Ippudo is an esteemed Japanese restaurant famed for their noodles.They have a “secret” ramen bar, which sounds quite exciting. And if you have special noodles and a secret HQ, who better to team up with than the Avengers? On Thursday and Friday a super special “Avemgers Interactive Ramen” will be served to 40 lucky chowhounds:
At 5:00pm each day, 40 lucky patrons ( no reservations will be accepted) will get a chance to participate in the Marvel Comics collaboration. Each customer receive a special T-shirt designed by Marvel artist Matt Waite, and each bowl of ramen will be served with beverages selected and paired by Chizuko Niikawa-Helton of Sake Discoveries.
“As one of Marvel’s biggest fans, I could not be more excited to honor Marvel’s Avengers in the form of ramen. I’ve had to carefully consider each character’s powers and personalities in order to select the appropriate ingredients to blend in our bowls,” says Kanegae. “Now if only Marvel will lend me Iron Man’s armor to wear while cooking both nights!”
I have no idea how early you need to get there to taste these noodles, but maybe eat some “stamina ramen” first to tide you over the wait. I’m sure Marvel’s CB Cebulski had a hand in setting this up before he jets off to his new job in Shanghai.
Anyone? Marvel Comics & Ippudo NY Announce Marvel Super Hero Ramen Pop-Up! New York, NY— Feb 12th, 2016 — On Thursday, February 25th, and Friday, February 26th, New York’s premiere ramen shop, Ippudo, located at 321 West 51st Street, will hold a special event spotlighting Marvel’s Super Heroes! During this one-of-kind pop-up, Marvel Comics fans and noodlelovers alike can watch as some of Earth’s Mightest Heroes “team-up” inside Ippudo Westside's secret second floor Ramen Bar, where Ramen Master Fumihiro Kanegae will serve his newest noodle creation, “The Avengers Interactive Ramen.” Each customer lucky enough to score a seat will receive a special collaboration T-shirt designed by artist Matt Waite, and each bowl of ramen will be served with beverages selected and paired by ChizukoNiikawa-Helton of Sake Discoveries. There will also be other surprises in store throughout each seating. “Everyone here at Marvel is thrilled that we’re able to collaborate with Ippudo on this unique event, one that spotlights the Marvel heroes in a way we’ve never seen before,” said Marvel's Senior Vice President of Creative and Creator Development, C.B. Cebulski. “This special bowl of ramen that Kanegae-san has created is not only work of art in its own right, it’s truly tasty too!” “As one of Marvel’s biggest fans, I could not be more excited to honor Marvel’s Avengers in the form of ramen. I’ve had to carefully consider each character’s powers and personalities in order to select the appropriate ingredients to blend in our bowls,” adds FumihiroKanegae. “Now if only Marvel will lend me Iron Man’s armor to wear while cooking both nights!” The event will be open to the public with a limit of 40 bowls of ramen per day. Seating will begin at 5:00pm on both days, and no reservations are accepted. #ippudo #ippudony #marvel #avengers
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