Ramen Tatsu-ya is pairing up with Alamo Drafthouse for the first time for a ramen-filled film dinner on Tuesday, February 28. A choice of two of the restaurant’s noodle soups will be paired with the screening of Tampopo, the 1985 Japanese comedy film with a spaghetti Western spin involving, well, ramen.
Update, 4:15 p.m.: Tickets are now sold out.
Update, February 28: There are now 14 tickets available to the screening tonight.
Eater reviewer Joshua David Stein described the core of the movie:
[...] the real star of Tampopo is a genuine love of ramen. As Ebert points out, the film could have easily lapsed into broad comedy if it weren’t for Itami’s insistence on specificity. There are vast stretches of exposition on the finer points of how to make broth (the key is never to let it boil); on the importance of being able to remember the rapid-fire orders of customers; on the amount of lye-content in the water used to make noodle dough; and even on the height of the pass and the depth of the counter as it pertains to ramen bowls. On the consumer side, a ramenologist offers a concise primer on the methodology and proper sequence of eating a bowl of ramen. True, some of his pointers seem far-fetched — “While slurping the noodles, look affectionately at the pork” — but the soundness of others, like “appreciate its gestalt,” is indisputable.
This is the first time Ramen Tatsu-ya has partnered with Alamo Drafthouse. Tickets are $48.71, which comes with the appetizer and choice between two of the ramens: the Ol’ Skool and the vegetarian-friendly veggie ramen.
The screening will take place at 7 p.m. at the South Lamar location.
Ramen Tatsu-ya’s Tampopo Menu
Edamame: boiled soybeans, sea salt
Ol' Skool Ramen: chicken soy broth with pork fat, chashu, brussels sprouts, naruto maki, negi, white onions
Veggie Ramen: mushroom soy broth, spring mix, woodear mushrooms, brussels sprouts, corn, tofu
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