With winter weather still ravaging D.C., soup season doesn’t appear to be over anytime soon. A flurry of D.C. restaurants are unleashing unusual ramen creations and promotions — think giant foam noodle decor, doctored up instant ramen, and late-night parties — to warm up fans inside. Here are six spots to get your slurp on now.
Jinya Ramen Bar
The brand new chef’s special at the Los Angeles-based ramen chain is going green for St. Patrick’s Day and through the spring. The Green Monster, available from Friday, March 1 through the end of May at all locations, features green chicken broth, chicken chashu, green onions, crispy kale, crispy onions, and green kale noodles. Last summer Jinya’s portfolio of Fairfax and Logan Circle restaurants grew with the addition of an outpost in Rockville’s Pike & Rose complex, complete with a sleek Suntory Toki machine used to whip up whiskey highballs.