Chef / Owner, Toki Underground, Maketto & Honeycomb
Erik Bruner-Yang is a two-time James Beard Foundation Award nominee and the chef and owner of Maketto and Honeycomb in Washington, DC. Bruner-Yang is also the founder of Toki Underground, a nationally and locally recognized ramen shop known for its hybrid Taiwanese style ramen, dumplings, and Asian-inspired cocktails. In 2014, Bruner-Yang introduced Honeycomb, a local Asian grocery offering local produce and homemade sauces and ferments at Union Market. In 2015, Bruner-Yang opened Maketto, a communal marketplace and lifestyle brand combining retail, restaurant and café located at 1351 H Street NE.
Maketto received the 2016 RAMMY Award for New Restaurant of the Year. Bruner-Yang and his restaurants continue to receive rave reviews from Bon Appetit, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Eater, and many more. Erik Bruner-Yang will be opening two concepts in the new Line Hotel opening in Adams Morgan in Washington, DC in 2017.