The New York Times did an interview over the weekend with Eric Hilton, Thievery Corp. musician and D.C. bar entrepreneur. Included was this tidbit:
Next, he gestured to No. 2014 next door, a shuttered rowhouse where Mr. Hilton plans to open a Korean barbecue restaurant with Erik Bruner-Yang, known for his ramen shop Toki Underground on H Street. It is one of four restaurant projects Mr. Hilton has underway. [NYT]
That's No. 2014 as in 2014 9th St. NW in Shaw. Eater reached out to Bruner-Yang for any confirmation of the project. He didn't have much to say, but sent along this statement:
"It's been great working with the Hiltons since we did the Hanoi House pop-up. The 9th and U projects are a big undertaking and there are still a lot of moving parts. My main focus right now is Maketto and I look forward to other projects later."
So sounds like two team-ups are in the works.
Hilton and his brother Ian Hilton are behind a ton of D.C. restaurants and bars, including but not limited to Marvin, The Gibson and Chez Billy. The story says he has four new restaurant projects in the works overall.