Wednesday, July 13, 2016

What To Order On The Brand Spanking New Umami Menu.

Okay, I'm not going to waste your precious Post-Lunch Food Blog Perusing Procrastination Time. I know it's valuable as fuck. I also know you know about Umami Burger. You probably know I ate the whole damn burger menu there once as well. Something you way not know though: the Santa Monica Umami recently moved up the street to classier, stylish new digs at 525 Broadway and, in doing so, switched things up quite a bit menu-wise. 

Set to be the benchmark for all future locations and eventually current ones, the Umami bill of fare has expanded, both on the food and drink side. Here's what the nouvau shiz you should be ordering on your next visit...

To Sip: 
Velvet Mule.
Truth: I usually drink beer with burgers. Another truth: this is usually a mistake. Going with something lighter leaves more room for burger-fry consumption. A delicious combination of my dear dear friend Tito's, a sweet "velvet" syrup, lime juice, ginger beer, bitters and mint, I highly recommend this 'tail.

To Appetize: 
Butter Corn.
This is not a complicated dish. It's corn on the cob, buttered, grilled and then topped with Umami's so-called sweet "Master" sauce, a little soy sauce, Parmesan sprinkles and a lime squeeze. That's it. The result is mighty tasty though and probably the strongest app/side on the menu aside from their signature Cheesy Tots.

To Main Course:
Loco Moco
Right now this is a Santa Monica exclusive. I imagine that won't last for long because it's really good and people will start requesting at other locations. You get an Umami beef patty smushed between two rice patty "buns," with some medium-to-thick gravy and an oozing fried egg atop. It's a burger breakfast... that you can have at any hour.