Last week news hit that Antique Taco planned a location inside the forthcoming Revival Food Hall in the Loop. Now 16" On Center says they're saving a spot for Furious Spoon. This would mark the fourth iteration of Shin Thompson's popular ramen shop that debuted in February 2015.
Many ramen shops look down upon to-go orders, as the noodles are meant to be enjoyed quickly, with diners slurping their steaming noodles at a rapid pace. Seems that the Furious Spoon is getting around that for the busy Loop lunch crowd by offering microwaveable bowls. This allows workers to zap their ramen at work and eat hot food at their desks.
What sets Furious Spoon apart from other ramen shop is the noodles, which are housemade using an imported noodle machine. The noodles at Revival will come from the Wicker Park and Logan Square locations. There's also plans for a Pilsen location, but wasn't mentioned in the news release. Inside Revival, they will offer four different varieties of ramen: Veggie, shoyu, miso and the signature Furious. Rice bowls, spring rolls, gyoza and takoyaki will also be available. If workers want to tie one on at lunch hour, they'll also find Japanese beer.
16" On Center —which runs Dusek's, Moneygun and St. Lou's Assembly— seems intent on releasing the names of the vendors piecemeal. There are 15 fast-casual stalls inside Revival, which will open inside The National development at 125 S. Clark St. sometime this summer. Maybe that means 13 more weeks of announcements.
Chicagoist first reported the news.