Posts Tagged ‘Mike Isabella’

How Long Have All D.C. Chefs Lasted On Top Chef? (Spoiler)

Kapnos chef George Pagonis didn't do so well in the first episode.

Kapnos Chef George Pagonis Says He Won’t Cause Drama on Top Chef

The show premieres Oct. 15.

Pepita Mexican Cantina Pop-Up Coming to Mike Isabella’s G

Four courses for $40.

The D.C. Dining Scene’s Most Prolific Tweeters

Which D.C. restaurant and bar folks have the biggest followings?

Is the Future of D.C. Restaurants in Collaborations?

Mandu could have been mistaken for a hot nightclub with a line of people camped out down the block at 10 p.m. on a recent Friday night. But instead of a bouncer, a host ushered in the crowds. Within 10 minutes, every seat in the Korean restaurant was full, with people two or three deep […]

Kapnos Chef George Pagonis Will Appear on Top Chef

Following in the footsteps of his boss Mike Isabella, Kapnos chef George Pagonis will appear on the next season of Top Chef. Set to premiere Oct. 15, the Bravo show will take place in Boston this year. Prior to Kapnos, Pagonis spent time at Graffiato and Zaytinya (where he first worked under Isabella) as well as Aureole  in […]

Victor Albisu Drops Out of Ballston Restaurant Challenge

The Ballston Restaurant Challenge has already been rife with drama as eight semifinalists competed for the chance to win a lease in the neighborhood with a year of free rent, a $245,000 interest-free loan, and other free legal and financial services. (Read last week's Y&H column about how the contest was not quite what it promoted […]

Ballston’s Restaurant Challenge Isn’t Exactly What It Seems

More than 35,000 people showed up in Ballston for the Taste of Arlington last week to drink beer, listen to live music, and sample food from some 40 area restaurants. But for eight of the chefs and restaurateurs serving the sunburned masses, the stakes were high. As contestants in Ballston’s Restaurant Challenge, they were competing, […]

Mike Isabella Will Open a Mexican Restaurant in Ballston

Apparently Mike Isabella hasn’t given up on Mexican food. Nearly a year after his split with Bandolero, Isabella has announced plans to open a Mexican cantina called Pepita in Ballston. The restaurant will be located at 4000 Wilson Blvd.—the same building as his second Greek restaurant, Kapnos Taverna, which is slated to open this fall. This time around, Isabella […]

Mike Isabella’s G Sandwich Shop Coming to Nationals Park

Mike Isabella expansion mania continues! This time to Nationals Park, where he'll open a second outpost of his 14th Street NW sandwich shop G this month. The eatery will be located on the main concourse near the first base gate. The menu will be more limited than the flagship G, with four of the top-selling sandwiches, […]