It’s official: ALA Annual in Anaheim is less than one month away! Remember, YALSA members can take advantage of Division Member advance rates – $230 for the entire conference by June 14th. Once you’ve registered, plan out your conference activities with the ALA Conference Scheduler, and YALSA’s list of events at ALA Annual will give you some great ways to fill your schedule!

We’ve got another great Orange County restaurant recommendation for you today. Looking for a good gourmet burger? The restaurant chain Umami Burger is the burger of choice for many local Southern California residents.

Umami Burger in LA, CA
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Umami’s simple, but tasty menu and funky, urban atmosphere make this restaurant an ideal choice for small and large groups to get together and enjoy rich, savory, flavor-filled food. The Costa Mesa location is about a 20 minute drive south from the Anaheim Convention Center, and it is well worth the trip.

Created by a Los Angeles-based chef and entrepreneur, Umami is a Japanese word describing a pleasant and savory taste that is subtle, but expands your experience while eating. The chain now has 9 locations—one in Northern CA—but is rumored to be planning openings for approximately 35 new locations in the next 3 years.

It’s not just the mouth-watering beef burgers (the Manly Burger is a favorite!) that will catch your attention. There’s also an ahi tuna burger, a vegetarian burger, and even a chicken tandoori burger. Order one of these and a side of smushed potatoes (double fried creamer potatoes, seasoned with salt and pepper), and you are good to go. There’s also a “secret menu” containing other fried treats such as truffle fries and cheesy tater tots….mmmm….hmmmm!

Umami fries
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If you don’t mind a short drive out of Anaheim as you’re sightseeing in Orange County, check out Umami Burger for a gourmet burger experience that you won’t forget.

Find Umami Burger at 2981 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Phone number: (714) 957-8626.

Hours: Mon-Thu, Sun 11 am – 11 pm | Fri-Sat 11 am – 12 am

See you in Anaheim!

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