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Chef Mike Isabella‘s new sandwich shop, G, got so mobbed during its grand opening today that it was forced to shut down early. The 14th Street NW spot, which offered $5 sandwiches today only, ran out of sesame rolls and focaccia and closed a little after 1 p.m. (It was supposed to be open until 4 p.m.) Y&H was there earlier and talked to one customer who’d ordered one of every sandwich on the menu.
A rep for the restaurant says G sold 240 sandwiches in 90 minutes. All $1,200 from the sandwiches sold will go the American Cancer Society’s Fit for Hope program.
For those who will have to wait another day for one of Isabella’s sandwiches, here’s a peek at some of the offerings. The Washington City Paper staff favorite of the four we tried was the cauliflower sandwich.
Roasted cauliflower with romesco, pickled vegetables, paprika
Suckling pig with mustard greens, spicy apple mostarda, and provolone
Spring lamb with tzaziki, romaine, pickled onion, and dill
“Jersey Mac” with duck egg, housemade taylor ham, muenster cheese, and duck fat English muffin
Photos by Jessica Sidman