Sunday, February 22, 2009
The sixth sense.
I'm not a foodie, I actually kind of hate that word. Nothing worse than a self-proclaimed foodie. And ya'll know I never do restaurant reviews, mostly because I don't eat meat very well. I eat it sometimes because I have to, but usually its with a disgusted look on my face.
But here, at Umami Burger, I ate more meat at one sitting than I ever have in my life ala the Turkey Confit Burger. I guess the turkey is fried in duck fat and then ground. But its not fatty or oily at all. But not too dry either. The also have a lamb burger and about 8 other burgers made of beef. I have read some negative reviews of the french fry serving, but really, how many french fries does a person really need when you're eating a big piece of beef on a soft buttery bun? In case you don't know, not many. I think it's the the perfect serving size. Especially if you're Mary Kate Olsen.
Proprietor, Adam Fleishman (pictured on the left), told me that they are working hard on perfecting a veggie burger that will made primarily from mushrooms. YUMMMMAMMMIII!
The BEST thing about Umani Burg, besides the food, is that its BYO. So you can get in and out for cheap, which is REALLY important for those of us with unemployed husbands. (Peter, in case you read this, just making a little recession joke honey!) We went for lunch and spent $20, which was far better money spent than the $24 we spent at the ArcLight seeing The Wrestler (Ugh! the worst script!!!).
Umami Burger is on La Brea between 8th and 9th, east side of the street. It's in my hood, I can literally walk there, so when you come this way, call me, I'll meet you!