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Jose Garces to D.C.; Isabella and Bandolero Split

This week's top dish from Eater DC, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...

GEORGETOWN— It was brewing for some time, and now it's happened. Mike Isabella has parted ways with Bandolero.

EXPANSION WIRE— Philadelphia mega-chef Jose Garces will open an Argentinian steakhouse in the former Federalist space in the Madison Hotel.

CHEF SHUFFLESBar Pilar's longtime chef, Justin Bittner is leaving and headed to 8407 Kitchen in Silver Spring. He'll replace Ed Witt, who's now at Hawk 'N' Dove.

CAPITOL HILLAugust means quiet time on the Hill. Here are five restaurants to check out while crowds are thinning.

EATER MAPS— The Heatmap is back, with new additions Bonchon and G.

CLEVELAND PARKLe Zinc has closed after two years in business.

BETHESDAMax Brenner has opened in Bethesda, and it's all about the chocolate.

EATER MAPSLatin plate lunches are a good way to save money without skimping on the portions.

EATER INSIDE— Check out G, the new sandwich place from Mike Isabella.

GEORGETOWNSpike Mendelsohn has opened his third Good Stuff Eatery. This one's in Georgetown.