In classic Texas fashion, summer's six-month reign of terror has given way to a week of autumn that, this weekend, will be yanked away by the icy-cold fingers of the Night King — er, a cold front. With temperatures dipping as low as the mid-30s, we're gonna need a bowl of something steamy to warm up. Everyone knows Ten Ramen has some of the best noodles in town, but if you're looking to try a new bowl of ramen, here are four places to check out.
2822 Elm St.
Fort Worth's Oni Ramen has a new shop in Deep Ellum, and it's the perfect place to warm up this weekend, especially with the famously spicy Oni Reaper bowl.
2817 Maple Ave.
Top Knot may not usually be a ramen spot, but now that it's extended its summer Uncommon Ramen series into the fall, it's the perfect spot to get a creative bowl dreamed up by some of the city's biggest chefs. From 5-10 p.m. Monday night, chef Julian Barsotti of Carbone's will whip up a special-edition ramen complemented by a menu of Japadogs and a drink pairing. Reservations are encouraged. If you can't make this round, chef Gregory Gourdet of Departure Portland will be the noodley guest of honor Nov. 27.
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Ichiro Ramen Shop
4906 Maple Ave.
Just down the street from Top Knot is a quiet little ramen spot that we've loved since it opened last fall. Try the uber-umami tonkotsu ramen with black garlic oil.
Kimchi Stylish Korean Kitchen
2625 Old Denton Road, Carrollton
As its name might imply, Kimchi Stylish Korean Kitchen takes fermented cabbage very seriously. Try the kimchi and spicy pork or a bowl of kimchi ramen from the secret menu.