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Is Erik Bruner-Yang Opening a Korean Barbecue Place with Eric Hilton?

Sure sounds like it.

Toki Underground
Toki Underground
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

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.