Posts Tagged ‘Toki Underground’

Critic Robert Sietsema: D.C. Food Scene Doesn’t Suck Any More

Gee golly, they like us! Holier-than-thou New York foodies, be humbled: Village Voice restaurant critic Robert Sietsema (fifth cousin to Washington Post critic Tom Sietsema) has officially bestowed upon D.C. his stamp of approval. In fact, he says D.C.—gasp!—"beats New York in a few categories." Here's a taste of what he had to say about […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Art of the Slurp

Properly eating ramen is an art requiring strategy, chopstick finesse, and a very loud slurp. Toki Underground chef Erik Bruner-Yang recruited four friends to demonstrate their own methods. (In order of appearance, they are: Keith Joe, Philippe Medina, Brady Shannon, and Dennis Rosensteel.) Each came up with a name for their techniques—like "The Godzilla" or […]

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 […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Diner Rumors Edition

Some wild theories about the future of Capital City Diner. [#dinerrumors] Good Stuff Eatery's Spike Mendelsohn is back on TV again. [Eater] Get the empanadas at Fujimar. [Post] Barcelona Wine Bar is coming to 14th Street NW. [Twitter] Sushi Taro's regular Thursday ramen special is canceled this week. [Twitter] Toki Underground will be closed on […]

Scene Steelers: Blue 44 in Chevy Chase Has Winning Formula, So-So Menu

Amid all the splashy restaurant openings of the past year, Blue 44, which opened in April 2011, barely made a blip on the otherwise ultra-attentive radar of the District’s largely young professional-driven foodie culture. There’s a good reason for that: Unlike Elisir, Fiola, Graffiato, Little Serow, Rogue 24, and Toki Underground, among other hugely hyped […]

What To Eat This Weekend: Cheese Pizza Waffles at Fruit Bat

Fans of hand-held waffles, wrapped up like gyros for eating on the go, have been largely out of luck in recent weeks. That's because the Grids Waffles truck is in the shop. That won't matter so much this weekend, though, because the waffles are coming indoors. Tonight kicks-off a new weekly pop-up event at Fruit […]

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 […]

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