Mike Isabella expands restaurant empire to Jersey

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"Top Chef" alum and local restaurateur Mike Isabella is expanding his family of Italian restaurants into his home state of New Jersey, the chef announced Wednesday. Isabella, his sister and his brother-in-law are opening G GrabandGo in the central New Jersey town of Edison later this spring. "G GrabandGo is my spin on a New Jersey deli with some classic sandwiches like the Chicken Parm and an Italian Hero alongside more elevated sandwiches, wraps and pastries," Isabella said in a news release. "With Graffiato and G, I've been bringing a little Jersey to Washington, D.C. Now with the help of my sister and brother-in-law, I'm bringing a little of my cooking style back to Jersey."

More locally, Isabella will open G, an Italian sandwich shop on 14th Street, in the coming months, along with a neighboring, more upscale Greek restaurant, Kapnos.

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