i love burgers….from just plain old McDonald’s cheeseburgers, to In-N-Out’s, all the way to fancy shmancy ones that Umami serves. I’ve only been to Umami’s Cow Hollow location one time (www.umami.com/umami-burger/eats/umami-union/), shortly after it first opened. I must say, they had some pretty tasty burgers! SW and I each got our own (unfortunately I don’t recall what we had, it was over a year ago), and then we shared their ‘specialty burger’– apparently each location’s is different.
Cow Hollow’s specialty burger is: Bacon-Wrapped Scallop Burger – hand-chopped scallop patty, crispy pork belly, sweet chile sauce and yuzu-garlic aioli
Mmmmm…….Yes, the entire ‘patty’ was made up of scallops. Pretty neat huh? Not sure how the scallops were held together, but it is a must try if you like seafood/scallops.
I was excited to learn that they will be opening an Umami near by..as in, walking distance!!!!! Woot!! In writing this post, I went to their website to get re-acquainted with their menu..and wow, I totally forgot how many items have truffle oil. truffe fries. truffle beet salad. truffle burger. and something called:
I think I will have to make a trip there again soon 😛
Must thank insidescoopSF.com again for sharing this news!
The “Manly Burger” at Umami Burger in San Francisco. Photo: John Storey/The Chronicle
Pizzeria Delfina isn’t the only restaurant creating a link between San Francisco and Palo Alto. Tacolicious opened its Palo Alto spinoff in February, and a month later, Umami Burger opened its second Bay Area location there, following up on its location in Cow Hollow.
The rapidly growing SoCal-based burger chain is still working on that Oakland branch, but now comes word that founder Adam Fleischman has another Umami Burger in the works for San Francisco — and it’s in the shadow of the ballpark.
This week, Fleischman finalized a lease to take over the former Burger Joint on King Street, which closed at the end of April. The Umami Burger team will remodel the entire restaurant, add a bar, and as Fleischman puts it, “sexify it up.” They hope to open later this year.
Umami Burger: 242 King Streeet, between Third and Fourth, San Francisco