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Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

As noted in Adam Fleischman's interview, Umami Burger is indeed planting itself into Chicago, a rich market with plenty of potential for the popular chain. However, Chicago already has plenty of solid choices like Kuma's Corner, so it remains to be seen how Umami will compete. The first spot will be in the ever-popular Wicker Park, the Windy City's version of Silver Lake. [Eater Chicago]