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Umami Burger Opening Internationally-Inspired BBQ Joint

Wagyu brisket with aioli, chili, and bao from Fatty 'Cue (Photo by gsz on Flickr)
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Adam Fleischman and the folks over at Umami Restaurant Group just keep on expanding. Last we heard, they were revamping the old Papoo's Hot Dog Show, and now comes word that they'll be planning a new 'que joint called Roadhouse LA at The Improv.

They'll be partnering with the folks from the this is not a pop-up project and chef Robbie Richter, pitmaster from two renowned New York barbecue destinations Hill Country and Fatty ‘Cue.

At first glance, we thought it a bold move to come in and compete with the epically delicious Bludso's. But the Roadhouse has an entirely different concept in mind.

In a very Angeleno twist, Roadhouse L.A. will be drawing on international influences for their melting pot of a 'que menu. Dishes that they've been developing include Paneer with Smoked Curried Goat Gravy; Pork Ribs with Fish Sauce, Palm Sugar and Long Pepper; Pimiento Mac and Cheese; and Large Format Dishes such as “Head of the Day” and Whole Shoulders of Lamb, Beef or Pork by special order. \

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This is the second restaurant announced as part of an overall partnership with Umami Restaurant Group and Levity Entertainment Group, which owns and operates comedy clubs across the country. The first restaurant, Umami Irvine, is also expected to open this year.

Roadhouse L.A. will open this summer at the Hollywood Improv at 8162 Melrose Avenue, and will serve daily for lunch and dinner, serving until 2am, even when there are not shows at The Hollywood Improv. The restaurant will have a full bar serving craft cocktails, craft beer, and wines on tap.

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