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Mike Isabella’s Haute French Restaurant Opens at the Wharf with Ice Cold Martinis, Foie Gras French Toast

Requin opens Thursday with a modern menu from Arroz chef Michael Rafidi. When restaurateur Mike Isabella opened Arroz in March, the finer-dining Spanish spot upped the culinary cache of his ever-growing empire—one that includes trendy small plates spots, stadium [...]

2017-10-26T16:18:45-04:00October 26th, 2017|Clients in The News, DC News|

Developers Are Giving DC Restaurants Crazy Deals They Can’t Resist—But Should They?

In an average week, Mike Isabella fields three to five real-estate offers. Never mind that he’s not even looking for property right now—the chef/restaurateur behind Graffiato, Arroz, and other dining rooms is constantly being wooed by landlords [...]

2017-09-07T16:39:56-04:00September 7th, 2017|DC News|

Arroz Chef Michael Rafidi Will Lead the Kitchen at Requin at the Wharf

Arroz head chef Michael Rafidi has been making culinary waves in his native Washington since leaving RN74 in San Francisco for restaurateur Mike Isabella’s modern Spanish spot. His cooking helped land the eatery in Washingtonian’s top ten new restaurants of the [...]

2017-09-01T10:38:03-04:00September 1st, 2017|Clients in The News, DC News|

D.C. Restaurants Find All Kinds of Ways to Contribute to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

There’s fundraisers all over town The devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey continue to ravage south Texas, and D.C.’s hospitality scene wants to help. A fundraising effort led by DC Brau Brewing Co. and Boundary Stone [...]

2017-09-07T12:28:34-04:00September 1st, 2017|Clients in The News, DC News|