" pizza at Graffiato, topped with fried calamari and spicy pepper aioli, $15; 707 6th St. NW, (202) 289-3600 Bombolini ricotta doughnuts at Fiola (pictured), served with crème […]

Graffiato’s Spicy Calamari Pie: A Taste of the Jersey Shore in Chinatown

Growing up in New Jersey, chef Mike Isabella says Friday nights meant two things: pizza and fried calamari. Now, he's married the two. Behold, the "Jersey Shore" pizza at Graffiato, Isabella's hugely ballyhooed new restaurant in Chinatown, which opened Thursday. Adorned with lightly crispy rings of squid and splashed with spicy, bright traffic-cone-orange pepper aioli, […]