Post Tagged with: "Mike Isabella"

Streetsense Throws a Party on the Plaza

Streetsense Throws a Party on the Plaza

Monday evening, Streetsense, a multidisciplinary design and strategy firm, hosted a new office grand opening in style, throwing a bash called ‘Party On The Plaza’ to debut their new office headquarters in downtown Bethesda. The open floor plan office was transformed into a swanky event venue last night where the company hosted over 300 guests. [...]

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My New Favorite Neighborhood(s)

My New Favorite Neighborhood(s)

Once upon a time, in a world where any address east of 17th Street, NW was considered a no-no-don’t go there, I found myself “there” with my then boyfriend as he considered moving out of his Dupont Circle duplex and into Logan Circle. He shared with me that this was not a horrifying neighborhood and [...]

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Upcoming WHCAD #5, Clinton Millennium Network at the Hamilton, NYC’s The Great Gatsby Premiere, Trust Luncheon, Refugees International Dinner and …

Upcoming WHCAD #5, Clinton Millennium Network at the Hamilton, NYC’s The Great Gatsby Premiere, Trust Luncheon, Refugees International Dinner and …

Sometimes writing about life is really challenging when you are so busy out LIVING it. The more “seasoned” I get, it seems the more difficult it is. I suppose after now almost seven years of blogging, I have to remember the real reason I started: to share with my friends, family, clients, and colleagues what [...]

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Announcing the 1st Annual D.C. Trucky Awards : There’s More to a Food Truck than the Food

Years ago my friend now managing editor of Pacific Punch and globe trotting travel writer, Lindsay Taub emailed me about covering a cool event in downtown LA, the first Art Weekend.  She wrote of the “food truck” scene and their huge following…I was like what the heck do you mean by that?  Food trucks?  It [...]

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Kiehl’s Since 1851 LifeRide for amfAR is Coming to Washington, DC

Kiehl’s Since 1851 LifeRide for amfAR is Coming to Washington, DC

Washingtonians, prepare yourself for the arrival and the close of the third annual Kiehl’s Since 1851 LifeRide for amfAR.  The national riders, who take on a trip of 9 consecutive days, include Kiehl’s USA President Chris Salgardo and amfAR CEO Kevin Robert Frost, who will be joined by motorcycle enthusiasts, including actors/models Tyson Beckford, Tricia [...]

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Mike Isabella Does Mexican in Georgetown | Bandolero’s Tacos & Tequila Fiesta

Mike Isabella Does Mexican in Georgetown | Bandolero’s Tacos & Tequila Fiesta

We already know Chef Mike Isabella, the tattoo-covered “tough guy” with a gentile approach celebrity chef knows how to do Italian.  I mean, all you have to do is stand in the super crowded Graffiato for 30 minutes (while you wait for a table) and listen to the oooooh’s and ahhhhh’s from the well-satisfied and [...]

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An Affair of Sugar & Champagne

An Affair of Sugar & Champagne

  By Punch Properties Correspondent Jason Mandel When you combine some of the Washington area’s most talented pastry chefs with their cocktail counterparts, and add more than 600 supporters of the Washington Humane Society (WHS), you get a fabulous evening as experienced in Wednesday night’s annual Sugar and Champagne Affair.   For the eleventh year, [...]

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Capital Food Fight 2011

Capital Food Fight 2011

  Last Thursday night there were some fightin’ words going on. Yes, there was the annual Knock Out Abuse and its big brother fundraiser the infamous Fight Night, but for those who are more interested in food and helping the homeless via programs through DC Central Kitchen, the Capital Food Fight was the place to [...]

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Chef Mike Isabella Set to Open His Second Restaurant in D.C.

Chef Mike Isabella Set to Open His Second Restaurant in D.C.

I just finished an interview with Black Tie DC today and we were discussing the rise of restaurants in Washington.  You see, many chefs and restaurateurs aren’t satisfied with opening one single establishment; the constant need to feed is prevalent especially as of late.  Here’s another success story: chef/owner/Top Chef All-Star Runner Up, Mike Isabella, [...]

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Mike Isabella and Friends Celebrate the Opening of Graffiato with an ‘Oven-Warming’ party

Mike Isabella and Friends Celebrate the Opening of Graffiato with an ‘Oven-Warming’ party

By Punch Palette Correspondent Lena Marie and photos by Zeid Derhally I officially have a new favorite restaurant in DC. Mike Isabella, I sincerely thank you for opening Graffiato. It’s what Washington, DC really needs. Last night, Mike Isabella, Top Chef: All Stars runner up celebrated the opening of his new restaurant Graffiato with fellow [...]

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Washington Business Report: Beer, Food, the Biz Buzz & the Buzz Kill

Washington Business Report: Beer, Food, the Biz Buzz & the Buzz Kill

In case you missed Sunday’s Washington Business Report with Rebecca Cooper on ABC 7 WJLA at 9am, you can click on this link to get the goods.  Rebecca interviews Top Chef Mike Isabella on his newly-opened restaurant Graffiato. Local craft brewers Bill Butcher from Port City Brewing Co. in Alexandria and Brandon Skall from the [...]

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