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Anyone had the burgers at Stout yet?

I went last night and it was crowded enough to where my date and I decided to come back another time. The beer taps looked good, so I was just wondering if anyone has eaten there yet. Thanks!

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  1. I was there last night with two of my boys and had the Stout burger it was pretty amazing. went back today and brought my girl we had a chicken burger and a veggie burger. Definetely some of the best burgers ive ever had.

    1. I went last night with two friends and we thought the burgers were just ok. Mine was actually too rare for me (I normally order medium rare, but this one was RARE). Personally, I prefer the burgers at the Essex House (during happy hour for $7) or Umami...

      Also, Stout does not currently have a happy hour. I think in order for them to survive with all the competition in that area (BIg Wangs, Umami, Capitol City, Kitchen 24, etc), they are going to need to rethink things a little bit in order to maintain business.

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      Kitchen 24
      1610 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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      1. re: chris1621

        You have a point. Additionally, there's Boho, which still pretty good and they are 2 blocks away (also with great beer). And, just a short walk away, the burgers at Blue Palms are good (especially that one with short ribs and mushrooms) and they have the best beer selection in town. Gonna have to get creative, Stout!!

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        Blue Palms
        6124 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

      2. Been there twice, had the namesake and the "Goombah". Goombah is a very good burger, and a standout to say the Hatch at Umami or the FO burger. Its adorned with prosciutto, i think mozzarella and a lemon aioli. Very good. The happy hour deal(half off between 4 and 6) is a nice plus.

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        1. re: blackbookali

          That doesn't sound like a good combination for a burger.

          1. re: reality check

            I hear you. When my companion ordered it I was skeptical. But after eating it, I was wrong and happily so.

        2. Here's the address off of Yelp:

          Stout
          1544 N Cahuenga Blvd
          Los Angeles, CA 90028
          (323) 469-3801

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          Stout Burgers and Beers
          1544 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

          1. Although I didn't try their burger, I had their pretzel it was really really good...

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            1. re: tissue

              Went there over the weekend and had the burger with the fig jam & caramelized onions (can't remember the name of it). I thought it was very good and an excellent deal for $10. The list of taps is very good, not Father's Office or Boneyard Bistro good, but impressive nonetheless. I had a Red Barn from Lost Abby with my burger. I'll go back.

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              Boneyard Bistro
              13539 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

              Father's Office
              3229 Helms Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034

            2. Stout has a problem.

              Generally the burger meat is good -- freshly ground, prime, hand formed, etc.

              But it's everything else that the kitchen manages to lard on to the burgers that makes it such a problem.

              Want a basic burger -- I mean, y'know, meat and bun? Good luck.

              Everything either comes with 2 different kinds of imported (who cares?) cheese, caramelized onions, some sort of house-made condiment (chipotle, mustard, etc.) that you're left wondering if and/or what the kitchen is trying to hide.

              Maybe it's too make the burgers so savory (read: salty) that you have to order an extra pitcher of IPA? If so, it's certainly not a bad business model ... if you want to sell beer.

              Too bad. There's potential there ... it's just stuffed in a bunch of cheese, condiments, or roasted vegetables of some kind.

              Of course you can ask for your burger naked -- shorn of any dressings or accoutrements -- but then they end up tasting like a hockey puck wrapped in cardboard. You'd probably need something much stronger than beer to wash a naked Stout burger down ... probably a good shot of Tequila, or Moutai, or both.

              Brings to mind the burger version of Stuffed Sandwich.