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Monday, May 11, 2009

Tomorrow Night: Can Ramen Get You Laid?

Posted By on Mon, May 11, 2009 at 9:00 AM

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San Francisco writer and occasional NPR contributor Andy Raskin has written a memoir called The Ramen King and I: How the Inventor of Instant Noodles Fixed My Love Life. Raskin realized that his cryptic book title didn't exactly describe its contents, so he took to the streets of San Fran to ask citizens how they think ramen helped him fall in love. The resulting video is way cute, as people pontificate on everything from how ramen signifies a simpler value system to altogether more primal observations.

"You had the ramen," says one man. "She had the hot water!"

Raskin will share the answer to his burning question at the book's official launch party tomorrow night, 7:30 p.m., at Booksmith (1644 Haight at Clayton). Hayes Valley's True Sake will pour sake tastings at the free 90-minute event.

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