The Ram – Kent, WA and have visited University Village and Northgate locations (Seattle) as well. There are locations in four other states. http://www.theram.com/ The Kent location is located at Kent Station http://www.kentstation.com/ which includes a movie theater and shopping…so whether you make it your only reason for visiting or a stop before or after your outing…it makes your time there a good one. We happened to see Iron Man 2 beforehand – and it gets a thumbs-up! The RAM is a good place to view a sporting event, offers good quality food and a nice menu selection. A favorite and common selection is Buttface Amber beer and Bacon Chedder burger. The French Dip is also a good choice. Ooohh…and we can’t forget the Bloody Mary, especially for game day (morning). Join their MVP club for updates and promotions via email.
The Ram UPDATE 1/16/11 – Northgate location. During this time of year, The Ram opens at 9 am for NFL playoffs and serves a breakfast menu. We were there bright and early for the festivities; unfortunately the Seattle Seahawks lost to the Chicago Bears…two games away from the Superbowl. This description was taken straight from the menu.. THE FABURGE, a masterpiece of burger d’art, named after the famed “Faburge” egg…features breakfast, lunch and dinner in every bite. Seasoned burger patty, topped with Wisconsin cheddar, sliced country ham, hickory smoked bacon, fried egg, fried onion crisps and mayonnaise 11.99 (note: I did not have this selection but the comment was that it is GOOD…with enthusiasm :)). Also, the Nachos Deluxe (beef) was served as well as the Full Blitz Skillet. On this day, The Ram made a special Bloody Mary that came with a skewer of olives, onions, cheese, celery, and cherry tomatoes…and a snit of Blonde ale.
Joey Restaurant (two times this month) – locations in Canada and three in Washington State. Suggestions include the BLT Wedge Salad (although I typically ask for it to be chopped), Joey Signature Fries, Cheesburger Sliders, and all else that has been tried http://joeyrestaurants.com/. This is a good meeting place and you can typically find this a big hangout for the male persuasion…the women servers wearing black. UPDATE 3/2011 – I wish I had ordered the burger or sliders on this date…. there were four of us and the partial winner was the Evil Chicken Chopped Salad.
Redhook Brewery/Forecaster’s Pub – Woodinville, WA – see “Sammamish River Trail” posting
Tacos Guaymas – see “Green Lake” posting
See “4 hours to Methow Valley” posting for various…