Monday, August 23, 2010

Sunday Review Double Feature: Umami Burger & Bar Covell

Wow what a weekend! I don't think I've been so busy since I've moved to LA. On that note, I'm pleased to present my first Sunday Review Double Feature.

First stop:

Umami Burger (yelp)
4655 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

The burger that is taking over LA certainly didn't disappoint. I first heard of this infamous establishment on KIIS during Ryan Seacrest's morning show. I STILL don't know what an actual Umami burger is but I know any of the restaurants four LA locations are worth the treat.

Moderately priced, I had the Manly Burger with Sweet Potato Fries. Great choice.

The burger was savory and the bacon bits were thicky. I'm glad I got it cooked medium well though because it was a little on the pinker side. Still delicious.

But the sweet potato fries took the cake. It wasn't just the type of potatoes that made them sweet. They fries were also lightly dusted with Brown Sugar and served with the perfect garlic aeoli sauce. Yum.

After dinner, I headed to stop two for a friend's birthday.

Stop Two:
Covell (yelp)
4628 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

A wine bar. A good wine bar. The atmosphere was dark and sort of earthy--decorated with browns and built mostly out of wood. A welcome change from the industrial factory look from New York.

I have to say, I don't know much about I can't really speak to their selection. But this is a great bar for you if you know nothing about wine. The bartender was super friendly and you would tell him the flavor range you were looking for and they would find the perfect mix for you.

Though I wish I wrote it on a card or something.

All in all, this was a great Saturday night combination. Getting in and out of Los Feliz was a bit of a pain due to Sunset Junction (I got turned around and ended up in Glendale), but on the upside, street parking was plentiful and Covell also offers valet.

Until next time.


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