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Kapnos: A First Look

Last Saturday my boyfriend and I had a chance to check out one of Chef Mike Isabella’s latest ventures, Kapnos (2201 14th St., NW). Located at the corner of 14th and W Streets NW, it is somewhat off the beaten path from the many new bustling restaurants on 14th Street in Logan Circle.
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Dining and Dating Halloween Style: Bandolero

It is Halloween season and unless you are a skinny dipping coed in a horror film, love is likely not in the air. In fact, I would bet money that this week you are probably giving more thought to your Halloween costume (Honey Boo Boo is not a costume, it is a plague upon society) [...]

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Kraut Rocks DC This September

This September, a band of influential chefs will rock the Washington D.C. food scene with a multi-sensory gastronomical experience called “Kraut Rocks. ” Top Chef alum and Washington D.C. restaurateur Spike Mendelsohn will host the month-long culinary experience that puts sauerkraut, the classic fermented cabbage, on center stage (yes, you read that correctly).

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DC Restaurant Week Top 20 Picks

There are a lot of “foodies” in town and even more food bloggers, including yours truly, who all have their opinion about DC Restaurant Week. Proponents support the concept of restaurant week, generally because they agree that the promotion is helpful to bolster business in an otherwise slow time of the year for the restaurant [...]

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DC Restaurant Week Summer 2012 Newcomers

DC Restaurant Week takes place twice a year and since new restaurants open up every single month in the area, it is a great time to check out a place that you’ve been hearing about but haven’t had a chance to visit. According to my records, these spots are first timers to DC Restaurant Week. [...]

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Mike Isabella’s Bandolero Opens in Georgetown

Last night Mike Isabella, who has become DC’s golden boy, hosted a “tequila and taco party”, a media preview of his newest and highly anticipated modern Mexican restaurant, Bandolero (3241 M Street) in Georgetown. It was a star-studded party last night with appearances by several local celebrity chefs, including Mary Beth Albright from the Food [...]


Foodie Itinerary: Delicious To-Do Events April 23-29

Dining in DC’s Foodie Itinerary or To-Do List: Looking for some food-related events for this week or upcoming weeks? April is chock full o’ fun and delicious things to do and … eat! Below is a compilation of various, food-related events, such as tastings, festivals, and workshops or classes throughout the Washington, DC Metropolitan [...]


Dining in DC’s Top 10 Memorable Bites

Over the course of the last four years, since I started the blog, I have been asked many times what my favorite restaurant is or even where I would go if it was my last meal on Earth. To a person who spends more money on dining out than anything else, this is a very [...]


Livin’ up to the hype: Mike Isabella’s Graffiato

Like a summer movie blockbuster, rarely does a restaurant so highly anticipated , as Graffiato (707 6th St., NW) live up to the hype. Mike Isabella‘s first baby whose name means graffiti or scratched– is the latest addition the GalleryPlace\Chinatown ‘hood, open just 10 days when I visited, and has been one of the most [...]


Chef Mike Isabella To Open Graffiato on June 23.

Finally! This Thursday, June 23rd, Top Chef All-Stars Runner-Up (and local hero) Mike Isabella will open his first restaurant, Graffiato, an Italian-inspired restaurant in Chinatown (707 6th St., NW). Bar and dinner service will begin at 5:00 pm, seven days/week with lunch service to start up in a few weeks. Reservations are being [...]


This Weekend: The 12th Annual Washington, DC International Wine & Food Festival.

With much anticipation the 12th Annual Washington D.C. International Wine & Food Festival’s Grand Tasting will return to the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center this weekend on Saturday, February 12th & Sunday, February 13th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm each day. Notice the title? It’s wine before food. This is the perfect [...]

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The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show is coming to DC. Get your discount tickets now!

Mark Your Calendars! The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show, the premiere consumer event in the nation for cooking and entertaining enthusiasts of all ages [...]

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DC’s Most Notable Chefs to participate in Toyota Farm to Table Tour Thursday, July 29.

On Thursday, July 29th at FRESHFARM Market by the White House (810 Vermont Avenue NW), some of D.C.’s most talented Chefs will participate in the Toyota Farm to Table Tour which showcases the connection between farmers, chefs, farmers markets and the communities they serve. Now in its second year, the Toyota Farm to Table Tour [...]

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Breaking News! Mike Isabella Announces His Plans to Leave Zaytinya to Open His Own Place.

Are you ready to be shocked?! This sort of announcement always rocks my world. What can I say? Just a few hours ago, the City Paper’s Tim Carman broke the news that Former Top Chef contestant and head Chef at Jose Andres’ Zaytinya, Mike Isabella has plans to leaving Zaytinya, where he has worked since [...]