The unstoppable Umami Burger turns its sights on the fast food concept with delicious results.
'Adam Fleischman' on Serious Eats
In this month's issue of Los Angeles Magazine, dine editor Lesley Bargar Suter chronicles the "casual dining revolution" of Adam Fleischman, founder of Umami Burger.
As Neapolitan-style pizza prices rise and a rise, former Restaurant Michael Mina Chef Anthony Carron dreamed up a restaurant concept that would bring the prices back down. How cheap? $6 for a 12 inch Margherita cheap! Instead of skimping on ingredients or wood fire ovens, Chef Carron partnered up with Adam Fleischman of Umami Burger and Allen Ravert of Mexicali Cocina Cantina, to create an authentic as possible fast-casual Neapolitan pizzeria.
After five locations in Los Angeles and quite a bit of praise, Umami Burger is on the move. A new San Francisco location opened just over a week ago, and AHT got onto the scene to check it out.
In the December issue of GQ, food writer Alan Richman gives Umami Burger in Los Angeles the title of Burger of the Year. Richman admits he doesn't care much for the L.A. burger culture, but says this about Umami Burger's founder Adam Fleischman: "His face belongs on the Mount Rushmore of the burger world."
[Photograph: Damon Gambuto] In this installment of our burger interview series, I sit down with burger impresario Adam Fleischman of Umami Burger. I can barely believe it was just a short while back that Adam, a regular AHT reader, gave...