Female chefs’ stand replaces Isabella concession at Nats Park

WASHINGTON Nats fans have a brand new concession stand to test out, featuring a rotating lineup of female chefs.

The concept, called Grace’s Kitchen, replaces Mike Isabella’s G sandwich stand. The Nationals cut ties with the D.C. restaurateur and “Top Chef” alum after a former manager in his company filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Isabella and his business partners. Isabella denied the allegations. 

Grace’s Kitchen is named after first lady Grace Coolidge, a known baseball fan. News about the new concept was announced Thursday morning on Tommy McFly’s local radio show.

The Washington Post reports the first chefs up to bat at the stand are Hank’s Oyster Bar founder Jamie Leeds and “The Chew” co-host Carla Hall. Leeds — who also runs Hank’s Pasta Bar and Hank’s Cocktail Bar — will serve a shrimp po’boy with coleslaw.

Hall is dishing out a Nashville hot chicken sandwich — which she made at her former New York restaurant, Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen — and mac and cheese.


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