Posts Tagged ‘Thang Le’

Thanks Pho The Memories: Good Food, Fond Reflections on Fallen Chef at Vietnamese Pop-Up

They called it the "Thang-In-Cheek." This delicious cocktail, made with Belvedere vodka, lime juice, plum syrup, thai basil, and a splash of soda, stood in fitting tribute to the late Toki Underground chef Thang Le, who tragically passed away last month—just days before he was scheduled to cook at a much-anticipated Vietnamese-themed pop-up event, dubbed […]

What To Eat Tonight: Pho Bo Tai Nam at Montserrat House

"Pho U," a planned Vietnamese pop-up restaurant at Montserrat House, was abruptly called off a few weeks back. For good reason, too—the chef, Toki Underground's Thang Le, had tragically died. Tonight, the pho goes on, with Marvin chefs James Claudio and Brendan L’Etoile at the helm. Menu highlights include crispy spring rolls ($7), garlic chicken […]

Monserrat’s Postponed ‘Pho U’ Pop-Up Is Back On

The previously planned pop-up event, "Pho U," which had been postponed in the wake of Toki Underground chef Thang Le's untimely death, has been rescheduled for this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at Montserrat House, according to a flier that just arrived in the Y&H inbox. No immediate indication of exactly who'll be doing […]

Chef’s Death Ruled a Suicide By D.C. Medical Examiner

More tragic news about Thang Le, the chef at popular H Street restaurant Toki Underground who died last week at age 31: the D.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Tuesday evening released the official cause of death as "hanging" and the manner of death as "suicide." According to the medical examiner's office, no […]

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 […]

Remembering Toki Underground Chef Thang Le

TBD offers some kind words of remembrance for Toki Underground chef Thang Le, who passed away earlier this week. Le, whom friends called "du ma," had been expected to cook at a planned "Pho U" pop-up event at Montserrat House, beginning tonight. That three-day event has been postponed in the wake of his untimely death. […]

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 […]