Thanks so much to S.Pellegrino for sponsoring this post — and for treating the first 50 tables at Toki Underground to a little somethin’ extra this Wednesday! S.Pellegrino is a premium sparkling natural mineral water that flows naturally from a thermal spring in Val Brembana, in the foothills of the Italian Alps.
We’ve lived in DC for less than a year still, but it’s felt like ours from the moment we arrived. One of my favorite things about DC is how there’s always something creative happening. Lexington was great, and it was such a huge chapter in our lives, but it can’t hold a candle to our new home in terms of the wonderful, supportive community of artists and makers.
And food-makers are one of my favorite sorts! This Wednesday (April 29), I’ll be dining at Toki Underground, chef Erik Bruner-Yang’s ramen restaurant, and you should come, too!
Treat Yo’ Self!
Reflecting its passion for excellence and long-time commitment to emerging culinary talent, S.Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water is proud to support the Rising Star Chef of the Year for The James Beard Foundation Awards. Lucky for those of us living in the District, one of the James Beard Rising Star Chef of the Year Award nominees lives and cooks right here in DC! Come by Toki Underground on Wednesday, and you can get a little more bang for your date-night buck…
They’re giving the first 50 tables seated on Wednesday evening complimentary S.Pellegrino and dessert! Be sure to snap a pic at dinner and share it on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to send your best wishes and memorable moments with the chef before he heads to the May 4 awards in Chicago.
Oh, and on top of all the festivities and a fun date night, Toki Underground is actually affordable — $12 ramen bowls and starters and sides from $5!
S.Pellegrino isn’t the only group who has noticed Erik Bruner-Yang’s unique flair for the culinary. The image above is from a feature last October in Esquire magazine. Read that little bit at the bottom for a fun fact about why ramen bowls are shaped that way!
This post was sponsored by S.Pellegrino, but all opinions and content are my own. S.Pellegrino is dedicated to supporting rising leaders in the culinary industry on a national and global level, with exciting programs, including the S.Pellegrino Young Chef and S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef competitions.