Posts Tagged ‘Erik Bruner-Yang’

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 […]

Ramen Corner

At first glance, the listing for “pig ramen” seems as alien as SpaghettiOs on a sushi menu. Among the lamb and pork meatballs and Carolina smoked barbecue available at The Pig, Logan Circle’s newest hog-centric Americana eatery, I’m surprised to find a bowl of Asian noodle soup. Perhaps I shouldn’t be. In a time when […]

No More Pho Dogs At U Street Music Hall

Sad news for fans of Vietnamese beef broth-bathed frankfurters. Y&H has learned that U Street Music Hall, home of the pho dog, is, well, no longer the home of the pho dog. The electronic-music club—which also launched various other unique forms of bar food, including a pork belly doughnut, to varying degrees of success—recently quit […]

Gut Reaction: The Smoked Duck Doesn’t Suck at Suna Pop-Up

This is not a formal review, but rather an off-the-cuff first-impressions-style riff on a brand-spankin' new D.C. restaurant. If this week's pop-up preview of the forthcoming, Latvian-titled Eastern Market eatery Suna (English translation: moss) is any indication, then diners can expect a very dimly lit, wine-centric parade of tiny three-bite portioned plates that isn't particularly […]

SŪNA Is Coming SŪNA-ish To Eastern Market

Toki Underground's Erik Bruner-Yang today dished up the previously secret location of his forthcoming eatery with partner Ari Gejdenson of Acqua Al 2 and chef Johnny Spero: "sŪna," he writes in an email, "will be in eastern market." The location makes sense: that's Gejdenson's turf. Tickets are still available for the upcoming eight-course $119-per-person pop-up […]

Toki Underground’s Erik Yang Previews His New Place at Living Social HQ

This just in: chefs Erik Bruner-Yang of Toki Underground and Ari Gejdenson of Acqua Al 2 are opening a new restaurant in D.C. called SŪNA. Described as serving "modern progressive cuisine" based on regional and seasonal ingredients and helmed by former Komi cook Johnny Spero, the combined three-chef effort is slated to later this year. "Ari […]

Toki Underground Is Closed Tonight, Friends Of Thang Le Gather at BlackByrd

Popular H Street ramen house Toki Underground is closed tonight. Funeral services for chef Thang Le, who passed away earlier this week at age 31, took place Friday and owner Erik Bruner-Yang says the proceedings were tough on his staff. (Bruner-Yang has posted some words of remembrance on the restaurant's website here.) Friends are gathering […]

Toki Underground Is Closed Tonight After Staff Member Dies [UPDATED]

Popular H Street ramen house Toki Underground will be closed tonight following the death of one of its staff members. The restaurant just made the announcement via Twitter. Chef-owner Erik Bruner-Yang declined to identify the staffer or make any further comment. Y&H extends his condolences to the Toki crew on their tragic loss. UPDATE, 4:15 […]

Skip the Line: Toki Underground Now Taking Online Reservations (Early Seatings Only)

Chalk up another coup for CityEats: the upstart Food Network-backed online reservation site has inked its second exclusive contract with an otherwise hard-to-get-a-seat D.C. eatery. First, it was Mike Isabella's uber-trendy Graffiato. Now, it's Toki Underground, the popular H Street NE ramen shop with the usual hour-long (or even longer) wait. This is the first […]

Webbed Feat: Has Pork Finally Met Its Barnyard Match in Duck?

Drew Trautmann’s new District Kitchen in Woodley Park is just the sort of urban-take-on-rustic-charm type of restaurant to suit our decade’s back-to-basics style. Which means it’s the kind of place you expect to see the barnyard’s most fashionable animal stamp her distinctive hoof-prints across the entire menu. I’m talking, of course, about pig. From trendy […]

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