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Dishes and drinks that have us doing a double-take this week include a gingerbread cookie-inspired latte, a new take on the classic St. Louis slinger at Grand Tavern by David Burke and the Miso Matzo Ball Ramen at the newest location of Ramen-San, a Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises concept.

Ramen-San, a concept from Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, opened its third location in Chicago on Dec. 4. One dish exclusive to the new store is a fusion ramen bowl that combines oden, or Japanese fish ball soup, and the classic Jewish chicken-matzo ball soup. The menu item is made with double-chicken broth — composed of chicken broth that is simmered for eight hours with ginger, garlic, kombu, shiitake, carrots, parsley, celery and onion — Tokyo wavy noodles from craft ramen noodle maker Sun Noodle, house-made matzo balls, schmaltz, carrot, daikon, celery, sesame seeds and green onion.

Availability: Indefinitely

Price: $14