Impossible Burger at Ram in Marysville

I promise that I will not use this blog to preach at you...well maybe just this once. If you are concerned about climate change (and you should be), then you can take shorter showers, drive a smaller car or an electric car or use transit more and recycle. But the thing that you can do that will make the biggest difference is to be a vegetarian (don't panic or hit delete yet) as animal agriculture is by far the greatest producer of green house gas on the earth not to mention a huge consumer of precious water. If you have not done so already, go immediately to Netflix and watch the documentry Cowspiracy. I am watching it for the second time and freaking out. I am not a vegetarian. I call myself a "weekday vegetarian" (sometimes I even cheat at that like this week at "Pizza Palooza") and have been to one degree or another since reading "Diet For A Small Planet" back in the 1970s. I am pretty decent at it for a guy who is left to his own kitchen devices most of the time. In coming weeks, I am going to do a few posts showing how I make that idea work for myself. Maybe some of it will work for you. Even being a part time vegetarian will help the planet, not to mention your health and even your pocketbook.
With all that in mind, I was quite excited to hear about "Impossible Burger" recently. We have all tasted less than impressive vegetarian patties but this is something quite different.Go to and read about it. As soon as the opportunity arose, my partner and I set out to one of the nearest places to sample this new product and that brought us to Ram Restaurant and Brewery at Marysville (Tulalip).
This is a busy noisy place and we arrived on Sunday afternoon but were seated right away at a comfy booth where we could watch multiple sporting events and the bustling room. It is nicely decorated with local sports memorabilia and boasts a lot of local brews and evidently capable bartenders. A perfect place for friends to watch the game but we came on a mission! We got to the main event which was to try the Impossible Burger.
Impossible Burger and Coleslaw
0% Animal
And we both agreed, it was very good. It was grilled on the flat top with an excellent crust and I never would have known it was not beef. I kept cutting small pieces to taste it by itself but, while it could have been thicker (and rarer; we were offered the choice but I oddly asked for medium) it was almost but not quite indistinguishable from beef. All this and saving the planet too! I am very excited! I hope Impossible Burger will one day soon be available in grocery stores. Ram served it as a simple burger on a tasty bun with a very good, strongly horseradishy coleslaw.
We ordered Deep Fried Artichoke Hearts as a side which were very nice also. They were a bit dangerous as the pickled artichoke hearts tended to release all their liquid on the first bite. Watch out for that! Service was very nice and efficient and management even agreed to take a couple of pictures of the burger being grilled which I have not included here (sorry). Thanks so much. The menu is not just about Impossible Burger!. Folks can have a nice meal and a great time here even if solving climate change was not in the forefront of their minds! 
Ram Restaurant & Brewery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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