It's taken far too long for this beloved delicacy to make its way to our town. A piping hot bowl of ramen, inexpensive yet scrupulously prepared, is practically a birthright in some cities. Finally, a handful of local chefs have taken up the cause, giving diners reason to wait in long, hungry lines. Those who have been doing it for years are perfecting it (Zen Box), and specialists are moving in, slow but steady (Ramen Kazama). Even chefs who specialize in other things are trying their hand at it when time permits. Keep an eye on Spoon and Stable's Twitter feed for 12-bowl-only runs. We've even heard that Tanpopo's formerly Monday-only ramen is now a nightly thing. But you gotta be in the know. And now you are.