This week's top dish from Eater DC, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...
CHINATOWN—Former Top Chef contestant and Zaytinya chef Mike Isabella opened his first restaurant yesterday in Chinatown to much fanfare. Graffiato offers a slew of pizzas and small plates from its wood oven, along with prosecco on tap and a ham bar. That's right, a ham bar. Fun fact: Isabella and his father-in-law built all the tables themselves.
CAPITOL HILL—The week started off on a sad note with reports of a kitchen fire at the Hill's iconic Tune Inn. Early estimates are $75,000 in damages, but the good news is that the fire was contained to the kitchen — meaning decades of memorabilia are still intact.
U STREET—A self-dubbed "boutique steakhouse" named Lost Society is opening up at the corner of 14th and U streets exactly one week from today. Eater got a little preview of the menu from former Smith & Wollensky chef Joseph Evans and the roofdeck overlooking the U Street Corridor.
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS—Eater reported earlier this week that the new restaurant set to replace CommonWealth in Columbia Heights is named Acre 121 and hopes to open by June 30. It'll feature low-country cuisine and barbecue from chef Michael Soper.