Posts Tagged ‘Toki Underground’

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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