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The underground ramen restaurant is, literally, underground.
The underground ramen restaurant is, literally, underground.

Underground, after-hours ramen noodle shop to open

This weekend, Justin Carlisle will open an after-hours ramen noodle shop inside Ardent, his restaurant located at 1751 N. Farwell Ave.

Ardent closes at 10 p.m. and at 11:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturday nights, starting this Friday, Dec. 6, Carlisle will reopen and serve only drinks and bowls of ramen noodles.

"No packages," he says. "But all ramen. And I’ll stay open until I run out."

Carlisle will offer one special. For $10, diners can get a bowl of noodles and a Pabst. Although there won’t be any other food on the menu, there will beer, wine, cocktails and soda available.

Carlisle is the former executive chef at SURG Restaurant Group's Umami Moto. He opened Ardent at the end of October.

"It’s going to be underground-style," says Carlisle. "It’s something I’ve always wanted to do."

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lalanam | Dec. 3, 2013 at 4:16 p.m. (report)

InTheView, please, continue. This is clearly an important subject to you.

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InTheView | Dec. 3, 2013 at 3:53 p.m. (report)

Hang on, hang on, I just called the kitchen at Pastiche... unfortunately the have no plans of adding ramen to their menu, so sadly I'll never know the deeply complex, sophisticated art of ramen because my little world doesn't include a value meal that includes a can of Pabst, found only in a dank basement on the east side.

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InTheView | Dec. 3, 2013 at 3:29 p.m. (report)

YOU GUYS ARE FUNNY! Ramen is top notch there, kid. Let me call Sandy D'Amato and see how he cooks his packets up. He probably nukes his for a couple minutes like the hipsturds on the west coast.

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Squinn | Dec. 3, 2013 at 1:18 p.m. (report)

I slightly agree with InTheView, I'm sure there is more elegance than meets the eye with this place, but when you pair an item with a PBR the expectations for the main course plummet to the level of a 10 cent bag of ramen noodles. Although it may be worth an upscale noodle joint, with the lack of knowledge of this specific restaurant I think it is pretty closed minded of an individual to consider another "stupid" based on the perception of ramen noodles given in this article.

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pfan | Dec. 3, 2013 at 1:09 p.m. (report)

Well said lalanam. There are really cool ramen places like this popping up all over on the coasts. Glad to see this finally happening here.

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