So, that Umami Restaurant Group deal at the Improv in West Hollywood isn't dead after all. B-Rod over at LA Weekly (of all people) reports that Umami founder Adam Fleischman will open a fusion barbecue concept called Roadhouse L.A. cheffed by Robbie Richter, an NYC vet who has worked at both Hill Country and Zakary Pelaccio's Fatty 'Cue. What exactly is fusion barbecue? Fleischman provides examples of plates as such: smoked lamb neck, jerk chicken and short rib randang fajitas, Punjabi poutine (curried goat, paneer, gravy), and noodles with smoky bone broth.
Those behind 'this is not a pop up' will help out with the beverage program among other restaurant details. Roadhouse L.A. will offer 100 seats for lunch/dinner and serve those at the Improv, but also function as a separate dining entity as well. So, you won't have to see a show to dine there. But, if you do see a show and are hungry, you can order off Roadhouse L.A.'s menu.
·Roadhouse L.A.: A New BBQ Concept From Umami Restaurant Group [LAW]
·Umami Maybe Coming to Improv on Melrose [~ELA~]
[Photo: Chef Robbie Richter]