Our ramen game is getting more and more serious. Organizers are calling the 2016 Ramen Attack the "artisan edition" and inviting all kinds of big-name chefs to the party.
Ivan Orkin, currently the biggest name in New York City ramen, is officially coming to our fair city to represent. If you've ever wanted to check out Ivan Ramen but haven't had the chance, well, here's your big chance.
Other big national and international names include Tomoharu Shono and Abram Plaut from Mensho Tokyo SF, of Tokyo and San Francisco, one of Japan's (and now San Francisco's) most acclaimed ramen bars.
So what? We've got talent right here in the Twin Cities! And we give extra, extra kudos to our local stars for going up against those kinds of names for a friendly ramen-a-ramen battle. May the best chef win.
Local names include Gavin Kaysen and Christopher Nye from Spoon and Stable, Christina Nguyen from Hola Arepa doing street snacks, and John Ng from Zen Box Izakaya, who is also the organizer of the event. More information on chefs to come.
Bittercube and Surly will provide the hooch, and Frio Frio will have ice cream lollies for sweet teeth.
Sunday, September 25
noon to 5 p.m.
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis
Ticketing information has not yet been announced, but organizers say they strongly recommend you follow their Facebook page, as the announcement will be coming soon.