High-end burgers are hot in LA and the new leader is UMAMI BURGER, located on La Brea at 9th, on Hollywood near Vermont and on Cahuenga north of Sunset. Another will open at Fred Segal in Santa Monica soon. This $10 burger is delicious. It is thick and crusty with a medium rare center. The basic version features roasted tomatoes and a crisp frigo of parmesan cheese – all on an irresistible bun. There is also a yummy truffle burger, a manly burger with bacon, cheddar and onions, and a stilton and port burger that is a sly in-your-face to the famous FATHER’S OFFICE burger (although it’s not as good). The pork burger is also definitely worth a try. Fries are good and the Root beer float is terrific. UMAMI BURGER – the new sheriff in burger town.