Logan Square eaters — and drinkers — get one of Chicago's hottest ramen spots today. Furious Spoon Logan Square, a larger version of the ever-bustling original known for house-made ramen noodles from chef Shin Thompson and thumping 90s hip-hop music, debuted for lunch at 11 a.m.
But this Furious Spoon is not only larger, it also houses a full bar and affordable cocktail program. Each cocktail costs $8 — with 10 on the menu including two on draft and two frozen — as well as three Furious "bombs" for $7 a piece. Beer, sake and wine are also available to drink.
The food side is mostly filled with menu favorites from the original location, but the main new feature comes in the form of a special late-night menu that's available starting at 9 p.m. nightly. It's filled with bar bites including Japanese fried chicken, veal and mushroom gyoza dumplings and a signature dish from Thompson's acclaimed but defunct Bonsoiree; as well as a special duck ramen. Read the full menus below.
The triangular 70-seat space, which used to house neighborhood Mexican restaurant El Charro, has similar aesthetics yet is larger and holds a separate bar for drinking and eating as well as a ramen bar in front of an open kitchen. You can order at the register like the original or grab a seat and order at the bar. The original plan for a rooftop was nixed, but there's seasonal sidewalk seating on both sides.
Take a tour of the space below, which features a street art mural of Thompson. If Furious Spoon 2 is as bustling as the original, Logan Square eaters will want to scope out their seats well ahead of time.
Furious Spoon Logan Square, 2410 N. Milwaukee Ave., (773) 770-3559, open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. until 1 a.m., Friday 11 a.m. until 2 a.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. until 3 a.m.