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Ramen Ride Redux

Time: September 22, 2013 from 3pm to 10:30pm
Location: Illinois Centennial Monument (the eagle pillar)
Street: 3200 W. Logan Boulevard
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map: http://goo.gl/maps/rRWZb
Phone: 312-560-3966
Event Type: social
Organized By: John Greenfield
Latest Activity: Sep 21, 2013

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Join us as we return to the northwest suburbs, home to Chicagoland's largest Japanese expat community, in a continuing quest to find the region's best ramen noodle soup. Ramen Misoya, the area's only freestanding, dedicated ramen shop, part of a global Japanese chain, recently opened in Mount Prospect in the former Torishin space, and has been garnering rave reviews. Before dining there, we'll make a stop at Tensuke Japanese supermarket in nearby Elk Grove Village to stock up on groceries and sample their sushi. After dinner, we'll ride a few more miles to catch Metra back to the city from the Mount Prospect station.

Here's a rough draft of the route - I'll tweak it to make it a little more bike-friendly: http://goo.gl/maps/rRWZb

Here's the schedule:
3:00 pm: Meet at the Logan Square pillar, departing at 3:15, bike 20 miles to Tensuke Market. If time permits, we can take a quick spin around Busse Woods forest preserve, across from Tensuke.
6:00 pm: Shopping and sushi at Tensuke.
7:15 pm: Bike 3 miles to Ramen Misoya.
7:30 pm: Dinner at Ramen Misoya.
9:00 pm: Bike 3 miles to Mt. Prospect Metra.
9:37 pm: Catch train home.
10:23 pm: Train arrives at Ogilvie Center.

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Comment by Sarah Braden on September 21, 2013 at 12:15pm

biking and food... a match made in heaven :) looking fwd to it!

Comment by Anne Alt on September 19, 2013 at 11:25am

Sounds like a great ride. Wish I could join you, but I'm PDX bound for a long weekend. Enjoy!

Comment by John Greenfield on September 19, 2013 at 8:21am

I can almost taste the noodles now! See you guys on Sunday.

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