Maybe there's something character-building about enduring the lines outdoors at Ferry Plaza for Richie Nakano's ramen, maybe not. You'll have a chance to ponder that as you slurp, seated ― indoors ― tonight and again on Dec. 27, when Nakano brings his Hapa Ramen Monday pop-up back to Bar Tartine. Tonight's menu includes ramen, for sure; also Dungeness crab rice noodles with fish sauce, Korean-style fried chicken with yuzu, and root vegetables with ras el hanout (all appetizers clock in under the $10 mark). Make phone reservations (see below), or just show up.
Hapa Ramen Pop-Up
When: Tonight, Dec. 20, 6-10 p.m. (also Mon., Dec. 27)
Where: Bar Tartine, 561 Valencia (at 16th St.)
Reservations: 684-2779; walk-ins accepted