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Isabella Eatery | Tysons, Va. The latest brainchild of famed D.C. chef, Mike Isabella, fully opened in January with an eyepopping collection of eateries. Comprising 41,000 square feet, 615 seats, and nine different restaurants in the hugely popular Tysons Galleria, Isabella Eatery showcases the restaurateur’s full portfolio with adaptations of existing restaurants, as well as first-time ventures. Here’s everything you can find packed into the new establishment: 1. Graffiato: full-service version of the Penn Quarter eatery serving savory Italian treats 2. Retro Creamery: ice cream shop serving luxe twists on classic cold treats, such as alcohol-infused sorbet and maple-bacon ice cream 3. Nonfiction Coffee: coffee shop and bar serving all the classics you would expect at both 4. Kapnos Marketa: fast-casual Greek comfort food 5. Arroz: full-service tapas restaurant 6. Octagon Bar: cocktail bar serving up classic drinks 7. Requin Champagne and Raw Bar: the third “Requin” installment to hit the area, styled as a luxury European seafood bar 8. Pepita: taqueria with an assortment of authentic tequilas and beers 9. Yona: classic Asian eatery serving poke bowls, dumplings, and sushi In addition to spectacular eats, Isabella Eatery will also impress the eyes. Abby Steinbock, PR representative for Mike Isabella Concepts (MIC), shared that visitors will be treated to “soaring ceilings, hand-painted murals from local artist, Cory Bernart, a living wall of greenery in Nonfiction Coffee, and a custom, 25-foot wide, 5,000-pound tower of illuminated

Ballston Quarter. Courtesy of Clark Construction.

rings in Graffiato.” Fully integrated with its surrounding space, visitors can access interior shops within the Galleria after eating their fill.

Latin Marketplace | NoMa, D.C. Another high-profile chef is getting behind the food hall trend. Latin cuisine connoisseur, Jose Garces, has joined forces with the mega real estate developer behind Union Market, EDENS, to bring a 20,000 square foot latin-themed food hall to the already blossoming Union Market area. Although the establishment has not yet been named, residents can expect everything from tapas and empanadas to ceviche, courtesy of Garces’ Ecuadorian roots. Washington Business Journal detailed Garces’ plans for the space to include “prepared foods, a fullservice restaurant and possibly a separate bar and a range of Latin products, all with seating throughout.” The development will be a part of the larger ongoing collaboration by EDENS and other local developers to transform the NoMa neighborhood into a mix of retail and residential offerings in mixed-use spaces. Groundbreaking on the project took place in June 2016 and a release is scheduled for fall of this year. Swizzle Chill 9

Swizzle Chill Magazine Issue One  

Swizzle Chill Magazine is D.C.'s very own digital publication to discover new experiences and stories about local food & drink programs, rea...

Swizzle Chill Magazine Issue One  

Swizzle Chill Magazine is D.C.'s very own digital publication to discover new experiences and stories about local food & drink programs, rea...