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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Fancy food photographer stops by Bandolero.
  • “So, with the high-class calling cards, is Hizzoner now in the habit of personally noting his good works to residents citywide? Or is this a Georgetown-only phenomenon?”

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The Morning Metropolitan

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • From the photo above, which was taken a couple weeks ago, it sure looks like Dumbarton Oaks had to cut down that massive beech tree. What a shame…
  • Interview with Mike Isabella about his new Georgetown Mexican place.

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Mike Isabella to Revamp Hook as Mexican Restaurant

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Several news outlets reported yesterday that star of Top Chef and owner of the new downtown Italian restaurant Graffiato, Mike Isabella, is going to take over Jonathan Umbel’s Hook. The Post explains:

The fire that destroyed Hook in Georgetown in June gave owner Jonathan Umbel some time to think about how to restructure his upscale seafood establishment in a down economy, and he came up with what sounds like a fail-safe — if about-face — plan: “I’m converting Hook into a modern Mexican restaurant,” he announced today, and installing “a local chef who’s really hot right now:” Mike Isabella , the former Top Chef contestant and the visionary behind Graffiato in Chinatown.

The small-plates concept will be called Bandolero, and Umbel’s hope is to have the 5,000-square foot space open as early as February.

Isabella is the real deal (and a top contender on what GM thinks was the best season of Top Chef). And it’s a real catch for Georgetown to be the location of his next venture. But there’s a bit of a let down behind this. Continue reading

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