The Smooklers are expanding their culinary empire by taking over the former Alobar space and renaming it Ravenswood Tavern according to Eater. The menu will have more in common with the prior occupant than Mu Ramen, with chef Joshua Smookler creating his version of comfort foods. Expect it to be more like a 21st century steakhouse with a special focus on big-ticket meat items like rack-of-lamb and bone-in-ribeye for two. Plus he will be making pastas in house. A late-fall opening is the early line. Who can believe it was less than four years ago that Mu Ramen was just a twinkle in the LIC eye?
Mu Ramen Team Goes Hard on Meat at New LIC Tavern – striped bass and smoked Mu-ssels too