munchies.vice.com – 30 sliders each. Five orders of fries. Five Cokes. But is it still the same in the age of the Impossible Slider?
Earlier this month, White Castle started serving the “Impossible Burger,” vegan patties that have been applauded for successfully mimicking the juicy, savory, and, well, meaty taste of beef. At a celebrity-studded event at the White Castle in Bushwick, Brooklyn, featuring the likes of comedian Eric Wareheim (the often bearded half of the comedy duo Tim & Eric), Questlove, and Ghostface Killah, Impossible Foods and White Castle execs explained how the plant-based sliders help to save land and water, and produce an eighth of the greenhouse gases of a regular burger. Now available in 140 White Castle locations across New York, New Jersey, and Chicagoland, the Impossible Burger’s presence at the 97-year old burger chain offers diners a healthier and more environmentally friendly alternative to meat.
But eight years ago, the only “impossible” White Castle offering that I had on my mind was attempting the epic meal shared by the titular heroes of Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle.
My friends had joked about it for years. None of us were particularly fervent fans of the film, but we appreciated the sentiment of driving an hour or longer just to reach a favorite restaurant. We also shared the belief that not all burgers are created equal; when you’re hungry for a White Castle slider, a Big Mac or a Whopper just isn’t going to cut it.
This article is dope and even doper when you have done what James is talking about. Me and Jamiel have absolutely taken road trips to find White Castle and when the closest one got shut down …that just meant the road trip was extended to the location of wherever the next closest White Castle is. As he said..when your jonesing one specific thing…you can’t settle, it’s just not going to be the same and it’ll just lead to disappointment and food regret.