I loves me some burgers. I’m from Chicago, and there are countless places that have amazing burgers. I have my favs in the Chi: I love Edzo’s in Evanston, because it’s old school and simple. DMK has remarkable beef, and I love their toppings.
Out here, eeeeeveryone talks about In and Out. I figured it would be like Five Guys (which I like). So I knew I had to have In and Out Burger. I had it, and it was pretty good. Not amazing, but a good, solid burger. (I would probably enjoy it more with cheese.)
But then several people told me about Umami Burger. After drooling over my laptop while looking at the menu, I went with my friend visiting from San Francisco. Oh. My. God. It was the best thing I have put in my mouth. I scarfed down my Hatch Burger (homemade cheese and 4 green chiles), and could not believe how wonderful it was. Literally changed mah lyfe. It was burger was juicy, the meat was phenom, and the topings were the best. I felt badly because I thought DMK was the best. But it kicked my Chicago favorite’s ass.
The day after, my friend and I were walking and randomly we would just say, “that was the best thing ever.” or “omg, those roasted tomatoes!” This is not a lie. It actually happened. Ask the people of the Americana Mall in Glendale.
Obviously, Umami is not a fast food place, so it is expensive, but it is worth it. I luckily was able to go (for the second time this weekend) today. What is more American than a delicious burger? Nothing. Not even Jeffrey Campbell Stars and Stripes platform sandals. Happy 4th Y’all!