Good Eats: Umamicatessen

Happy Thursday everyone!

When I’m on vacations, I usually have 1 goal: To eat good food. The older I’ve gotten, the more adventurous I am with food but also a little more selective. You’d be hard pressed to get me to eat anything out of a box these days. But put me in a good restaurant and I’ll try anything under the sun. Food is one of the great loves of my life.

Anyways Rob is a burger man and I love a tasty burger too so Umami Burger is one of our favorite destinations. And long before Simply Evani was born, I blogged about our adventures in searching for Umami Burger in SF. So when google maps yet AGAIN led us astray and took us to a place called Umamicatessen, we were initially disappointed. But luckily, Umamicatessen is an Umami Burger and more, also featuring a kosher deli, a special pork menu AND fried to order doughnuts. I’m happy to report that after our meal, we weren’t disappointed at all!

So hipster. Like all Umami locations 🙂

Their onion rings are the crowning glory of sides. They are RIDIC.

I roughly have the taste buds of a man so onion stings, cheddar and chunks of bacon are RIGHT up my alley. The Manly burger is after my heart,

Their Dulce De Leche doughnut is SO yummy. Think churro in doughnut form.

Also, Umamicatessen is only a few streets down the the LA Fashion District so ladies, you can lure your man here for a meal and do a little shopping while you’re in Downtown LA! More on Santee Alley to come.

I’ve heard a LOT of good things about Father’s Office down in LA too, that’s on our list for our next SoCal trip! Any other burger places you suggest? I’d love to have burger/food recommendations from all over the U.S.!

Hope you’re salivating as much as I am now! Have a great day everyone! 


Simply Traveling : Southern California

Happy Friday readers!

So I was having a mild panic attack yesterday about my lack of preparation with our coming vacation and the fact I didn’t have every second planned out and everything ready. Yes, you can gasp in surprise, I AM an A-type personality. I tried with all my might to get a REAL entry done for today but I ended up feeling overwhelmed with preparations for Saturday morning. So here is proof of my insanity, this is everything I need to get done TODAY (did I also mention what a huge procrastinator I am?)

So I have these dreams of being BFF with Joy Cho of Oh Joy, Bri Emery of DesignLovefest and Bonnie Tsang of Bonnie Tsang Blog because they are blogging goddesses and they are ALWAYS instagramming amazing food from LA. I found most of the LA foodie destinations on our list via Joy in this blog entry: Top 20 bites of 2011 in LA.

We’ll be gone until a week from today! Are there any other recommendations you have for LA? Any good craft/paper/vintage stores you recommend?

I take so many trips that I’m thinking of making a re-usable packing list, so maybe that’ll show up on my blog in the near future!

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner

Also shout out to Katrine over at Make it & Fake it! I won a giveaway over at her amazing DIY site and I can’t wait to receive my Swarovoksi elements style magazine! I’ll be crafting it up once I get it, thats for sure.

Thanks Katrine!!

Here are some Weekend reading/DIYs:

Make a cropped knit via Harpers Bazaar and A Pair & A Spare.

Diggin the blog Penny Chic by Shauna, love the styling of this Convertible shirt.

Because you know I love anything in the teal color palette.

For an easy laugh.

And a parting print for the weekend. My life relates to this SO much lately.

Source unknown 😦 I found it on a tumblr but if anyone knows where this is from, let me know! I’d love to credit it.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone!