Old Favorites Return to RAM Restaurants in Tacoma, Federal Way, Northgate and South Hill

Posted on December 11th, 2018 at 9:51 pm

If you’ve been missing some of your old favorites from our menu, not to worry because the RAM is bringing them back in Tacoma, Federal Way, Northgate and South Hill! This is no limited time offer, so these items are back and here to stay.

Burgers, sandwiches and more are back for your enjoyment. The PB & J burger, topped with creamy peanut butter, smoked bacon, roasted jalapeños, cheddar, roma jam, and lettuce and tomato on a Kaiser bun. Bursting with flavor, the Teriyaki Burger is topped with Swiss cheese, pineapple salsa, sweet pineapple slaw and chipotle mayo on a Kaiser bun, complete with a teriyaki glaze. To go along with some great returning burgers, some of your favorite sandwiches are here again. The Oven Baked Club Focaccia is complete with ham, turkey, mozzarella cheese, tomato, smoked bacon, red onion and Caesar dressing on a warm focaccia bun. Everyone’s favorite fish sandwich, the Nantucket is back with White fish, dusted with seasoned flour and cooked golden. Topped with sweet pineapple slaw, cheddar cheese and RAM tartar sauce, this sandwich is served on grilled white bread and ready to go.

No matter the mood, there’s a returning favorite for you! Stop in today to reunite with your long lost go-to burger or Sandwich.

Growler of the Month Club Available Now

Posted on December 11th, 2018 at 6:27 pm

Have you or a loved one ever enjoyed a local craft beer so much you wished you could take it take home with you? Lucky for you, that’s now possible with our new Growler of the Month Club! This is the perfect gift for the beer lover in your life, even if that means you’re gifting it to yourself. Just$99.99 buys you 12 growler fills throughout the year, complete with a 64oz growler jug that’s yours to keep. Our beer is on tap seven days a week, so stop by any day to fill up on any of your favorites, like the Total Disorder Porter,Big Red IPA or Hometown Blonde Ale. Perfect for family gatherings, barbecues, or watching the big game with some friends, you can even fill your growler with one of your local brewer’s seasonal offerings!

That shiny new punch card will be accepted at any location, so all you have to do is present it to a team member to unlock that cold, refreshing goodness in the comfort of your own home. There’s only a limited supply available, so ask your server for a club card while they last and get yourself or a loved one in on this great deal just in time for the holidays.

New Daily Specials in Tacoma, Federal Way, South Hill and Northgate

Posted on December 11th, 2018 at 6:17 pm

Your favorite menu items have become even more enjoyable with new daily food specials at select RAM Restaurants:  Tacoma, Federal Way, South Hill and Northgate! We’ve got you covered seven days a week with a different special each day. Along with daily specials, we’ll also have lunch specials served Monday-Friday.

Start your week off with all day happy hour on Monday. You read that right, happy hour on Monday’s from open to close. Everyone’s least favorite day of the week just got a whole lot better with a day full of happy hour food and drinks. On Tuesday, come in and enjoy our RAM Mac & Cheese for just $7 and add your choice of grilled or blackened chicken. Wednesday is burger day, so stop by for any RAM burger, any side, and any 180z. RAM beer for $13. Grilled8oz. Sirloin Steak, with maitre’d butter and seasoned fries is just $10.99 onThursday. Weekends are well worth waiting for at the RAM, thanks to our HouseRoasted Prime Rib, served with cheddar mashed potatoes, seasoned veggies,horseradish cream and au jus, starting at 10oz. for $21.95 on Friday andSaturday. Sunday is a great day to bring the whole family, as kids eat for just$1 for the whole day!

The specials don’t stop there! Monday-Friday come in for our daily lunch specials from 11AM-3PM. Choose from entrees like the Half Turkey Havarti, Half French Dip, Quarterback Burger, Half Chicken Almond Salad, or Half Chicken Caesar. Pair your entrée with any classic RAM side, like Seasoned Fries, RAM Chips or House Salad, just to name a few. Add your choice of beverage and call it lunch for just $9.95!

The Weather’s Just Right for a Steak-cation

Posted on December 4th, 2018 at 10:38 pm

An award-winning brewery deserves a steak menu to match, and that’s exactly what the RAM Restaurant & Brewery has created with Steakcation – a limited-time menu boasting customizable 8oz sirloin steak dinners starting at just $16.99. Banger Smith, Brand Leader at The RAM, comments: “Our Harris Ranch sirloin steaks come from all-natural, grass-fed beef finished with corn for the last couple of weeks. Our Steakcation menu showcases four delicious sirloin preparations, all flame-grilled to juicy perfection.”

The RAM’s Steakcation menu is all about value and customization. Start with your choice of a soup or a house salad. Next, choose your favorite sirloin preparation: Black & Bleu (peppercorn crusted with Wisconsin Bleu Cheese crumbles and maitre ‘d butter), Garlic Roasted Mushroom (garlic mushroom demi-glace), Zesty Rubbed (17-spice rub and maitre ‘d butter), or Simply Grilled (maitre ‘d butter). Finally, make your Steakcation a trip to remember with two delicious side selections, including cheddar mashed potatoes, onion rings, and sweet potato fries (just to name a few). Globe-trotting Steakcationers can double their sirloin portion for just $7, and every plate comes with a generous portion of RAM’s signature crispy onions as well.

“My favorite is the Black & Bleu cooked medium-rare,” Smith added. “I pair that with our house Big Red’s IPA. Of course, our Buttface Amber Ale or our medal-winning Udder Chaos Imperial Milk Stout would also be great with any Steakcation selection.”

Steakcation is available now through December 31st at The RAM Restaurant & Brewery.

(Please note: Steakcation features are not available in Tacoma, Federal Way, Puyallup South Hill, or Seattle Northgate.)

The History of the IPA

Posted on November 21st, 2018 at 6:09 pm

The IPA is perhaps the most popular style of craft beer. It is a staple of many craft breweries and comes in many different flavors and variants. The IPA is fun to experiment with and create seasonal offerings, using a variety of hops and ingredients. Our flagship IPA, Big Red’s India Pale Ale was first introduced in September of 1995 and has been a fan favorite ever since. Brewed with Citra and Amarillo hops, the Big Red is bold and bursting with citrus hop flavor and aroma that are reminiscent of grapefruit. It is brewed to be 6.2% ABV and 65 IBUs, allowing for a smooth and welcoming hoppy beer.

A beer as unique as the IPA would of course have an interesting past. The story goes that the IPA was first brewed in the late 18th century by George Hodgson, amongst other British brewers. The idea behind the India Pale Ale came not from a creative place, rather necessity. In partnership with the East India Co., ales were being shipped from Britain to India, but going bad during the long journey. To help the beer stay fresher while traversing the high seas, brewers began crafting a style of beer that was brewed with more hops to act as preservatives during shipment. Maybe this is all true, or maybe the British just wanted an excuse to brew stronger beer. In a world full of light lagers, the IPA is a welcome addition to any restaurant or bar tap list.

While we don’t send our IPA on long journeys overseas, we still brew it with plenty of hops, so it stays fresh while traveling from tap to table. It’s won plenty of medals, as well as the hearts of many beer lovers. You’ve drank plenty of imitators and copycats, but there is only one Big Red’s IPA.