If you don't think one burger is enough, then I recommend you try having eight. Ok maybe not literally 8 burgers, but go in a group of 4 to take on the Umami Burger challenge in Hollywood. 3 sides, 8 burgers, 9 pairings, 4 big stomachs to take this on. It's really not that bad... but of course I am lying. It's pretty f***ing intense. I thought I was prepared. Maybe if I didn't slug every drink pairings with my burger I would've made it out alive.
1520 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
The tasting is pretty intensive. For 4 people, it didn't seem like that much of a challenge until the burgers started to roll out 2 at a time.
3 sides appetizers:
Thin fries, tempura onion rings, sweet potato fries, all paired with real sugar Mountain Dew. These appetizers are served with their signature sauces such as truffle ketchup (my favorite) to others like chipotle mayonnaise. Everything was delightful. But beware, don't go all hard on onion rings and potatoes as you will soon realize there is so much more coming ahead.
With a group of 4, it's basically 2 burgers a person. These burgers are full sizes, so you will need to cut these in quarters so everyone can have a taste. If you are worried about timing, they do a great job with delivering the next 2 burgers without waiting too long.
My favorites were: Truffle, Manly, Ahi Tuna, and my all time had to be the Throwback. Why the simple Throwback? Because it tasted like a comfort burger we would eat growing up, but made with the best ingredients. Each burger were enjoyable. I remember taking a bite of the 7th burger and said out loud "I am really full!". The more I ate, the more I drank. The more I drank, the more I eat. I was putting the final nails on my coffin.
These are 4 drinks out of the 9. Please see the menu above for more reference. My favorite cocktail from the tasting was their maple bacon old fashioned. It also became the drink choice for the rest of the night. Stay tuned for where we landed after Umami Burger. If you think this was a lot of food, well get ready because the night did not stop here.
I would totally recommend this 9 course meal to anyone. It was extremely fun and challenging at the same time. The alcohol pairing made everything better of course. Make sure to have a designated driver, though it's almost impossible to get drunk with the amount of food being consumed.
Definitely a delightful experience. If you want to take this head on, you better finish your drinks!