The sold out Nakamura.ke mobile kitchen — the glow-in-the-dark ramen pop-up complete with black lights, edible luminescence, and tales from the dark side — sets up shop at the Sound Table in the Old Fourth Ward, starting Wednesday, January 30. For those who didn’t receive a golden token to one of the six-seat dinners, Nakamura.ke is hosting a series of “night parades” Wednesday through Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. throughout the pop-up’s run. They take place at Space2 next door on Edgewood Avenue.
The $10 cover grants access to Nakamura.ke’s evening parties, where people can walk in and order glow-in-the-dark bites like dumplings and sip luminescent cocktails. Karl Injex, co-owner of Sound Table, developed the set list for Space2, which includes different DJs each evening. Night parades are first come, first served.
A second (and sold) ramen pop-up series takes place February 20 through March 2 at Paris on Ponce (PoP) on the Eastside Beltline, near Ponce City Market. It centers around the 509-year-old Yokai family and the Nakamura children. Chef Nhan Lee (8Arm, Octopus Bar) serves as its executive chef. No word if the PoP ramen series will also include night parades.
Nakamura.ke is based upon shapeshifting Japanese mythical spirits called yōkai. For the pop-up’s purposes, these Nakamuras serve “bioluminescent ramen in the underworld.” All of the luminescent food served during Nakamura.ke is safe to eat and is all-natural, using ingredients like quinine and natural food coloring, which glow in the dark under a black light.
January 30 through February 16, 6 p.m. until late. Tickets are purchased at the door.
Space2, 485 Edgewood Avenue SE, Atlanta. dashboard.us/upcoming