Hats off to TBS for suggesting trying Umami Burger yesterday.
Went in w/o any expectations as I had no idea about this place.
I guess it's some off-shoot of the one in LA?
Walking in you're greeted w/ a pristine white samurai sword by the front door.
I guess it's the weapon of choice by the old tater tots grandma. More on that later.
Off the bat, second on the list is their Manly Burger.
That was enough for me to just get it for the name.
The Manly Burger has beer-cheddar cheese, smoked salt-onion strings, bacon lardons, ketchup and mustard.
BACON LARDONS!!! Even w/ that I ended up going w/ something else.
Here's a shot of TBS's Manly Burger.
Looks delicious, he didn't share so I had no idea how it tasted.
I'm guessing it was good since it was gone w/ the quickness.
I passed up the MB since on the menu there was Bacon-Wrapped Scallop Burger: scallop patty topped w/ crispy pork belly, sweet chili sauce and yuzu-garlic aioli.
For me, crispy pork belly > bacon lardons in this case.
So how was this burger? Technically not really one it was fucking delicious.
There were two fatty slices of pork belly on top of a patty made from juicy scallops.
It was freaking melt in your mouth fantastic.
And no pic here (think TBS posted one), but our server also recommended the Greenbird, first on the menu: Diestel Farms turkey, crushed avocado, green cheese, butter lettuce, sprouts, green goddess.
At first taste, didn't seem like it was turkey but more like lamb.
It was quite gamey and easily passable for me in the future.
Other pass, their Tempura Onion Rings.
Sweet Potato Fries were only ok.
I'd definitely recommend getting the House Pickles.
At first I thought it'd be just some normal house pickled cucumbers instead of a whole plate of pickled vegetables.
And back to the tater tots grandma, apparently it's not on their menu but they have Cheesy Tater Tots.
Saw some dude enjoying what seemed like a bowl of tots and it was!
At first I thought it might have been their Smushed Potatoes on the menu, but it's not.
We asked our server and she said that they don't put the tots on the menu because it's very limited and runs out quick.
Some grandma rolls them by hand in their underground dungeon. Poor grandma.
Bottom line: Recommended to try. Prices are out there though.
But there's plenty of other burgers on the menu that I would try along w/ the tots.
Forgot to add this, somehow my paper placemat ended up like this.
Totally how I felt after the meal.