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LA Eating…

Hello Weekly Bite Readers!  I’m excited to be guest posting for Estela’s site, especially because she’ll soon be joining me in sunny California!

My blog, “The Actor’s Diet” is about my life as an actress living in Hollywood, meal by meal.   Although I don’t have children, many of my friends do, and I thought I would share with you one of my favorite kid-friendly places to eat, should you ever find yourself near one.

Umami Burger is a fast-growing LA chain – they’ve been featured on The Food Network, named GQ Magazine’s “Burger of the Year,” and plan on opening over 30 new outposts around the country in the next 2 years.  I love it because it’s amazing food for under $12 with booze and choices for everyone!

For vegetarians, I highly recommend the Earth Burger – a mushroom and edamame patty

They have a lot of beef options, of course…

…but I have to say their Turkey Burger is where it’s at.  Perfectly flavored and juicy.  I’ve crowned it the Best Turkey Burger in Los Angeles, but I think it’s pretty safe to say it’s the most delicious one I’ve ever eaten anywhere.

For sides, order the Tater Tots and Sweet Potato Fries!  They sprinkle the latter with sugar, which is probably why it’s kiddie approved.

My little cousin couldn’t keep his hands off of them!
For greens, they also have some delicious farmers market veggies.  I enjoy their salads…

…and their pickles are pretty unique as well!

I’m at Umami Burger more than any other restaurant in Los Angeles.  If you go, chances are you’ll see me there!

8 Responses

  1. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on April 18, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Those tater tots look so good. I don’t remember the last time I had a tater tot. I love Lynn’s energy and how she writes about food! Great guest post!

  2. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on April 18, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    This makes me wish I lived in LA. But then I think of the traffic and how it’s worse than DC, even though that sounds impossible, and I stop that fantasy. 🙂

  3. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on April 18, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Next time I’ll get the turkey burger, but I had to try the original first!!

  4. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on April 18, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Lynn, and Estela, we all need to do a So Cal girls meetup…SOON!!!

  5. Jerilyn said on April 18, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Yes, great guest post – love that you take the time to photograph each thing.

  6. Lauren at Keep It Sweet said on April 19, 2011 at 6:36 am

    I’d go just for the burger!

  7. Gina (The Candid RD) said on April 19, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I’ll have a umami burger….please!! Sounds amazing. What a great concept for a burger and restaurant!