Young and Hungry

Toki Underground and Baltimore’s Artifact Coffee Plan “Tokifact” Ramen Collaboration

Screen Shot 2014-01-02 at 4.01.43 PMCall it the Brangelina and Bey-Z of food collaborations? Toki Underground's Erik Bruner-Yang and Spike Gjerde of Baltimore's Woodberry Kitchen, Shoo-Fly Diner, and Artifact Coffee are teaming up for a ramen "takeover" at Artifact that they've dubbed Tokifact. ("Pop-ups" are so 2013.)

The chefs have cooked together at various events and have wanted to collaborate a dinner for some time, a rep for Gjerde explains. On Jan. 9-11 and Jan. 16-18 beginning at 6:30 p.m. each night, Bruner-Yang will serve ramen and dumplings at Gjerde's coffee shop and cafe using spelt noodles made by the chefs at Woodberry Kitchen. About ninety-five percent of the ramen's ingredients will be locally sourced, including eggs, onions, chilies, and canned peaches or apples. The Woodberry Kitchen bar team will also serve sake and cocktails. No reservations are required.