Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Local News Brief: New Chef at Toki, Cusbah's Closing, Gallaudet Turns 152
Erik Bruner-Yang is leaving his position as executive chef at Toki Underground (2nd floor 1234 H Street) to focus on other projects, including one in Adams Morgan. A rumor to this effect has been circulating, and Eater confirmed it yesterday. Jonathan Uribe (previously of TaKorean and Neopol) is taking over, and Brightest Young Things talked to him about his future at Toki.
Indian/Pakistani restaurant Cusbah (1128 H Street) will close by May 1st according to District Cuisine, which also reports that the landlord is looking for a new restaurant to take over the space.
Earlier this month District Cuisine revealed that chef Todd Gray was no longer associated with Watershed, which was the restaurant at the Hilton Garden Inn (1225 1st Street) in NoMa. The hotel website now calls its restaurant the Garden Grille & Bar.
Gallaudet University (800 Florida Ave) celebrated its 152nd anniversary. The charter authorizing the school to grant college degrees was signed by President Lincoln in 1864.
The Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H Street) is looking for a new Director of Development to develop, manage, and oversee all development initiatives.
A reader says that signs are up for the new Payless ShoeSource store (1548B Benning Road) coming to Hechinger Mall (near the Modell's).