In the latest rendition of its ongoing pop-up with forthcoming College Hill Japanese gastropub Kiki, Northside Yacht Club is presenting a tomato-themed ramen night on Mondays.
Chef Hideki Harada — formerly co-owner and chef at Kaze OTR — and his wife Yuko are slated to open Kiki this year and to get people a lil' amped up for the menu of Asian bar food — which will include items like Japanese fried chicken, okonomiyaki, gyoza and Yuko’s special curry donuts — Harada has been hosting a Monday night ramen pop-up at Northside Yacht Club since December of last year.
Former ramen menus have included classic iterations like tonkotsu ramen, as well as Mighty Ducks ramen with Peking-style duck.
To celebrate summer, Harada is harnessing the power of tomatoes with two types of Killer Tomato ramen: a meat option or a veggie option.
Killer Tomato Ramen ($11) features roasted pork belly, local cherry tomatoes, basil oil, green onion, poached egg and furikake.
The vegetarian Killer Tomato Ramen ($11) comes with local cherry tomatoes, basil oil, green onion, poached egg and furikake. Vegetarians get extra tomatoes and it can be made vegan without the egg.
This is the final night (Aug. 27) for the pop-up which runs 4-9 p.m. Northside Yacht Club, 4227 Spring Grove Ave., Northside, northsideyachtclub.com.