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December 9, 2009
Umami Burger LOCATION 4655 Hollywood Blvd., Los Feliz; (323) 669-3922; www.umamiburger.com. Also at 850 S. La Brea Ave., L.A.; (323) 931-3000 and at Umami Urban at Space15 Twenty, 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd., L.A.; (323)469-3100. PRICE Burgers, $9 to $11; desserts, $3 to $4. Corkage, $10. DETAILS Open noon to 11 p.m. Full bar. Valet parking, $4, from 6. p.m. Rating is based on food, service and ambience, with price taken into account in relation to quality.
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April 14, 2014 | By Terry Gardner
If you love being the first to sleep in a new hotel, this deal checks you into a hot new hotel as Las Vegas temperatures start to cool. SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is scheduled to open on Aug. 25 and has an opening offer  for a discounted stay in a superior king room when you book a minimum two-night stay by April 30. The deal offers a Sunday-Thursday rate of $109 and a weekend rate of $139 for stays Sept. 1-Dec. 27. The rate doesn't include taxes or the $25 daily resort fee. Blackout dates are Nov. 3-6. SLS Las Vegas will have three towers and more than 1,600 rooms.
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BUSINESS
November 11, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
Adam Fleischman's restaurant empire is growing. The founder of Umami Burger has seen huge success with his burger brand in the four years since he opened its first location on La Brea Avenue. There are 20 Umami Burgers around California, plus locations in New York and Florida. But Fleischman says he's just getting started. How big could Umami grow? Fleischman's five-year plan is to open 150 locations worldwide. The same goes for 800 Degrees, the build-your-own-pizza restaurant concept he helped create.
BUSINESS
November 22, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
TGI Fridays' owner, Minneapolis hospitality and travel company Carlson, said -- yes, on Friday -- that it has authorized a review of strategic alternatives that may include selling the casual sit-down chain. “Capitalizing on Fridays' strong marketplace momentum, the board has determined that this is the optimum time to assess its options for the iconic restaurant brand, including a possible sale,” said Trudy Rautio, Carlson's chief executive.   TGI Fridays, whose first location opened in 1965 in New York City, claims credit for creating the Long Island iced tea and launching the first happy hour.
NEWS
December 5, 2012 | By Betty Hallock
Another announcement about a round of in-the-works LAX dining options comes as the airport's $4.1-billion modernization continues. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Westfield and the operator of LAX announced new restaurant and retail projects as part of the renovation of Tom Bradley International Terminal, expected to open in spring 2013. The new restaurant and retail stores are part of a Westfield program to introduce 42 new-to-LAX concepts (some new to any airport). The planned Tom Bradley dining lineup?
NEWS
November 15, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt
Umami Burger's Adam Fleischman seems intent on dominating the world of meat patties. With 14 Umami Burger locations currently open and several planned for New York and beyond, Fleischman is unveiling his newest concept: U Mini in Westwood. Open since Wednesday at noon, U Mini is Fleischman's answer to fast food (his people are referring to it as "fast-casual"). Despite its diminutive name, U Mini dreams big. If all goes as planned, the idea is to roll out dozens across the country.
FOOD
October 20, 2012 | Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic
When I am trying to explain the concept of modernist cooking to a friend who has experienced neither encapsulated olives nor edible menus printed with organic ink, I sometimes bring up the burgers concocted by Nathan Myhrvold, a software pioneer who has lately diversified into maximum-tech cooking, among other things. His recipe, which appears in his 2,400-page opus, "Modernist Cuisine," involves sous-vide , liquid nitrogen, a deep-fat fryer and homemade processed cheese, and is not much less complex, I suspect, than the directions for rebuilding a Porsche.
NEWS
October 3, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt
Sam Nazarian, the 37-year-old power player behind SBE hospitality group, is transcending the no-longer-accurate moniker of "night life king" by expanding his popular Katsuya restaurant brand on an international scale. Late last month Nazarian signed a deal with M.H. Alshaya (a huge international retail franchise operator) to open 17 Katsuyas in the Middle East by 2017 with the first two, in Kuwait and Dubai, scheduled to open in 2013. This is in addition to Nazarian's investment in Adam Fleischman's buzzy Umami Burger, which Nazarian is helping to develop into a national chain.  Nazarian also has his sights set on Asia and is planning to open a branch of his SLS hotel chain in China.
NEWS
February 14, 2013 | By Jay Jones
SLS Las Vegas , a trendy resort to be built on the grounds of the former Sahara, is scheduled to open in fall 2014 and promises to bring several Southern California clubs and restaurants to the Nevada desert. The former Sahara has been surrounded by chain link fencing since owners Sbe , whose chairman and chief executive is Sam Nazarian, closed the historic hotel about two years ago. The company is pumping $415 million into renovating the property, which has stood on the Strip since 1952.
BUSINESS
November 22, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
TGI Fridays' owner, Minneapolis hospitality and travel company Carlson, said -- yes, on Friday -- that it has authorized a review of strategic alternatives that may include selling the casual sit-down chain. “Capitalizing on Fridays' strong marketplace momentum, the board has determined that this is the optimum time to assess its options for the iconic restaurant brand, including a possible sale,” said Trudy Rautio, Carlson's chief executive.   TGI Fridays, whose first location opened in 1965 in New York City, claims credit for creating the Long Island iced tea and launching the first happy hour.
