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Restaurateur Mike Isabella’s Second Kapnos Taverna Arrives September 25, Plus More Intel

Do breakfast and Natty Boh during the Ravens-Jags game

A sampling of mezze at Kapnos Taverna.
Photo: Kapnos Taverna

Empire builder Mike Isabella is going to college. Well, Kapnos Taverna is, anyway. The modified Greek eatery he first installed in Arlington a few years back is scheduled to begin serving dinner in College Park, Maryland, on Monday, September 25. The latest outpost, tucked into the new Hotel at the University of Maryland (7777 Baltimore Avenue), features seating for 143, the roasted meats and mezze customers have come to expect from chef George Pagonis, plus the new saison Isabella created with 3 Stars Brewing Company. Next up: Putting the finishing touches on mega food hall Isabella Eatery.

Game On

Those eagerly awaiting the kick-off of the Baltimore Ravens-Jacksonville Jaguars contest across the pond can find cold beer and camaraderie in Adams Morgan. Ventnor Sports Cafe is planning to open at 9 a.m., Sunday, September 24, to show the game taking place in London. Expect a full breakfast menu and Natty Boh specials.


Dupont Circle standby Firefly is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a trio of meal deals. Throughout October customers can score a two-course lunch for $15; a boozy brunch (one entree and choice of bloody mary or mimosa included) for $20.02; or a discounted Sunday dinner (all entrees priced at $20.02).


Burgeoning local chain Silver Diner has signed a lease to open a new location in Ballston circa 2020. The local sourcing-obsessed eatery already operates another all-day breakfast spot less than two miles away in Clarendon.


1310 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest, , DC 20036 (202) 861-1310 Visit Website

Ventnor Sports Cafe

2411 18th Street Northwest, , DC 20009 (202) 234-3070 Visit Website

Kapnos Taverna

4000 Wilson Boulevard, , VA 22203 (703) 243-4400 Visit Website