From left Chris Kobayashi Matt McCallister and Suzanne Tracht are inviting pinch hitters into their kitchens

From left: Chris Kobayashi, Matt McCallister and Suzanne Tracht are inviting pinch hitters into their kitchens.

Bring in the guest chefs, bring out the foodies

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Here’s one way to fill a restaurant on a slow night: Invite the competition to take over your kitchen. That formula has worked for Mike Isabella, chef/owner of Graffiato in Washington DC, who hosts monthly Industry Takeover Nights on the first floor of his restaurant.

Despite a long wait in frigid temperatures, more than 300 foodies packed the place for this week’s one-year anniversary of the wildly popular parties,

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