/ Men's Journal
Chef Ilan Hall, winner of the second season of Top Chef and owner of The Gorbals — a restaurant with its own onion-laden take on what a burger can be — names Umami Burger as his go-to place for burgers. "In terms of special burger," he said, "I think Umami does it for me." While Umami Burger built a kind of success with its ability to brand its restaurants, now spread up the west coast and out into Chicago and New York, the actual burgers they serve are neither overpriced or underrated. We go with the Manly Burger here, with its house beer-cheddar cheese, bacon, onion strips, and homemade ketchup and mustard spread, it is the kind of burger that truly lives up to its name.