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Pop Up Dinner Series Ramen Wicker Park

As urbanbelly and Chef Bill Kim gear up for the fifth annual Ramenfest on February 17, ramen fans whose love of noodles can’t be contained to a single day will be able to get their fix via a pop-up dinner series at the Wicker Park restaurant.

Starting Thursday, Jan. 31, guests can enjoy one-day-only specials from Ramenfest guest chefs who will join Kim in the kitchen at 1542 N. Damen Ave. Each pop-up begins at 6 p.m. and runs until supplies last.

The schedule and ramen offerings are as follows:

Thursday, Jan. 31

Jesse Valenciana of Goose Island and Jacob Sembrano of Cruz Blanca: “Somewhere Between Heaven & Hell” combines beer-infused broth and coffee-rubbed pork belly into one spicy-sweet bowl that’s perfectly paired with local brews.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Rick Ortiz, Antique Taco: “It’s Nacho Ramen” has a tortilla broth base rounded out by spicy shishitos, scallions and queso crumbs.

Thursday, Feb. 28

Giuseppe Tentori, GT Prime: “Rye-men” is chock full of prime rib pastrami, cabbage and caraway.

Thursday, March 7

Christine Cikowski and Joshua Kulp, Honey Butter Fried Chicken: The Southern-tinged “HBFC Ramen” features pimento cheese dashi, egg noodles, candied jalapenos and, of course, fried chicken.

The Ramenfest pop-up specials are available for dine-in guests only. 


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