If you missed Chef Amir Hajimaleki’s Umami Burger at Austin Food + Wine Festival, there’s great news for you! His famous Umami Burger will be featured on the menu at both Oasthouse Kitchen + Bar and District Kitchen + Cocktails starting Monday, May 29 through Monday, July 31 as a part of The James Beard Foundation’s (JBF) Blended Burger Project.


The Blended Burger Project is a nationwide contest and challenge to make a “blended burger” by blending ground meat with finely chopped mushrooms to create a delicious, healthier and more sustainable burger. In Chef Hajimaleki’s Umami Burger, he blends oyster mushrooms with high-quality Texas Wagyu beef for the patty. Once cooked, the patty is placed on aHawaiian bistro bun and topped with the chef’s special Japanese Island Sauce and pickled bok choy, sliced cucumber andDelice de Bourgogne cheese from Antonelli’s Cheese Shop.


Diners can vote and support both District and Oasthouse in the Blended Burger Projectby:

  • Visiting jamesbeard.org/blendedburgerproject to view the gallery and selecting either District or Oasthouse to vote
  • Visiting either District or Oasthouse from Memorial Day, May 29 – July 31, 2017) and asking for the Umami Burger
  • Posting photos of the burger to social media with the hashtag #blendedburgerproject to spread the word!

Umami Burger Oasthouse

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