Posts Tagged ‘Jonathan Umbel’

Bandolero Owners’ Son Charged With Felony Assault of Fellow Employee

Cody Umbel, the son of and an employee of Bandolero owners Jonathan and Bethany Umbel, has been charged with felony assault for allegedly punching one of the restaurant's food runners in the face. The incident allegedly took place at Bandolero around 2 a.m. on Oct. 6. According to a police affidavit and an interview with Y&H, […]

Defensive Tackle: The Messiest Restaurant Dispute in Georgetown Keeps Getting Messier

Last Thursday, lawyers for Bandolero and Tackle Box, their Georgetown landlord, and a neighboring property owner sat down for a mandatory mediation meeting in an attempt to reach a compromise over clashes that go back nearly two years. At stake: the restaurants’ ability to sell alcohol, which is critical to their survival. The landlord, 2441 […]

Mike Isabella Pulls Out of Bandolero

Mike Isabella ended his business relationship with Georgetown Mexican restaurant Bandolero this morning. "Everything has been dissolved," he says. He says the decision was his. The chef of Graffiato, Kapnos, and G sandwich shop says he wanted to focus more time on his new restaurants. Isabella was never a partner in Bandolero, but rather had a […]

Is Mike Isabella Distancing Himself From Bandolero?

Chef Mike Isabella appears to be trying to distance himself from Bandolero, the poorly reviewed Georgetown Mexican restaurant he helped open that's been the subject of extensive litigation with its landlord. The websites for Isabella's restaurants Graffiato, G, Kapnos, and just-announced G GrabandGo in New Jersey reference each other but make no mention of Bandolero. […]

Landlord Wants to Evict Tackle Box and Bandolero

The landlord of Tackle Box and Bandolero is trying to give both Georgetown restaurants the boot in a messy legal battle that has dragged on for nearly a year. 2441 Bond St. Equities LLC, which owns the adjoining properties of 3241 and 3245 M streets NW, filed a series of lawsuits against restaurateur Jonathan Umbel and […]

Mike Isabella’s Bandolero Tattoo

Last year, Mike Isabella got a tattoo of a brass-knuckled pizza cutter on his forearm to commemorate the opening of Graffiato. In honor of his new mod-Mex spot Bandolero, the chef is getting some ink of a bandolero. The Mexican cowboy tattoo even matches the restaurant's Day of the Dead theme. In a way, Isabella […]

Mike Isabella Is Cooking Up Another Bandolero Pop-Up

In case you missed his earlier pop-up, Top Chef alum and recent Washington City Paper cover boy Mike Isabella is hosting another preview of his forthcoming Mexican concept Bandolero later this month. This time, the series of five-course, $65-per-person dinners, running April 19 through May 4, will take place at Tackle Box in Cleveland Park. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hook and Tackle Box Closed ‘Indefinitely’ After Fire

Y&H just received an official statement from Jonathan Umbel, owner of Georgetown eateries Tackle Box and Hook, both damaged by fire on Wednesday: The cause of today's fire in Georgetown behind Hook and Tackle Box restaurants is yet to be determined. It is believed that the fire started outside of Hook in the loading dock, however […]

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