A brand spankin' new ramen and izakaya in downtown Durham, founded by Billy and Kelli Cotter of Toast, and Nick and Rochelle Johnson of the Cookery and Ponysaurus. We really, really needed this! They offer 6 styles of delicious ramen, with my favorite being the miso, served with ground pork, soy-marinated soft egg, pickled cabbage, sweet potato, bean sprouts, and scallion. The upstairs izakaya boasts an ambitious list of perfectly executed bar snacks, and a great selection of cocktails, beers, and wines. I tend to lean towards the perfect pairing of a pony-sized Miller High Life—it's so good with savory broths and charcoal-grilled meats and vegetables.