It's time to think outside the Jack in the Box.
Helping you forget that 50¢ tacos were ever your only option, Tanoshii Ramen + Bar (opening tomorrow) is your new late-night hot pot hotspot.
Because that's when the scalding cauldrons of delicious broth come out to play. There's the Tonkotsu with a pork base, ramen noodles, pork belly, and soft boiled egg. Or maybe the Shoyu and its soy vegetable soup with fish cakes is a more likely hangover-curing candidate.
They're both served until 3a, along with steamed bun sandwiches (spicy chicken, pork, or mushroom) and delectable homemade gyoza dumplings stuffed with pork and shrimp.
But you might want to get into the space before last call to enjoy a Big in Japan (Yamazaki 12 year whisky, angostura bitters, orange, and lemon oil) or a Poison Girl with cantaloupe-infused gin, lemon, and arugula.
It's important to note that this is Dallas' first ramen restaurant, which is monumentally better than those dried bricks of noodle clusters in your pantry.
And anything hawked by a guy in a giant clown head.
Photo credit: Claire McCormack
Price: 2 (out of 4)
Parking: Street; Pay lots
Best Bets: Pork and shrimp dumplings; the "Taiwanese Burger"; pork ramen hot pot
Eat Late: Food served until 3a Friday and Saturday nights
Nearby: Cafe Brazil; Buzzbrews; Trees