[ 0 ] March 28, 2012 |


Mike Isabella plans to open two new restaurants at a 7,000 square foot space at 1326 W St. NW in early 2013. Kapnos, Greek for smoke, is the Greek restaurant Chef Isabella has been conceptualizing for years. Next door he will open G, a sister restaurant to Graffiato serving sandwiches by day and a four-course tasting menu in the evening.

Boqueria is now open.  The space at 1837 M st. NW, will feature a menu inspired by tapas bars in Barcelona.  Dinner service begins @ 5 pm with reservations limits capped at four to eight guests.

Ripple announces the opening of a mini gourmet market, Sugar Magnolia which opened its doors on Thursday, March 22. The Cleveland Park storefront offers a selection of artisanal sandwiches, craft sodas, all-natural ice cream sandwiches, and sweet and savory snacks daily from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Catering Services

Kitchkat recently launched.  Kitchkat is a catering and delivery service providing nutritious comfort foods that are delivered to Washingtonians each week who are too busy or don’t know how to cook for themselves. Many are young professionals, but they also deliver large quantities to families looking for a cheaper, healthier alternative to take out. 


Zengo has a new lunch bar.  The new menu features sandwiches and noodle bowls influenced by Chef Sandoval’s signature Latin-Asian cuisine.  The new menu features a Banh Mi sandwich- cured beef brisket, chicken liver pate, pickled carrot & daikon radish, siracha aioli for $11; a Mahi Mahi sandwich- tempura tomato, mixed greens, pickled fresno, remoulade for $12; and a Pork Ramen Noodle Bowl- pork belly, poached egg, mushroom, bok choy for $10.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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