Being from Baltimore, you might not give a shit about anything from Washington, D.C. But Baltimoreans who love food would be missing out if they simply shrugged off the upcoming pop-up collaboration between D.C.'s Erik Bruner-Yang and Spike Gjerde's Shoo-Fly, where diners will have the chance to be the first to taste dishes from Bruner-Yang's highly anticipated second restaurant Maketto.
Known for the much-loved ramen at his restaurant Toki Underground, Bruner-Yang will once again be partnering up with Gjerde and co.—he held a noodle week at Shoo-Fly in December and helped debut the group's pop-up series at Artifact last January—from Jan. 26-30 in the basement diner of the Belvedere Square restaurant.
This time, though, Bruner-Yang and Chef de Cuisine James Wozniuk will be serving dishes from their yet-to-open concept Maketto, a place Eater.com recently ranked as one of D.C.'s 15 most anticipated restaurant openings of 2015. We're talkin' things like bowls of Kuy Teav Phnom Phen (Cambodian noodle soup) and Noum Pachouk (Cambodian curry noodles), small plates of Taiwanese oyster pancakes and Sichuan puff bread, and, if you're down to get communal, large platters of bao (Chinese buns) and whole wok-fried fish with curried vegetables—a mouthful, in more ways than one.
Seating is first-come first-served, and if it's anything like the Tokifact pop-up, you'll wanna get there early to fight off the crowds (service runs from 5-10 p.m., Monday-Friday).