Having conquered the fifth taste, Umami Burger’s Adam Fleischman moved on to the sixth sense (nowadays, he sees restaurant concepts).
His latest vision, Umamicatessen, is a doozy.
Less fancy food court, more postmodern deli, the 170-seater, soft opening tomorrow, packs five first-rate eateries into one industrial-chic space (patina floors, 1950s Dutch chairs).
Make a meal out of Umami Burger’s new must-tries (shrimp burger with yuzu kosho, wasabi potato salad) or order from Fleischman’s deli-style concept, The Cure, where matzo ball soup is like a mitzvah in your mouth.
Swine lovers go whole hog at Chris Cosentino’s Pigg with exotic dishes like Iberico de bellota crudo (translation: pork sushi) and crispy pigs’ ears with Brainaise sauce.
Sweet endings come courtesy of & a Donut’s tres leches cake washed down with a Spring for Coffee espresso shot.
Thirsty for more? Mosey over to The Back Bar for craft beers, wine, and specialty cocktails.
We doubt this place will ever be a ghost town.
Umamicatessen, 852 South Broadway, between West Eighth and West Ninth Streets, Downtown (213-413-8626 or umami.com).
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