Mike Isabella Will Take Over the Shuttered Gypsy Soul Space

The chef confirms a Kapnos Kouzina for Mosaic District.
Mike Isabella Will Take Over the Shuttered Gypsy Soul Space
Mike Isabella will open Kapnos Kouzina in the Gypsy Soul space. Photograph by Greg Powers.

Well, that didn’t take long.

Only a day after Gypsy Soul, the Southern-leaning restaurant from James Beard Award-winning chef RJ Cooper, went dark, restaurateur Mike Isabella (Graffiato, Kapnos) confirmed by phone this morning that he will be taking over the space.”

Isabella will install a Kapnos Kouzina in the space. The focus, Isabella said, will be on rustic, regional Greek cooking, with a raw bar and family-style sharing (Bethesda is also soon to get a Kapnos Kouzina). The chef was attracted to the space because, he said, of the design and the stellar open kitchen.

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