Man, the popup restaurant Mu Ramen has had a crazy week. First, Pete Wells gave the restaurant, which operates out of Bricktown Bagel in Long Island City, a very favorable review in the New York Times. After the article ran, the folks at Mu received an overwhelming 2,000 reservation requests in 24 hours. The husband and wife team are currently trying to set up a brick and mortar location in LIC, so they decided to cancel all upcoming meals out of the bagel shop. Keeping track?
The latest news, as reported by LIC Post, is that it’s likely Mu Ramen will set up permanent digs at 12-09 Jackson Avenue, between 48th Avenue and 47th Road. That’s the former Malu location; the ice cream shop shuttered last month. The owners didn’t announce the move but have applied for a liquor license there. Their hope is to open the ramen restaurant by the summertime.