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March 2016 / Los Angeles Magazine

Brown, who was born in L.A. but grew up in Georgia, created a scienced-up ode to breakfast in a bun. Let’s break this down part by part: There’s lardons—aka thick cubes of bacon—studding the ground beef patty. Great start. Then there’s the cheesy tots on top. Normally, I would be critical of adding starch between two starchy buns—but this isn’t normal. The tots are a cheeky nod to breakfast hashbrowns; the cheesiness adds your requisite dairy; the additional carbs mean more flavorful ingredients can be tacked on while still maintaining balance.

March 2016 / Zagat

The Alton Burger, a Southern-tinged ode to breakfast on a bun, is now available at Umami Burgers across the country through April 14, 2016.

March 2016 / Eater

Food world philosopher and aspiring astronaut Alton Brown is getting into the burger business (kind of). The Good Eats creator has teamed up with LA-based chain Umami Burger to hawk a limited-edition breakfast burger. Available now through April 24, a dollar of the $14 selling price goes to the Make-a-Wish foundation.

February 2016 / NYC Tastes

The first time I ate at Umami Burger the glorious truffle aroma from my neighbor's burger almost caused me to fall off my bar stool. I had already ordered the standard Umami Burger (which was excellent) but oh I wanted that truffle burger so badly. I can't believe it's been so long but Mr. T and I finally stopped in last week so I could have my truffle moment.

February 2016 / SF Weekly

Here at SF Weekly we are always on the lookout for highbrow-lowbrow foods. It's the one thing that keeps us all from descending into pure foodie preciousness or forgetting that the world does not subsist on braised octopus and avocado toast. We don't drink the proverbial Kool-Aid here, unless it's laced with Zima or something equally trashy-hot.

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