ever-growing burger scene in Pasadena's Old Town, Umami Burger opens its new store today at noon. It's a pretty straightforward decor, all white and black, clean lines, very minimalist. Not too big, with an open kitchen. Apparently the chefs are still working on the signature Pasadena burger, but until then, you can get a chicken cordon blue sandwich (grilled chicken stuffed with ham and bechamel). There's also a full bar, so that means cocktails, plus LA Creamery's ice cream. Yes, that means boozy Coke floats and non-boozy root beer floats. The restaurant - which is right next to Intelligentsia, a good combo - is open for lunch daily and stays open relatively late: 11 PM on weekdays, and midnight on weekends.
49 E. Colorado Blvd.; 626-799-8626