Let the ramen revolution continue. Tori Ramen has announced it will be opening this spring in Minneapolis. The chef/owner is Jason Dorweiler, formerly of Unideli, one of the quiet but good places to acquire ramen locally.
Dorweiller will co-own and operate the ramen shop with Asiya Persaud. The two met at Unideli and instituted the ramen program there together. They said they've been dreaming of a shop of their own ever since.
Tori Ramen will eschew pork "because everything you can achieve out of a great bowl of creamy Tonkotsu (pork broth) ramen can be achieved through chicken and other birds.... We aim to do something that has not been done, and having a pork-free ramen menu is different and rare. Pulling it off is even harder. Going pork-free will allow our food to be more accessible for non-pork eaters and in general."
They are looking forward to opening in the spring, but are still in the process of nailing down a space.
Tori Ramen, coming 2016