Butterfly Bar at the Vortex
"...If the closure of East Side King at the Hole in the Wall left a giant ramen-shaped hole in your heart, you're now in luck. Hole in the Wall owner Will Tanner said today that Michi Ramen will be taking over the space...."
"...Michi Ramen6519 N. Lamar, 512/386-1908 Tue.-Sun., 11am-2pm; 5pm-12mid..."
"...It's hard to believe that just five years ago, the only type of ramen found in Austin was of the instant persuasion. And while those color-coded stacks still dominate every grocery store soup aisle, Austin ramen has now graduated college...."
"...When the East Side King at the Hole in the Wall closed at the end of December last year, it was a hit to the neighborhood, not only because we would be losing Yoshi Okai's (now heading Otoko) eccentric ramens, but because it was one of the last few places on the Drag that wasn't a generic fast-casual chain with cheerily insistent signage. So the news that the owners of Michi Ramen were developing a Japanese street food concept in the space was greeted with some elation..."
"...The centuries-old Chinese art of hand-pulled noodles is exhibited in fine form at this Mueller outlet, where a choose-your-own-noodle adventure (your pick of six sizes and shapes) makes for endless entrée options. Xian's shoyu ramen (I opt for the "spaghetti" noodle) gives Austin's celebrity ramen-yas (see No..."
"...The phenomenon’s most egregious at three different restaurants: Hopdoddy Burger Bar on South Congress, Ramen Tatsu-ya off 183, and Franklin Barbecue on East 11th, where the situation’s gotten so serious that there’s now a second market renting folding chairs for weekend waiters existing in Franklin’s singular ecosystem. Occupancy at those three restaurants during any standard meal time will require waits of up to an hour every time, with very few hits on the under...."
"...Their Stumptown nitro coffee is a cold brew infused with nitrogen, so it’s sure to satisfy all kinds of thirsts. The carbonation from the nitrogen, plus the kick from the coffee, will cool you down and keep you up, so you can make the most of these long summer days. Mochi at Michi Ramen www.michiramen.com..."
"...Stories like Wigginton's are not uncommon in Austin. Michi Ramen's owner Fredrick Lee also came to the restaurant industry from tech (website design), as did Home Slice Pizza co-owner Joe Strickland, a onetime programmer for Dell..."
"...6) BFFS Whether it was Micklethwait getting cozy with Austin Eastciders, Delysia Chocolatier smoking salts in Franklin Barbecue's pits, or Michi Ramen getting freaky with Via 313's pizza, Frankenstein's monster never seemed so edible...."
"...A Pale Mosaic debuted at the Austin Beer Guide release party at Draught House Pub and Brewery last week, followed shortly by a tapping at Michi Ramen. It will be on tap at Craft Pride and Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden this week...."
"...Anderson) brings the food truck experience to North Austin. The opening party features Snarkys Moo Bawk Oink, Genuine Joe On the Go, Big Fat Greek Gyros, the Dog Pound, and Michi Ramen..."