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07/30/2013 01:37 pm ET

Cronut And Umami Burger Mashup From First We Feast Is A Stroke Of (Evil) Genius (PHOTOS)

What happens when you cross a Cronut with an Umami Burger, two of the most hyped dishes du jour? You know, the pastry of the moment from chef Dominique Ansel and the much-loved West Coast burger chain that just opened its first New York City outpost. The evil geniuses over at First We Feast decided to find out.

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The proposition, however, required intrepid intern Matthew Schonfeld to awaken at 5:30 A.M. and wait in two different lines. (He stood outside Dominique Ansel Bakery for almost three hours!) So did it pay off? Yes, it did:

To my surprise, the flavors melded well. The blackberry filling sweetened the savory Umami flavoring. As my waitress told me, “It looks like a heart attack on a plate.” I corrected her, “A little sweeter than a heart attack.”

Read the rest of Schonfeld's hilarious account here.

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