Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BOGO With A Charitable Twist at Umami Next Week.

While I certainly don't recommend eating the entire Umami Burger menu in one sitting because that would be incredibly foolish, I do think the local mini-chain's latest promotion may be worth your time and stomach. Next Thursday, May 28th, all Umami locations, in accordance with something known as National Hamburger Day, will be running a non-traditional Buy One, Get One deal. Known as the "Get A Burger, Give A Burger" campaign, all patrons who order a burger will then receive the option of one of three things: 1) Receive a FREE burger coupon for themselves for June, 2) Gift the FREE burger coupon to a special someone for June, or 3) DONATE the free burger amount The Feeding America Network

Hint: do the third option

Find your nearest Umami location here.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Thrillist's The Culinary Road Trip: An Affordable, Awesome Food Festival Coming in June.

LA hosts many a food fest, but rarely are they are both affordable and awesome. Usually if a local food festival is cheap, there's always a catch. Admission doesn't include food or the lines are so insufferably long, there's no chance to eat the ticket price. Or if it truly is cheap, it definitely lacks awesomeness. So, imagine my skepticism when an email popped up in my Inbox for Thrillist's The Culinary Road Trip claiming to offer attendees some of the US of A's finest indulgences... in LA... for not much money.

I sussed it out though and it seems pretty on the level. Running Friday, June 12th through Sunday, June 14th at Siren Studios Orange in Hollywood, a mere $33 admission invites locals to enjoy the likes of Philly's Tony Luke's cheesesteaks, NYC's Black Seed Bagels and Chicago's Gino East deep dish (a UE fave), amongst other regional delicacies. To ensure you don't get hosed, there are three time slots each day, so you do not need to worry about ridiculous lines or food shortages. You will get your $33 worth if you want to get your $33 worth and it will be delicious.

For more info and tickets.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

FREE. Corned Beef Brisket Sandwiches. May 28th.

Santa Monica's slow-roasting sandwich geniuses, Carvery Kitchen, plan to celebrate the upcoming National Brisket Day in a big, big way. In honor of the much ballyhooed May 28th holiday, the beachside sandwich joint will dole out FREE Corned Beef Brisket Sandwiches from 11am-2pm and (again!)  5pm-8pm. And this isn't just some pedestrian, ordinary brisket sandwich. Based on a passed-down Eastern European family recipe, Carvery marinates their brisket for TWO weeks (!) and then roasts it for an additional 24 hours (!). That's a really long friggin time for sandwich meat and trust me, the proof is in the pudding.

Don't like red meat? They've got you covered too, brah. In addition to the holiday namesake sandwich, you can instead get a FREE Roasted Chicken or Mongolian Pulled Pork sandwich. All sandwiches even come with a side of jus, which is basically your very own mini-hot tub of awesomeness. 

One meal/sandwich per person max, but don't worry, the sandwiches are behemoths and one is aplenty.

FREE Sandwiches.
Thursday, May 28th.
11am-2pm, 5pm-8pm.
3101 Ocean Park Blvd, Ste #105, Santa Monica.