Ramen District plans to bring the trendy Japanese noodle soup, traditionally served with ingredients like pork belly, boiled eggs, miso, seaweed and scallions, to the Old Courthouse in historic downtown Crown Point.
Meraki Hospitality Group, the owners of Provecho Latin Provisions on the courthouse square, plan to open the new ramen joint in the space formerly occupied by Noka's Cafe and Catering at the north entrance of the Old Courthouse at 1 Courthouse Square. Chef Chris Pappas started Ramen District as a pop-up series that has taken over Provecho several times with a special menu that showcases different noodles, rice dishes and cocktails.
Pappas describes it as an "exhilarating concept that brings a fresh and hip experience to the historic Old Lake Courthouse." The pop-up takeover dining experiences at Provecho all sold out quickly, proving to be a hit on social media.
A departure from the Spanish and Latin American food Provecho is known for, Ramen District has served up Japanese cuisine like ramen bowls, fried rice and made-from-scratch kimchi.
The restaurant is now hiring for a range of positions and plans to open soon.
While ramen restaurants are common in neighboring Chicago, Northwest Indiana does not currently have a dedicated ramen restaurant, though the dish is available at Region restaurants like Motea in Schererville, Poke-Man in Merrillville, Kitaro Surf & Turf & Sushi in Munster, Furin Japanese Restaurant & Bar in Valparaiso, Beer Geeks in Highland, Little Tokyo Japanese Restaurant, Fuji Japanese Restaurant in Portage and Dragon Bowl in Munster.
For more information, visit www.ramendistrict.com or call 219-663-0050.