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Chef Mike Isabella’s G Sandwich Shop (with Italian tasting menu at night) Opens Friday at 14th and W St, NW

by Prince Of Petworth July 23, 2013 at 12:00 pm 19 Comments

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2201 14th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Less than one month after the debut of his Northern Greek restaurant Kapnos, Mike Isabella is set to open G, a 46-seat, 2,000-square-foot spot that will serve sandwiches by day and a four-course Italian American tasting menu by night, on July 26. G, located next door to Kapnos, is a companion to Graffiato, Isabella’s Italian-inspired spot, located in the bustling Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

“With G, I’m recreating the food I loved to eat growing up in Jersey,” said Chef Mike Isabella. “At lunch, you will find classic Italian American deli subs, as well as some more elevated sandwiches and flavors inspired by our menu at Kapnos. At night, we are serving an affordable multi-course Italian menu, and on Sundays we’ll offer a special Sunday Gravy menu. This is important to me because I want to give D.C. that big Italian-American family dining experience I grew up with every week.”

Sandwich Shop
The sandwich shop at G will be open daily, with sandwiches served from 11am to 4pm. The menu includes classics like the Italian hero, chicken parm and meatball sub, as well as Isabella’s creations like the spicy mushroom panino, roasted cauliflower sandwich and roast suckling pig sub. The meats are all roasted in-house, some in the massive rotisserie spits at Kapnos. The sandwiches are available for dine-in or carry out. Carryout orders can be made in advance by calling 202-234-5015. By fall, G will add evening carryout to its sandwich shop program.

Tasting Menu
Beginning August 3, the tasting menu will be offered Wednesday through Sunday. The fixed-price meal will be more traditionally Italian menu than the Italian-inspired small plates offered at Graffiato, including antipasti, a pasta course, a meat, fish or vegetarian course and dessert. A daily crudo will also be offered as a supplement to the four-course menu. The primi course will include traditional Italian pastas like Scarpinocc Alla Amatriciana, a ravioli-like, eggplant stuffed pasta dressed with a sauce of guanciale and grated pecorino. Main courses will feature selections like aged duck breast with beet panzanella and bread crusted bass with smoked sunchokes and charred onion relish. Seasonal pies, zeppole and gelato are some of the ways to end the meal.

Sunday Gravy
On Sundays beginning August 11, Isabella will present Sunday Gravy, a recreation of his family’s traditional end-of-the-week feasts. Expect favorites like crispy calamari, a classic Caesar salad, house made spaghetti served with pomodoro sauce and a traditional meat gravy with meatballs, sausage and pork shoulder.

All tasting menus are available for $40, exclusive of beverage, tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made through City Eats.

Location: 2201 14th St. NW
Phone: 202-234-5015
Opening Hours: Sandwich Shop: Everyday, 11am-4pm
Tasting Menu: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, 5pm-10pm; Friday-Saturday, 5pm-11pm.”

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