Con Ed finally found Mu Ramen's address in Long Island City and turned on the gas. Today Flo Fab breaks the news that the highly-anticipated ramen joint from Per Se vet Joshua Smookler and his wife, Heidi, will open Monday. One new interesting detail, according to Smookler: drawing inspiration from sushi bars, he's decided to make his cooks double as the servers.
A couple of tweets have come out of the Joshua and Heidi Smookler's first brick and mortar location, where they are testing out some recipes. The full menu isn't public yet, but there's definitely ramen made with oxtail and veal broth, topped with corned beef, cabbage, bamboo, and scallions, a tonkotsu, and brioche-encrusted, foie-stuffed wings.
Flo Fab also drops the news that next spring Marcus Sameulsson will open a "kitchenette" called Streetbird Rotisserie at 116th and Fredrick Douglass Boulevard, just about 10 blocks south of Red Rooster. And Christian Delouvrier, who cooked some stellar chicken for two, is leaving La Mangeoire on December 23 to do some consulting. No word yet on who will be his replacement.