3 Huge November Foodie Events in D.C.: Emporiyum, Metro Cooking Show, Capital Food Fight
Oct22

3 Huge November Foodie Events in D.C.: Emporiyum, Metro Cooking Show, Capital Food Fight

Three of Washington, D.C.’s best foodie events of the year are taking place within a week of each other this November: The Metro Cooking Show, Emporiyum, and the Capital Food Fight. Can you handle all three? Check out the details on each of them here. 2014 Metro Cooking Show D.C. — November 8th & 9th A-list chefs Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri headline MetroCooking DC on November 8th from 10am-6pm and 9th from 10am-5pm at...

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DC Restaurant Buzz: Oyamel Day of the Dead, Isabella’s Pepita pops up at G, Taste of DC & Bethesda, Second State
Oct08

DC Restaurant Buzz: Oyamel Day of the Dead, Isabella’s Pepita pops up at G, Taste of DC & Bethesda, Second State

There’s lots of good booze news right now in D.C., but there’s always plenty of restaurant buzz too. Here’s our latest roundup, ranging from new restaurants and grand openings, to special celebrations and offerings, and much more. Second State: New Farm-to-Table Restaurant Reese Gardner is opening Second State, which will replace the former Mighty Pint at 1831 M Street, NW. Gardner, a Pennsylvania native, decided to...

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Catch Up With 5 Washington, D.C., Top Chefs
Nov16

Catch Up With 5 Washington, D.C., Top Chefs

Washington, D.C., has proven to be a hotbed for reality and cooking show contestants, particularly for Bravo’s “Top Chef.” The area is home to many big-name competitors and cheftestants from various seasons of the show, and since their time being berated by Tom Colicchio and Padma Lakshmi, they have all gone on to achieve success. Here, you can catch up with five Washington, D.C., chefs who had their turn on...

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Mike Isabella’s Graffiato Now in Business: Opening Weekend Review
Jun25

Mike Isabella’s Graffiato Now in Business: Opening Weekend Review

When I spoke with Mike Isabella 2 1/2 months ago, he was getting his hands dirty and doing all of the gritty behind the scenes work to open up his new restaurant Graffiato, located in Washington D.C.’s Penn Quarter. After some delays and setbacks along the way, Graffiato finally debuted, which meant it was time for a visit to check out the place on opening weekend. Graffiato has a two-story space which showcases floor to ceiling...

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‘Top Chef All-Stars’ Mike Isabella Interview: New Restaurant Graffiato Ready to Debut
Apr08

‘Top Chef All-Stars’ Mike Isabella Interview: New Restaurant Graffiato Ready to Debut

Mike Isabella is fresh off his second stint as a competitor on “Top Chef,” Bravo’s super popular cooking competition slash reality television show, hosted by Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio. This time, Isabella starred on “Top Chef All-Stars,” which featured a deep cast of talented chefs who didn’t win their original seasons, giving them a second chance to emerge and finally get the big win. He...

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