The Inside Story of Mike Isabella’s Fallen Empire

Washingtonian Magazine has a great overview of the collapse of Mike Isabella’s restaurant group. A cautionary tale for chefs about how poor personal choices can destroy years of work.

“When Isabella Eatery opened, no one imagined it would close nine months later—and certainly not like this.”

Source: The Inside Story of Mike Isabella’s Fallen Empire

Lodge 10” Chicken Pan on Sale at Amazon


The Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron (10-Inch) 3-Quart Deep Skillet, aka Chicken Pan, is on sale at Amazon for $20.95 down from it’s usual price of $29.99 most places. This pan sits on my stove with a glass lid 24/7. It is my go to pan for everything from sautéing to deep frying. It is one of the most versatile pans you can own.

Lodge Cast Iron Pans on Sale

The Lodge 10.25 Inch Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet Pan is on sale at for $14.90 with free Prime shipping. This pan sells at many retail outlets for between $19.99 – $24.95. This is my go to pan and sits on my stovetop 24/7. Not sure how long it will be on sale so jump on it if you have been thinking about cooking with cast iron.