'Umami Burger' on Serious Eats

Someone Made an Umami Cronut Burger

It's a match made in trendy-NYC-food heaven (or hell): an Umami Burger with a bisected Cronut-for-buns. Yesterday, Matthew Schonfeld of First We Feast spent about five hours making this burger mash-up, starting at 6:38 a.m. when he got in line at Dominique Ansel Bakery for their limited number of deep-fried croissant doughnuts, and ending at the grand opening of Umami Burger's first NYC location. More

Umami Burger Will Open in the West Village on Monday

West Coast burger chain Umami Burger is set to open the first of three planned New York outposts next Monday in the West Village. The restaurant will be a sit-down, waiter service affair, with a full bar and cocktails. The menu will focus heavily on burgers and sides as one would expect, but it will also feature salads and possibly other sandwiches in the near future. Take a look through the slideshow at some of the burgers and cocktails » More

Burger City Guides: David Myers's Favorite Burgers in Los Angeles

David Myers knows a thing or two about burgers. After cutting his teeth working at a three Michelin-starred restaurant in France, then under Daniel Boulud, he set out to bring his own creation to Los Angeles. It took years of training and a rumored 11 tries to get Comme Ça's version just right, by treating it like a steak, but David says it's really his mom that taught him how to make what The New York Times has deemed a perfect burger (and we agree). Here are his top five burgers in Los Angeles. More

Umami Burger's $100 Truffle and Foie Gras-topped Burger

It's white truffle season, which means it's time to shave those truffles on top of burgers to increase the price by a bagillion percent. Umami Burger is now offering the $100 MNO (Money is No Object) Burger featuring a grass-fed wagyu patty topped with Grade-A Hudson Valley foie gras, onion marmalade, reduced 1977 Croft Vintage Port, and about a quarter-inch of freshly shaved Italian white truffles. The burger is only available for private parties reserved in advance—25-person minimum if you're eating at the restaurant, 50-person minimum if you want them to bring the burgers to you. More

Umami Burger Opening in NYC in Late 2012, Expanding with a Fast Food Concept

Popular Los Angeles-based burger mini chain Umami Burger (AHT review) is coming to New York City at the end of 2012, reports Grub Street. Hospitality group SBE has joined with Umami Restaurant Group founder/chief executive Adam Fleischman for the national expansion, which will include a fast food burger concept called U-ko. Nation's Restaurant News has more details about the upcoming restaurants, including a combination of 25 new Umami Burgers and U-ko locations by the end of 2013, the first UMAMIcatessen (Umami Burger, kosher deli, and charcuterie bar) in Los Angeles in November, and a pizza concept called 800°. More

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