Posts Tagged ‘Mike Isabella’

Del Campo’s Chivito Makes a Guest Appearance at G Sandwich Shop

The next of the monthly guest chefs at Mike Isabella's G sandwich shop: Del Campo's Victor Albisu. For January, he's bringing his take on the classic Uruguayan chivito sandwich to the menu. The hefty sandwich consists of seared ribeye, mortadella ham, olives, hearts of palm, and a fried egg. The price tag? $15. Which may […]

The Source’s Scott Drewno Is the First Guest Chef at G Sandwich Shop

Every month, Mike Isabella hands over Graffiato's kitchen to guest chefs from around the country for rowdy Industry Takeover Nights. Now, he's also letting fellow chefs into the kitchen at G sandwich shop as well. Each month, the menu will feature a different sandwich created by someone from another restaurant. The Source chef Scott Drewno […]

Mike Isabella to Open Another Greek Restaurant in Arlington

Mike Isabella has already opened five restaurants in about two years (one of which he's split ties with). But he's not stopping there: The chef announced today that he plans to open Kapnos Taverna, a spinoff of his Greek-inspired restaurant Kapnos, in Ballston next summer. Kapnos Taverna, located at 4000 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, will include […]

The ’Wiching Hour: G’s Roasted Cauliflower Sandwich

The Sandwich: Roasted Cauliflower Where: G Sandwich Shop, 2201 14th St. NW Price: $8 Bread: Sesame roll Stuffings: Roasted cauliflower, pickled vegetables, romesco sauce, and paprika Thickness: 3.25 inches

Egg Off: Jersey Mac vs. Egg McMuffin

Fans of elevated junk food are still waiting for an upscale spin on Doritos Locos. In the meantime, D.C. restaurants are doing plenty to reinvent American fast-food staples. The latest example: Mike Isabella’s Jersey Mac at G sandwich shop, a take on McDonald’s famous Egg McMuffin. Isabella’s Mac is greasier, messier, heftier, and pricier than […]

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 […]

G Sandwich Shop Gets Slammed, Closes After Two Hours

Chef Mike Isabella's new sandwich shop, G, got so mobbed during its grand opening today that it was forced to shut down early. The 14th Street NW spot, which offered $5 sandwiches today only, ran out of sesame rolls and focaccia and closed a little after 1 p.m. (It was supposed to be open until […]

Get a “Jersey Mac” at Mike Isabella’s Sandwich Shop Today

Today's the big day for G sandwich shop from chef Mike Isabella. The 46-seat spot next to Kapnos on 14th Street NW opens at 11 a.m., serving chicken parm subs and spiced baby goat sandwiches. Today only, all sandwiches will cost only $5 until 4 p.m., with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society's Fit for […]

Open Season: Restaurateurs Go Big Quickly in Expanding Their Businesses

It’s opening day at the Greek-inspired 14th Street NWrestaurant Kapnos, and chef/owner Mike Isabella admits he’s already going gray. For the first time, I notice white hairs salt the 38-year-old’s gelled-up ’do and scruffy beard. “It’s adrenaline and it’s stress,” Isabella says of opening new restaurants. “You work every day, open to close. And it’s […]

Spike vs. Mike

Top Chef brethren Spike Mendelsohn and Mike Isabella both happen to be opening meat-centric restaurants in D.C. today. Mendelsohn unveils his steak frites joint Bearnaise in Capitol Hill, and Isabella brings Greek-inspired Kapnos to 14th Street NW. How do they stack up away from the TV kitchen? Graphic by Carey Jordan