Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Umami Burger

Umami Burger is a popular burger chain that originated in Los Angeles.

I’ve been quite curious about the restaurant for a while, especially with the name umami.  While visiting The Pie Hole, I noticed that there was an Umami Burger spot just a few doors down. Before I knew what was happening, I was at the front counter ordering a burger to share with Mr. K even though we had pies to buy and a dinner with friends in less than an hour. But as Mr. K reasoned, we were so close by, we might as well. This is why I married him.

To make sure we wouldn’t be late for our dinner, we got the burger to-go.

The restaurant has a very sleek and modern feel to it. From far away the logo made me think of macarons. Up close, it looks like lips. I know it’s supposed to be a burger but I just don’t immediately think “burger” when I see it.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Three Cup Chicken

Three Cup Chicken (三杯雞; san bei ji) is a popular Taiwanese dish and one I’ve really grown to love in the last few years.

“Three Cup” refers to the fact that the chicken is cooked with three main ingredients in equal ratios: black sesame oil, soy sauce, and rice wine. Basil is thrown in at the end, giving the dish a very aromatic finish.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Betty’s Pie Whole Saloon

Betty’s Pie Whole Saloon opened in December of last year. The eatery is by the founder of Elizabethan Desserts and occupies the former space of Elizabethan Desserts (with the cupcake bakery moving to a new location nearby).

Offering both sweet and savory pies, the space has been completely transformed into an Old West feel. They have a variety of pies for dine-in or take-out.