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UMAMIcatessen: DTLA Deli Concept Will Feature Meat-Centric Guest Chef Menus

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Adam Fleischman has not been shy about his wish to expand UMAMI Burger in a big way, but for his next L.A. foodventure, he's taking on the iconic deli with UMAMIcatessen. The 170-seat table-service restaurant located inside the historic Orpheum theatre will have a full bar, and five different kitchens executing food concepts from chefs from all around the country.

The first three concepts have just been announced for the unique restaurant's early 2012 debut. In addition to an expanded UMAMI burger menu, UMAMIcatessen will feature 'The Cure," which is described as follows:

Inspired by Kosher style delis, The Cure will be Fleischman’s take on traditional deli items, like pastrami, chicken salad, lox and chicken liver. In addition, The Cure will serve unique sandwich creations developed by other notable chefs and will feature a revolving selection of refined deli.

The third concept announced today represents popular pork-loving San Francisco Chef Chris Cosentino's "PIGG" which is a "a tribute to all things pork around the world," and Cosentino's first venture onto the L.A. dining scene. More about the very non-kosher PIGG:

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Well known for transforming offal into haute cuisine, Cosentino will use PIGG to explore different manifestations of pork from different cultures and regions. Featuring hams, charcuteries, terrines and salumi, PIGG promises to be something very unusual.

Fleischman calls UMAMIcatessen "a playground for chefs and those who love to eat."