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Melodi Steinberg | Influencer and Social Promoter
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Freelance Writer - Anaheim/OC Visitors Bureau

Umami Burger

The iconic Irvine Improv at the Irvine Spectrum recently relocated and got an impressive face lift along with a new and improved menu. Now located across from the Edwards IMAX theater, the bigger and better Irvine Improv includes a luxurious new showroom and is connected to the largest Umami Burger in Orange County.

The new Umami Burger restaurant is in a very desirable location within the spectrum. It is attached to the Irvine Improv and they exclusively serve their food there. As a result, if you are taking in a show you can toggle between both places. For instance, you can take your drinks from the Improv after your show and finish enjoying them on the patio at Umami.

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The décor inside Umami is slightly industrial, yet still modern and fresh. The bar is in the center of the restaurant which creates a friendly and social environment. The outside patio is spacious and uniquely decorated. There is a lighting fixture made completely out of beer bottles and plenty of fluffy pillows with bright and vibrant designs. It is perfect for enjoying a drink with some friends before catching a show at the Improv.

When you are ready to see your show just walk next door to the comedy club. The new Irvine Improv has been completely redesigned. It has more than doubled in size from its previous location and has gone from 6,800 square feet to more than 15,000 square feet.

The World Famous Improv is where many of today's stars were born and continue to shine. They often headline stars from comedy central, SNL and Last Comic Standing. Gabriel Iglesias, Brian Regan, Kevin James, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Norm Macdonald are just a few of the comics that have performed at the Irvine Improv.

Boasting trendy chandeliers and plush red booths, the new Improv is a hot scene for many south Orange County Couples.

With a two item minimum per person guest can choose from a variety of food and beverages.

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For appetizers their truffle fries are a popular choice. These decadent potatoes have truffle cheese fondue, and truffle salt which will leave your taste buds begging for more.

Burgers are also an impressive menu item. The "greenbird" is a great option for non beef eaters. This turkey patty is served with crushed avocado, green cheese, butter lettuce, and green goddess dressing.

For those who crave red meat try the "manly burger". Beer-cheddar, bacon lardons, smoked-salt onion strings, Umami house ketchup, and mustard spread will satisfy your craving.

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The unique partnership between Umami burger and The Irvine Improv provides a fun filled night full of laughs, wild humor and good food and friends.

Blogger Tip #1: Come early, especially for known acts. You still have to line up outside if you want a good spot.

Blogger Tip #2: Group tickets are available for parties of 10 or more and include discounted food and beverage packages as well as no ticket handling charges.

Umami Burger and the Irvine Improv are both located at : 31 Fortune Dr., Suite 216 Irvine, CA 92618