Umami Burger’s Manly Burger

Again, another place that’s been popular for a long time but I’m only just trying.

Still, a great burger! It hit all the major points: well formed and cooked patty, good balance between components, and it paired well with a good dark beer, which happened to be Bootlegger’s Black Phoenix (it was the darkest available). For me, a good burger, regardless of where it’s from, always has umami in its flavor profile. At the very least, a patty prepared with good meat and cooked correctly should be a little umami by nature. The beer cheddar is an excellent burger cheese with enough sharpness to be noticed in the mix, and the smoked-salt onion strings impart a pleasant flavor that is between that of raw and grilled, as well as an always enjoyable fried flavor. And of course nothing needs to be said about the benefits of bacon lardons, house made ketchup and mustard, and a good bun. I though the “U” burned into the top was cool too.

Beer-cheddar cheese, smoked-salt onion strings, bacon lardons, umami ketchup, mustard spread. Taken from my Foodspotting profile.

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