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Olympic Eats: Umami Customizes Burgers for Lady Volleyballers, WP24 Crafts $24 Gold Cocktails

The Road to London burger (Photo courtesy of Umami Burger)
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For some athletes like Michael Phelps, the Olympic diet doesn't sound like much of one at all, with the daily calorie intake creeping upwards of 12,000 calories a day.

But judging by the pics ESPN's recently-released bodies issue, Phelps' regimen is not how most of these athletic specimens perform at their peak. That's not to say they don't indulge though: A few weeks ago when the US Women's Olympic Volleyball team rocked in to Umami Burger in Anaheim for a bite, but were saddened to find out they couldn't add avocado to their burgers.


(Photo courtesy of WP 24)
Perhaps swooned by the statuesque ladies, the Adam Fleischman-owned establishment created a special burger called the Road to London, just in time for their departure. (Do you blame the guy? Look at these these chicks!) The burgers -- which consist of house-ground beef patty topped with beer cheddar, bacon lardons, lettuce, tomato, and of course, crushed avocado -- can be purchased at the Anaheim location from July 27 thru August 12.If you're looking for something spirited after the Road to London, head over to WP24 for their gilded $24 Go for the Gold cocktail, made from cold-distilled Oxley gin, rooftop-grown rosemary, and lemon, and is then topped off with 24 karat gold leafing. The team likely didn't wash their custom-crafted burgs down with these cocktail considering how close we are to the opening of the games, but that doesn't mean you can't indulge.