As a newbie in the L to the A, it didn't stop me from wanting a delicious burger and word on the street was that I must sink my chops into a UMAMI Burger. Therefore, I must ablige. My daughter + I dropped by the downtown UMAMIcatessen and as I walked past the ourdoor patio seating, I embraced the chic vibe that was going on inside.

Passing the social + sleek bar seating our fabulous + knowledgeable server Lauren sat us center stage and seeing that I wanted a meatless burger and UMAMI has a few menus going on at one time which includes The Pigg (all things pork), The Cure a kosher deli and UMAMI Burger, I asked her for suggestions. Lauren recommended the Ahi Tuna Burger freshly seared with crushed avocado + carrots + sprouts + gingered pickles + wassabe flakes.

Now don't get it twisted, for all you beef eaters out there they have a variety of burgers for you too. My daughter as tiny as she is couldn't resist the Manly Burger made with beer-cheddar cheese + bacon + smoked/salted onion strings.

My first choice was to add sweet potato fries but my daughter recommended I try their famous truffle fries made with truffle cheese with 6 different dipping sauces to fancy your taste buds and to top it off I asked for a refreshing + citrus brew to add to the experience and Lauren suggested the Widmer Drifter. It was devine! After partaking in delish dining at UMAMIcatessen, we were stuffed like two teddy bears and we decided to hop into a taxi and roll on home.

So to sum up my overall experience at UMAMIcatessen was delicious and is truly "DELLA APPROVED." The service was impeccable, the atmosphere downtown chic and the price affordable. Therefore if you're in the downtown area, I suggest you drop on by and tell Lauren that Della sent ya!