Gratitude is what Thanksgiving is all about. Well, that and gluttony. What is Graffiato‘s Mike Isabella thankful for this holiday? “For opportunities,” the District’s reigning restaurant-rumor magnet and Garden State native tells North Jersey Media. “The opportunity to appear on two seasons of ‘Top Chef‘ helped lead me to the opportunity of opening Graffiato.” No doubt. And having all his buddies from the TV show stop by from time to time doesn’t hurt the allure of the place, either. We don’t call it a neo-Italian starfucker clubhouse for nothing.

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