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Umami Modernism at Umami Burger


Manly Burger at Umami Burger.; Credit: Anne FishbeinManly Burger at Umami Burger.; Credit: Anne Fishbein

Need a visual aid for your print edition? Jonathan Gold visits Umami Burger. (“Like the Sunday sudoku, the umami burger, the restaurant’s multilayered signature creation, is a puzzle demanding to be solved: Where’s the umami? You can easily sort out the grilled mushroom cap, the roasted tomato, the melted onions, the caramelized crust of the meat, the sauce and the crunchy frieze of griddled cheese. Mmmmm — the taste of ribonucleotides.”) Click through for Anne Fishbein's spectacular photos and read more in Gold's Counter Intelligence, “Umami Modernism: How Nathan Myhrvold and the popular burger chain go hand in hand.”