Mark Tarbell has finally chosen a name for the new restaurant he's putting into the old Chama space near The Oven, his great pizza restaurant in Belmar.
This second spot will be called Mark & Isabella.
"The name, like a good rock lyric, has no real story," he tells me (although Mark Falcone is a partner, and Tarbell also has a good friend named Isabella.) Mark & Isabella will run with an American-Italian menu, dinner only, seven nights a week, and could open by the end of the month. -- Jason Sheehan