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About Tae

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Tae Yoon was born and raised in Flushing, Queens, and majored in writing at Eugene Lang College at The New School. Upon graduation, he began working at Food & Wine magazine, which kicked off his illustrious career in the dynamic food and restaurant industry. Since then, he's worked at renowned places such as Momofuku Ssam Bar, P.D.T., Sunny Spot, Khe-Yo, Suzume, Sempio, and Cocktail Kingdom.


Tae's industry expertise and dedication to writing has been chronicled in his personal blog since 2006. He's also been a contributor to VICE since 2013, in addition to writing for their food channel MUNCHIES since launching in 2014. His writing has also appeared in Gothamist and Edible Queens.


In the summer of 2017, Tae will be heading to Seoul in order to work on a book about the food and restaurant scene of South Korea's vibrant capital city.


He currently resides in New York City and is in search of literary representation, with a book proposal and samples of fiction available upon request.

Writing Clips

- MUNCHIES -
restauranteur-ellen-yin

What Two Decades as a Restaurateur Has Taught Me

- EDIBLE QUEENS -
teen-baristas-queens

Aspiring Teen Baristas Gain An Education At Java University

- MUNCHIES -
betony_restaurant

Inside the Final Hours of One of New York’s Best Restaurants

- MUNCHIES -
trump-tower-workers

Working Near Trump Tower Has Become a Nightmare

- GOTHAMIST -
shift-drink-nyc

It’s Last Call On The Shift Drink In Some NYC Bars & Restaurants

- MUNCHIES -
hangover-sandwich

This Sandwich Saves Me from Hangover Hell

- MUNCHIES -
recovering-alcoholic

Why This Recovering Alcoholic Wants Restaurant Workers to Stop Meeting in Bars

- MUNCHIES -
weed-hustle-restaurant

Hustling Weed on the Side Helps Keep My Restaurant Open

- MUNCHIES -
korean-ramen-chelsea

This Chef’s Korean Ramen Is a Dish Best Served Cold

- MUNCHIES -
restaurant-opening

All The Delays of Opening a Restaurant in New York City Are Well Worth It

- MUNCHIES -
sober-bartender

Being a Sober Bartender Always Helps Me Remember You Being an Asshole

- MUNCHIES -
crazy-buffet

Working at an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Comes with Unlimited Craziness

- MUNCHIES -
grape-soju

The First Soju Made from Grapes Could Spar You a Killer Hangover

- MUNCHIES -
restaurant-cash-register

Secrets from the Guy Who Runs Your Cash Register

- MUNCHIES -
tiki-mugs

The Enduring Appeal of Stealing Tiki Mugs

- MUNCHIES -
8-balls-and-gold

I’ve Been Tipped in Gold Nuggets, 8-Balls, and Three-Way Wedding Proposals

- MUNCHIES -
makgeoli

Makgeolli Is the Drink of Choice for Farmers, Korean Rappers, and Old People

- MUNCHIES -
broth-chef

I Was an Insane Chef Until I Started Drinking Broth

- MUNCHIES -
food-runner

Google Search Helped This Food Runner Learn How to Work in a Restaurant

- MUNCHIES -
cellphone-charger

Charging Your Cellphone at a Restaurant is Rude

- MUNCHIES -
sexism-in-kitchen

Sexism in the Kitchen Goes Both Ways

- MUNCHIES -
ivy-league-bartender

This Ivy League Degree Bartender is Probably Than You

- VICE -
fugly-ugly-waiter

I’m Fugly, and I Won’t Be Your Waiter Tonight

- VICE -
soju-korean-drunk

Soju is Responsible for South Koreans Passing Out in the Streets

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