G Sandwich Madness

The winner-takes-all Sandwich Madness competition is back at G by Mike Isabella with a special showdown of chefs from the Mike Isabella Concepts restaurants you know and love. Each month two chefs will put their most creative and delicious sandwiches to the test, duking it out to raise money for a charity of his or her choosing. The winner is determined by the number of sandwiches sold, and victors progress to the next round, culminating in a final match-up in July 2018.

 

current match-up

 

may: Pagonis vs rivera


George Pagonis
Sandwich: Uncle George’s Gyro
Description: ground lamb and beef kebab, tzatziki, harissa, fries on pita
Restaurant: executive chef/partner of Kapnos, Kapnos Taverna and Kapnos Kouzina
Charity: USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore

Juan Rivera
Sandwich: Torta Mexicana
Description: Telera bread, adobo marinated skirt steak, pinto refried beans, avocado, escabeche, carrots, onions, jalapenos, cilantro, tomato, iceberg lettuce, oaxaca cheese and crispy yuca served with MOJO de ajo chipotle mayo
Restaurant: executive chef of Isabella Eatery
Charity: St. Jude Research Hospital

next up

JUNE: SHAW vs PETONITO

Thomas Shaw
Sandwich: The Flocking Moroccan Chicken Bocadillo
Description: Curry aioli, harissa cucumbers, cilantro
Restaurant: sous chef of Arroz
Charity: Brigaid

Mark Petonito
Sandwich: Royal with Cheese
Description: two 4 oz patties, say WHAT sauce!, cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle
Restaurant: sous chef of Isabella Eatery

previous match up

APRIL: PETONITO beat CROOK 207 to 117!

Mark Petonito
Sandwich: Royal with Cheese
Description: two 4 oz patties, say WHAT sauce!, cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle
Restaurant: sous chef of Isabella Eatery


Ethan Crook
Sandwich: Truffle Crook Monsieur
Description: ham, dijon, cornichon, bechamel, truffle braised mushrooms
Restaurant: sous chef of Kapnos
Charity: miriam’s kitchen

march: rafidi beat silver 416 to 103!


Michael Rafidi
Sandwich: The Flocking Moroccan Chicken Bocadillo
Description: Curry aioli, harissa cucumbers, cilantro
Restaurant: executive chef of Arroz and Requin at the Wharf
Charity: Brigaid 

Jarrad Silver
Sandwich: Keeping It Simple
Description: Pastrami on choice of rye or pumpernickel bread, with spicy mustard
Restaurant: chef de cuisine of Kapnos Taverna, Arlington
Charity: DC Central Kitchen

February: rivera beat famoso 303 to 202!


Katarina Famoso
Sandwich: Aloha-Kitty
Description: BBQ pork, deep fried mac & cheese, cabbage slaw, pickles, on toasted Hawaiian Bread
Restaurant: chef de cuisine of Kapnos Kouzina
Charity: Immaculate Mary Queen of Heaven Missionaries

Juan Rivera
Sandwich: Torta Mexicana
Description: Telera bread, adobo marinated skirt steak, pinto refried beans, avocado, escabeche, carrots, onions, jalapenos, cilantro, tomato, iceberg lettuce, oaxaca cheese and crispy yuca served with MOJO de ajo chipotle mayo
Restaurant: executive chef of Isabella Eatery
Charity: St. Jude Research Hospital

January: Pagonis beats Drew 405 to 87!


George Pagonis
Sandwich: Uncle George’s Gyro
Description: ground lamb and beef kebab, tzatziki, harissa, fries on pita
Restaurant: executive chef/partner of Kapnos, Kapnos Taverna and Kapnos Kouzina
Charity: USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore

Elliot Drew
Sandwich: The Hebrew Hammer
Description: Hebrew National salami, Gulden’s mustard aioli, garlic chips
Restaurant: chef de cuisine of Graffiato at Isabella Eatery
Charity: Alzheimer’s Association