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From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]

Mike Isabella Coming to 14th and W Streets. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Mike Isabella Coming to 14th and W Streets. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The soon-to-be Borderstan chef and restaurant owner, Mike Isabellea, is holding an event next week at his 6th Street NW restaurant, Graffiato.

On Monday, February 4 local District chefs will take over Isabella’s Graffiato kitchen to co-host February Industry Takeover Night. The group of chefs — including Scott Drewno from The Source, Erik Bruner-Yang and Colin Sugalski from Toki Underground and Spike Mendelsohn from Good Stuff Eatery — will serve complimentary snacks from the pizza bar, as well as drink specials from 10 pm to 1 am.

For more information on Monday’s event, and on future Industry Takeover Nights, visit the Graffiato website.

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By Michelle Lancaster. You can follow her and let her know your news on Twitter @MichLancaster. Email her at michellel[AT]

The Top Chef star is still packing them into Graffiato, his Italian place by the Verizon Center. But not content to rest on his laurels, he is now expanding his empire to the 14th Street corridor at 2201 14th  Street NW.

His new Greek-themed restaurant, Kapnos, will include five roasting spits and feature Northern Greek food (Isabella was previously at Zaytinya, where the new head chef was also previously employed). The eatery will be a sister to Graffiato, serving sandwiches by day and a $40 tasting menu by night, appropriately named G.

Eater DC has the full release and map of location.

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