When you’ve had enough “wintry mix” forecasts and 4pm sunsets, stroll along the stretch of Newark Avenue that’s decorated with wreaths and closed to foot traffic, sit at the bar at Ani Ramen, and sip some Japanese whiskey while sticking your face into the rising steam from a bowl of spicy miso ramen.
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Rai Rai Ken
There’s plenty of ramen in the East Village these days, and no shortage of opinions on where to go. We happen to believe that Rai Rai Ken sits near the top of the heap, mostly because that shoyu ramen is so good, but also because it’s inexpensive and simple.
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