BUSINESS
November 11, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
Adam Fleischman's restaurant empire is growing. The founder of Umami Burger has seen huge success with his burger brand in the four years since he opened its first location on La Brea Avenue. There are 20 Umami Burgers around California, plus locations in New York and Florida. But Fleischman says he's just getting started. How big could Umami grow? Fleischman's five-year plan is to open 150 locations worldwide. The same goes for 800 Degrees, the build-your-own-pizza restaurant concept he helped create.
NEWS
February 14, 2013 | By Jay Jones
SLS Las Vegas , a trendy resort to be built on the grounds of the former Sahara, is scheduled to open in fall 2014 and promises to bring several Southern California clubs and restaurants to the Nevada desert. The former Sahara has been surrounded by chain link fencing since owners Sbe , whose chairman and chief executive is Sam Nazarian, closed the historic hotel about two years ago. The company is pumping $415 million into renovating the property, which has stood on the Strip since 1952.
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January 14, 2013 | By Rosanna Xia, Los Angeles Times
The waiter brings out dessert, steaming porridge laced with a pungent sweetness, and I'm suddenly back in my parents' kitchen more than 3,000 miles away. "What is this again?" my friend asks, taking a sniff of the viscous mixture of fermented rice and black mochi swirled into an egg drop soup. A recent East Coast transplant, he had unknowingly picked an apartment in Monterey Park, finding himself in a suburban Chinese immigrant enclave and Asian food mecca rather than the Hollywood version of L.A. he was expecting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 2012 | By Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
Samuel Krueger likes Los Angeles. A lot. Which is noteworthy because he grew up in Portland, Ore., where the word "Californication" was coined to describe L.A.'s baleful influence. Portland has a well-defined urban core, while Dorothy Parker's description of L.A. - 72 suburbs in search of a city - has stuck with us, for good reason. Krueger, however, says L.A. and Portland have the same energy. And now he's discovered from where it springs: L.A. has an urban center after all. Krueger, 29, works in geographic information systems for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
NEWS
December 12, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila, Restaurant Critic
First the burger joints wanted to get in on the L.A. action. Now, it's grilled cheese concepts. We already have the home-grown Heywood, a Grilled Cheese Shoppe , in Silver Lake. Huckleberry , Joan's on Third and Grub all turn out credible versions. We've got the Grilled Cheese Truck roaming the streets. Clementine celebrates National Grilled Cheese Month in April with a grilled cheese menu that changes every day. Now comes the Melt , a Bay Area grilled cheese chain from Jonathan Kaplan, who was behind the little hand-held Flip video camera.
NEWS
December 5, 2012 | By Betty Hallock
Another announcement about a round of in-the-works LAX dining options comes as the airport's $4.1-billion modernization continues. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Westfield and the operator of LAX announced new restaurant and retail projects as part of the renovation of Tom Bradley International Terminal, expected to open in spring 2013. The new restaurant and retail stores are part of a Westfield program to introduce 42 new-to-LAX concepts (some new to any airport). The planned Tom Bradley dining lineup?
FOOD
June 9, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
The cold fried chicken sandwich at Michael Voltaggio's ink.sack is one of the restaurant's bestsellers. The meat is cooked sous-vide with piment d'espelette and then breaded in corn flakes and fried. It's topped with crisp lettuce, pickles and tangy housemade ranch cheese and drizzled with a small-batch year-old hot sauce called Gindo's Spice of Life. Made by a local bartender and home chef named Chris Ginder, Gindo's Spice of Life has been generating buzz among local chefs who favor its fierce but forgiving heat and rich, well-balanced flavor.
FOOD
May 12, 2012 | JONATHAN GOLD, RESTAURANT CRITIC
Everyone knows that Langer's serves the best pastrami sandwich in town. Guidebooks say so. National magazines say so. The subway disgorges so many Langer's-bound fressers that it has sometimes been called the Pastrami Express. Many of us think Langer's serves the best pastrami sandwiches in the United States and consider any variance from its formula to be something close to heresy. The idea of a pastrami sandwich at Umamicatessen, Adam Fleischman's new deli on the edge of downtown's Jewelry District, may border on the heretical even without the Langer's comparisons.
NEWS
November 15, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt
Umami Burger's Adam Fleischman seems intent on dominating the world of meat patties. With 14 Umami Burger locations currently open and several planned for New York and beyond, Fleischman is unveiling his newest concept: U Mini in Westwood. Open since Wednesday at noon, U Mini is Fleischman's answer to fast food (his people are referring to it as "fast-casual"). Despite its diminutive name, U Mini dreams big. If all goes as planned, the idea is to roll out dozens across the country.
FOOD
October 20, 2012 | Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic
When I am trying to explain the concept of modernist cooking to a friend who has experienced neither encapsulated olives nor edible menus printed with organic ink, I sometimes bring up the burgers concocted by Nathan Myhrvold, a software pioneer who has lately diversified into maximum-tech cooking, among other things. His recipe, which appears in his 2,400-page opus, "Modernist Cuisine," involves sous-vide , liquid nitrogen, a deep-fat fryer and homemade processed cheese, and is not much less complex, I suspect, than the directions for rebuilding a Porsche.
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