It's been quite a few months for the folks at Shoryuken Ramen.
First, they launched their three-month ramen pop-up at LUNCH in Scott's Additon. Next, the thing basically sold out within minutes both nights of its weekly pop-up.
Now, the little ramen pop-up that's available on Mondays and Tuesday nights in the 1213 Summit Ave. space made it on a national list of 6 "restaurant popups to catch while they’re still on the table" byUrbanful.com.
"Shoryuken Ramen: Richmond, Virginia
From December 2014 through February 2015, ramen is brewing at this pop-up establishment. Shoryuken has taken over the dinner fare at LUNCH Restaurant in Richmond, serving up their own unique tributes to Japanese ramen tradition. Active on social media, they’re always looking for new destinations to host the next pop up round— or to host cooking demonstrations around town."
And the folks at Shoryuken are extending their LUNCH run (to be fair, they were already planning to do it).
"Rick Lyons at LUNCH graciously agreed to let us extend our stay for two more months until end of April," Sarah Choi, who does PR for the pop-up, said.
And hopefully by then Shoryuken will have a brick and mortar, which it announced via Facebook it was searching for on Monday.
From Shoryuken's Facebook:
"We would like for you to help us decide on our next home: We are considering a location near VCU campus around Main & Harrison. Would you come out for ramen there?
If not, why not? Comment below and let us know!"
Nearly 70 people commented and the response was a resounding... um, please don't go near VCU because of parking.
So by Wednesday, the Shoryuken Ramen folks had changed their mind.
"We decided not to pursue the potential location in Main & Harrison area we posted on Facebook about," Choi said.
"It is really important to Shoryuken that our growing customer base, many of them loyal followers from our start, find our brick and mortar home to be easily accessible. Based on their feedback at recent pop-ups and on social media, we decided it is best to continue our search. We are aggressively pursuing Scott's Addition, Jackson Ward, Downtown and the Fan," she said.
Read the full article here.