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The Impossible Burger gets even more impossible

by Robin Garr » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:59 am

The Impossible Burger gets even more impossible

LEO's Eats with Robin Garr

Morels Cafe upgrades its Impossible Burger to Version 2.0.
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… and Morels has it.

Even if you’re not a vegetarian or vegan, the folks who make the Impossible Burger want to get their meat-free, gluten-free, hormone-free and ridiculously delicious burger into your mouth. No, they’re not pushy vegan evangelizers. They just want to save the earth by replacing resource-gobbling beef with eco-friendly plants.

This will only work, though, if the meatless burger tastes as good as meat, and let me tell you, Impossible Burger 2.0 scores. It’s juicy, it’s meaty, it’s textured, and it even bleeds, thanks to a wacky ingredient called heme that’s the plant-based first cousin to hemoglobin.

It looks, smells, and tastes so much like meat that, says Morels Cafe proprietor Stanley Chase, some of his vegan customers are disgusted at the very idea. But plenty more vegans, and carnivores too, are knocking Morels’ doors down to get a taste.

We tried it on Morels’ bacon-cheddar-mushroom burger (a $2 extra charge to substitute the Impossible 2.0 for the usual $12 Beyond Burger) with a side of curly fries, and it scored on every point: Looks, smell, and taste.

We also tried a Beyond Burger, another manufacturer’s entry in the Really Close To Beef competition. This one came on Morels’ diner burger with cheese ($11) with a side of broccoli salad. Both burgers were good. If you weren’t paying attention, you probably wouldn’t notice that the Beyond Burger isn’t real meat. I’d just about bet that the Impossible would fool you. Yes, it’s that good.

Two burgers and sides set us back $26.50, plus a $6.25 tip.

Read the full review on LouisvilleHotBytes,
http://www.louisvillehotbytes.com/impos ... ger-morels

You'll also find this review in LEO Weekly's Food & Drink section today.
http://www.leoweekly.com/category/food-drink/

Morels Cafe
619 Baxter Ave.
409-5916
http://morelscafe.com
https://facebook.com/MorelsCafe
https://instagram.com/morelscafe

Robin Garr's rating: 90 points

Noise level: Every table was filled during our midday visit, generating a happy buzz, but we had no difficulty hearing each other. (Average sound level was around 75dB, the sound inside a moving car.)

Accessibility: Three steps and a heavy door bar access through the front entrance.
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Re: The Impossible Burger gets even more impossible

by Jon K » Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:16 am

I love the Impossible Burger and am very excited that it will soon be available in grocery stores.

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