Mindy Kaling x Umami Burger Collaboration
September is Mindy Kaling's month. Not only is her tv show, The Mindy Project, coming back on Hulu for a fourth season, but her second book, Why Not Me? is coming out September 15th. Mindy may be well known for playing Mindy Lahiri on TMP and Kelly Kapoor on The Office (and credited for writing some of the episodes), but to me, she will always be a writer, and one of the funniest ones I've ever read. I re-read Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me and each time it's just as funny as the first. She also collaborated with gourmet burger restaurant Umami. There's an Umami down the street from me and of course, I wanted to try it. I normally don't eat beef but I love Mindy so much, if it means I get to be closer to her through a burger, then I'm all in. The burger is organic beef, sriracha aioli sauce, cheese, pickled jalapeños, and onion strings. So how was it??
I'm not a regular burger eater so I don't have much to compare to but in terms of food, it was pretty good. I'm also not a food blogger, I don't know how else to describe in detail the food that makes it sound borderline erotic like some food bloggers do. I really liked it. It was spicy and the aioli surprisingly mixed well with the jalapeño, it wasn't overbearingly spicy. It's available for a limited time, go get it while you can. There's also a $1 donation from every burger sold to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Go, Mindy!