Erik Bruner-Yang Brings Paper Horse Ramen to Pentagon City

The former Toki Underground chef will open his first Virginia restaurant in the Pentagon City Whole Foods.

The "All Business" ramen from Paper Horse, opening soon in Pentagon City Whole Foods. Photo courtesy Whole Foods

Pentagon City will soon be home to a new ramen venture by former Toki Underground chef Erik Bruner-Yang.

Paper Horse is set to open Wednesday inside the new Whole Foods at 12th Street South and South Eads near the Pentagon City Metro in Arlington.

The concept's initial menu will include two items: The "All Business" features a pork and chicken stock broth topped with roasted pork belly, poached egg, spinach, potato and scallion. The "Keeping it Light" includes a vegan, tamari-based broth topped with fried Brussels sprouts, braised daikon radish, sauteed shiitake mushrooms, scallions and rice noodles.

Paper Horse ramen will be found near the grocery store's prepared foods section. 

Bruner-Yang — who currently serves at chef/owner of D.C.'s Maketto — opened the first Paper Horse location at the Foggy Bottom Whole Foods in early May. 

The Pentagon City Whole Foods will open its doors at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 29.

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