Friday, October 4, 2013

Umami Burger (Los Angeles - Arts District)


Umami strikes again.

This time, close to home and work in the Arts District across the street from Wurstkuche and a stones throw away from Church & State, Bestia, Handsome Coffee, Stumptown Coffee, Guerrilla Tacos and many more bustling businesses in the area.  

Umami moved into the former District Lounge which sucked more than (insert porn star name here).  Post to follow [one day}. 

A peek inside the main dining room.  The patio out back looks much the same as it did before.

The Arts District Manly Burger (not on the menu) - This artery-clogging beauty features a 50/50 blend of beef and bacon.  Can you say Slater's 50/50?  The patty is topped with pork belly and the bacon onslaught continues with a slathering of baconaise (bacon mayo).  The bun? Oh it's just been toasted slightly...with bacon fat.  But fear not, there's no bacon in the cheese, just beer.  The whole thing sounds over-the-top, but it's really not.  It's not a salt bomb, like you would expect.  The bacon makes its presence felt more with it's smokiness than anything else.  I mean, the bacon grease bun...I couldn't taste it nor feel it.   Very good burger, either way.  But for $14, no side and for the size of it, I'd pass on ordering it again.  Once was enough for me.         

Cerveza en botella y lata.

What I will return for, is the locally sourced beer.  It's rather slow when I'm getting off of work so it's the opportune time for me to go.  I'm sure I'll get more food as well, but at that time of day, I'm really just looking to enjoy a cold one.  


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