The SD ramen scene is about to get a significant upgrade. Now fans of Santouka can save the trip to Costa Mesa and get a bowl of their ramen when their booth opens inside the Mitsuwa Marketplace. A help-wanted poster announcing the new store was already up in the small eating area, though it did not announce any dates.
It helped to take the sting out of the other poster, the one which announced that Asameshi ran out of ramen. I confirmed with the folks at Kayaba, who said that Asameshi would not be serving Monday and Kayaba will return to their regular menu. So the Mitsuwa Ramen Festival 2008 is now a thing of the past.