An Update on Mike Isabella’s Kapnos and G Openings

The chef files for a liquor license for the forthcoming 14th Street projects.

Mike Isabella moves forward on his 14th Street projects. Photograph courtesy of Dakota Fine.

POPville (formerly Prince of Petworth) took note of the fact that Mike Isabella recently filed a liquor license application for Kapos and G, his highly anticipated projects at 14th and W streets, Northwest. But don’t go thinking openings are imminent. An Isabella rep told us Monday that the restaurants are still scheduled to debut in “very late spring or possibly early summer.”

Kapnos is going in at 2201 14th Street, Northwest, and is inspired by Northern Greece, according to a press release Isabella sent out last March. The 150-seat restaurant will serve carvings from spit-fired whole animals, and parties of up to ten will have the option of ordering an entire beast for themselves. There will also be a small plates menu with wood-fired octopus, spreads, phyllo pies, and vegetables.

Scheduled to open around the same time, neighboring spot G will offer lunch: Italian sandwiches—think chicken parm, veal cutlet, sausage with peppers, and meatballs—plus salads and soups. In the evening, the 45-seat eatery will offer a $40 tasting menu. The liquor license application also mentions a sidewalk cafe with a capacity of 32. More details coming soon.