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Ramen Tatsu-ya’s Chilled Ramen Is Back for the Summer

Plus Austin restaurants poke fun at IHOP’s switch to burgers, and more news

Ramen Tatsu-ya’s chilled ramen
Ramen Tatsu-ya’s chilled ramen
Ramen Tatsu-ya [Official]
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

— For the already-hella-hot weather, Ramen Tatsu-ya brought back its spicy chilled ramen. The ramen, served without broth, features spicy ground pork, ajitama, cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce as well as karashi mustard and chili oil. It’s a take on the classic Japanese cold noodle dish hiyashi chuka. It will be available at both the Research Boulevard and South Lamar restaurants through the end of the summer.

— When diner chain IHOP announced that its new name, IHOB, would mean it would shift its focus to burgers for some weird reason, along with a new logo, Texas and Austin restaurants and breweries decided to make fun of the change. Whataburger tweeted that it would “never change our name to Whatapancake.” Austin Beerworks fake-teased a new logo with the lowercase “b” in the similar font. And Pluckers tweeted out an image of its fake-new logo for “bluckers.”

— Kerbey Lane Cafe’s northwest restaurant on 13435 Highway 183 is temporarily closed for renovations. It will reopen on Thursday, June 21.

— Former president Bill Clinton stopped by South Congress restaurant Guero’s while he was in town promoting his new book.

— Downtown deli Walton’s Fancy and Staple is adding a new happy hour to its lineup, this time with a French theme. The $5 snacks include smoked salmon tartare on challah toast, fries with parmesan cheese, watermelon salad, and small Croque Monsieurs. Then, the $6 drinks will include refreshing cocktails like the Peachy Green mixed with Deep Eddy Vodka’s peach and green iced tea. It’s available from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Ramen Tatsu-ya [Research Boulevard]

8557 Research Blvd, #126, Austin, TX 78758 (512) 834-8810 Visit Website


601 Barton Springs Road, , TX 78704 (512) 477-9586 Visit Website


3909 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 443-9464 Visit Website

Walton's Fancy & Staple

609 West 6th Street, , TX 78701 (512) 542-3380 Visit Website

Austin Beerworks

3001 Industrial Terrace, , TX 78758 (512) 821-2494 Visit Website


707 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 478-1188 Visit Website