Update: Better late than never. Jonathon Sawyer's Noodlecat will open in Crocker Park, finally, on Nov. 13, almost exactly a year after initial plans were announced.
It was to be the second location, but Sawyer shuttered the downtown Noodlecat location earlier this year. That location, on Euclid Ave., will soon be home to another ramen joint, this one from Otani Noodle, which will make the downtown Cleveland joint its second location. (The original is in Uptown.)
(Original story 11/18/2016): Fans of Jonathon Sawyer's ramen outpost on Euclid Ave. will probably be happy with the news this week that a Noodlecat will be opening at Crocker Park.
The original resto, launched in 2011, has undergone a few menu modifications in its short history. Last summer Sawyer and team streamlined the menu
to be more fast-casual, with diners picking their noodle, their flavor (pork miso with roasted pork; pork dashi with crispy short rib; coconut curry with tofu tonkatsu...) as well as a few add-ons. Also on the new bill of fare are veggie side dishes and a handful of steam buns.
Look for Noodlecat's Westlake operation to open in 2017 along with a handful of other new additions to Crocker.
Haven't been? Check out the menu below.