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Hot Open: Shinsekai in Vienna

Plus, Hot Lola’s opens this weekend at Quarter Market—and more food world news.

Photo by Stefanie Gans

The world of ramen is vast. Though the boom hit years ago—remember when it took all night to wait in line for Toki Underground?—there’s now more nuance to the scene.

Shinsekai Ramen opened in Vienna with a streamlined chicken-based broth lineup. Most ramen shops sell paitan (cloudy, cream broth) and chintan (clear), but this brings a Mom’s-chicken-soup feel to the Japanese bowl. The menu is still in soft-opening phase, but the karaage (fried chicken) is an early winner with crunch and a little sweetness. // Shinsekai Ramen: 234 Maple Ave. E, Vienna 

News, events, etc. 

No need to wait 45 minutes for a bagel in Park View. Dolcezza locations will now sell Call Your Mother’s bagels. [Eater]

Ornery Beer Company joins with Tin Can Brewing Company for a Bristow taproom. [Facebook]

Vienna’s Pure Pasty is a back-to back winner at the World Pasty Championship in England. [Vienna Connection]

FRESHFARM will take over the farmers market at Mosaic District, and its opening weekend (April 6 and 7) coincides with cherry blossom festivities. [FRESHFARM]

Also in Mosaic District, Alta Strada received 71 one-star reviews on the same day on Facebook. What’s up with that? [Washington City Paper]

Hot Lola’s debuts at Quarter Market in Ballston on Sunday. [Instagram]

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