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When chef Jonah Kim left his Ballston restaurant, his signature dish left with him.

Mike Isabella and his team will run the restaurant named for Kim.

The restaurant at the Marriott Marquis is scheduled to open early next year.

Mike Isabella and Jen Carroll are keeping the French-Mediterranean restaurant where it is -- and adding a rooftop bar -- with a second location planned for the Southwest Waterfront's Wharf development.

Executive chef George Pagonis has developed a menu that's a bit more rustic and home-style than what you'll find at its siblings in Arlington and the District.

The forthcoming French-Mediterranean seafood restaurant will spend a few months in the Mosaic District.

Kim, the former chef at Pabu in Baltimore, will open his restaurant with lunch before adding dinner service on Dec. 4.

After the French-influenced Requin pop-up ends, Isabella will transform the space into a Kapnos Kouzina.

Pepita, which opens July 30, will offer 100 different tequilas, plus frozen margaritas, tiki drinks and cocktails on tap.

Restaurant owner Mike Isabella wants to do "something new," such as a Biggie-vs-Tupac dinner party.

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