Not a single D.C. restaurant or chef won a James Beard award during last night's ceremony in Chicago.
Posts Tagged ‘Toki Underground’
It's about time.
D.C. doesn't get a lot of recognition—again.
While Restaurant Week inspires a frenzy of reservation snatching from delighted deal-seekers, there are also plenty of diners who would prefer to stay as far away as possible from the crowded dining rooms and limited menus. Fortunately, Restaurant Week can also be a quieter time to visit otherwise packed places that aren't participating in the promotion. Here are 15 Y&H-approved […]
Call 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Reheat Index takes one of the District’s favorite foods and sends it through the microwave. Some meals will rise again, delicious and transformed, others will fall apart when faced with electromagnetic radiation. Where: Toki Underground, 1234 H St. NE The Dish: Kimchi ramen. This year, Washington City Paper named it among the 50 dishes […]
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 […]
Soup Dreams: Daikaya Chef Katsuya Fukushima Trades High-End Molecular Gastronomy for Traditional Ramen
Chef Katsuya Fukushima made a career in cutting-edge cuisine, experimenting with spherification, foams, smoke—even meat-flavored chewing gum. He helped José Andrés open the original six-seat Minibar, where he was chef de cuisine, and he cooked for eight months at El Bulli in Spain, a former Mecca for molecular gastronomy. Fukushima also had a heavy hand […]