Posts Tagged ‘Erik Bruner-Yang’

Eat Some Testicles This Weekend

Chefs Spike Mendelsohn, Erik-Bruner-Yang, and Tim Ma will serve their best ball recipes.

Ten Places You’ll Wish Were Already Open

Will 2014 be the year the New York Times and other national rags stop mentioning politics and expense accounts when writing about D.C.’s food scene? Wishful thinking, perhaps. But the city’s culinary cred will only demand more respect this year. Sure, plenty of big name celebrity chefs—Philadelphia’s Jose Garces, New York’s Daniel Boulud, Boston’s Michael […]

Erik Bruner-Yang Pleads Guilty to Simple Assault

Toki Underground and Maketto chef/owner Erik Bruner-Yang has pleaded guilty to simple assault, following an attack on his ex-girlfriend's fiancé in June. Bruner-Yang signed a deferred-sentencing agreement on Aug. 8, in which he agreed to enroll in alcohol/drug treatment and anger management as well as perform 20 hours of community service. He is also required to […]

Make Your Reservation for Erik Bruner-Yang’s Hanoi House “Residency” Now

Legal troubles aside, Toki Underground chef Erik Bruner-Yang is proceeding with his latest project: a three-month "residency and test kitchen" at U Street NW Vietnamese restaurant Hanoi House. Bruner-Yang will play with dishes for Maketto, the food and fashion market he's opening on H Street NE with DURKL's Will Sharp later this year.

Police: Toki Underground Chef Attacked Ex-Girlfriend’s Fiancé

Toki Underground chef/owner Erik Bruner-Yang and his wife Seda Nak were arrested yesterday morning for assault and "attempted threats" against the fiancé of his ex-girlfriend. Washingtonian first reported the news this afternoon. According to charging documents obtained by Y&H, Bruner-Yang's ex-girlfriend heard a knock on her door at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday. She told police that when she answered, […]

Matters of Taste: To the Picky Restaurateur, Music Can Be as Important as the Menu

Erik Bruner-Yang has earned plenty of praise for his Taiwanese-style ramen since opening Toki Underground in 2011, but if you linger long enough at the bar of his hip noodle shop on H Street NE, you begin to notice how the chef relies on much more than broth to blur the senses. Foreign songs in […]

Mouth Off: One Foodie Question, Five Foodie Answers

What’s the best dish you’ve had in the past month? Will Artley Chef, Pizzeria Orso “Hands down the duck burger at 2941: olive oil bun, duck burger topped with cured foie and pickled shallots... I’d drive 100 miles to eat it.” Erik Bruner-Yang Chef/owner, Toki Underground “Johnny Spero’s charred apple ice cream, cilantro stems and […]

Pop Up? Pipe Down!

Lost Society, on U Street NW, is normally closed on Monday nights. But on a recent Monday evening, its dining room played host to 18 guests in a somewhat unusual arrangement. Seated around one long communal table, the diners ate dishes like popcorn soup, strawberry pasta, and a Ritz cracker ice cream with warm apple […]

Street Food Meets Streetwear at Maketto

Last week brought news that Toki Underground's Erik Bruner-Yang and D.C.-based men's sportswear/streetwear brand DURKL plan to collaborate a food and fashion market called Maketto at 1351 H St. NE. DURKL founder Will Sharp tells Y&H the market will include a coffee and donut bar, an Asian street food-inspired cafe, clothing retail, outdoor patio, and more—all […]

Toki Underground Collaborating on Food and Fashion Market

Toki Underground is teaming up with D.C.-based clothing brand DURKL on a fashion and food market called Maketto in a two story space at 1351 H St. NE—a block from chef Erik Bruner-Yang's restaurant. The Washington Post revealed the news in a story about the real estate crowdsource site Popularize, and Eater provides a few more […]

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