In the heart of Hollywood in a really happening neighborhood lies a burger oasis. Big bold meaty flavors will make you believe that there is a burger fairy. You know what they say, so many burgers, so little time.
Chef Alexandros Kagianaris said, “When we decided the burger would give us the best palate to create unique pairings, I went to work designing recipes to honor my love of craft beer. The next few months were a culinary & beer lovers dream. I experimented with multiple gourmet burger & craft beer combinations. Working every night on the Stout menu, after 10-hours days, I created the food to pair with the perfect beer.”
Kaglew partners Charles Lew and executive chef Alexandros Kagianaris have created Stout, a neighborhood restaurant that is a simple, upscale restaurant redefining the idea of the local pub – offering a vast selection of artisanal draft and bottled beers from around the world as well as an emerging list of wines together with the finest burger option in Los Angeles. Stout is the authoritative destination for the casual connoisseur, where club goers meet the culinary elite for burgers and beer. Their mission is to serve the finest selection of unique, hand crafted draft micro brewed beers, along with fresh, creative food. Their dedication is to the community by providing extraordinary service in a comfortable atmosphere, which is conducive to increasing our guests’ knowledge of and interest in micro brewed beer while providing its guests with tasty, California light and healthy burger option to enjoy anytime-lunch, dinner, and after-hours.
Here’s what I tried:
Truffle Shuffle, with sautéed mushrooms, Brie, truffle aioli. I love the mushroom flavors in this scrumptious burger, yum.
The Morning After, with Rosemary Bacon, Egg Over Easy, Aged Cheddar, Chipotle Ketchup. For breakfast or any time, this burger will rock your world like it did mine.
Six Weeker, Brie, Fig Jam, Arugula, Caramelized Onions. This was by far my favorite burger, the sweetness and the caramelized goodness is off the charts.
Goombah, Parmasiano Flakes, Smoked Mozzarella, Crispy Proscuitto, Lemon Basil Aioli. This burger has a big Italian thing going on, so if that is in your wheelhouse then by all means try it.
Mr. America Aged Cheddar, Lettuce, Fresh Tomato, Red Onion, and Ketchup. Truly All American, the meat is super rare and juicy, a delicious burger.
The Low and Slow, with Stout BBQ Sauce / Cole Slaw / Fire Roasted Chiles / Aged Cheddar / Fried Onions). I heard raves about this menu item and it is all true.
B 56, with, Emi Gruyere, Fresh Tomatoes, Arugula, Rosemary Bacon, Thousand Island. An extremely hearty burger, as a healthy chicken option, it is superb.
Bollywood, with Chutney Mayonnaise, Sharp Cheddar, Arugula, and Roasted Tomato. Very spicy, but you would never miss the meat.
Tater Tots, these little gems pop in your mouth, amazing.
Seasoned Fries, the perfect cut, and cooked so that they are crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside.
Sweet Potato Fries, a nice healthy option.
Beer Battered Onion Rings, I love a good onion ring, these hit the spot.
Wedge Salad (Iceberg Wedge, Blue Cheese Crumbles, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion, Bacon & Blue Cheese Dressing). Right up there with the great steakhouse wedge salads, this salad was right on point.
Arugula Salad (Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing, Parmesiano Flakes, and Crispy Onions). A nice healthy option, with great dressing.
Stout Caesar (Romaine Lettuce, House Caesar Dressing, Parmesiano Flakes, House Croutons). It has all of the great Caesar flavors; I liked this salad as well.
Beer and Wines:
Oneida Modern Times
Apricot Flats – Hangar 24, Redlands, CA wheat ale 7.2%
Curieux – Allagash, Portland, ME bourbon bbl aged tripel 11%
Each beer has its own characteristics and went great with the burgers.
Tangent – Sauvignon Blanc, 2014, Edna Valley, this wine went great with the low and slow burger.
Eberle – Chardonnay, 2015, Paso Robles, the veggie or B56 is a perfect match.
Boomtown – Merlot, 2014, Columbia Valley, a very bold lively wine, went great with any of the meaty burgers.
Llama – Malbec, 2015, Mendoza, a big rich wine, went great with any of the beef burgers.
Morgan – Syrah G17, 2014, Santa Lucia Highlands, lots of berry goodness, you can pair with any of the beef as well.
At Stout, they aspire to serve the new-style burger: beef cooked medium rare, organic ground chicken, or a quinoa based veggie option, dressed with a variety of homemade toppings such as onions cooked down to the sweetness of maple syrup, specialty cheeses, smoky bacon, arugula and roasted tomatoes. It will be worth dropping in just for a mid-afternoon burger, and a craft beer.
Tom Hanks and is family are regulars because two of his kids have worked at Stout. Stout really gets cooking as an after-hours eating spot. The clubs get out at 2:00 am and partygoers want to soak up the alcohol and have a place to hang, so business after 2:00 am is really great, and they are opened until 4:00 am.
They grind their meat everyday. Their meats are organic and their chicken is free range, made and delivered fresh every day. They get their breads from Melrose bakery everyday.
Manager Kevin Kuhn took great care of me. There is no competition, they don’t make a typical burger, no substitutions, you can take away but you can’t add. They don’t want to take away from how these recipes were intended. Some of the burgers are named after different places that the chef has traveled to.
The interior is very industrial with a copper round bar back splash that highlights all of their great beers on tap. Distressed concrete floors, recycled glass chandelier made by one of the owners Massai Dorsey, industrial metal chairs, wood table tops, the base is made of plumbing flanges and pipe connectors with t-joints. Flat screen TVs for sports viewing, and a cool out door patio.
So far they have three Stouts in California, also one in Tennessee, and one in Kentucky. They are slated to open three more in California soon.
Stout is Fun, lively and different, next time you’re near one of their three Los Angeles locations give yourself a treat and try it out.
Hours – Every Day | 11:30 am – 4:00 am
1544 N. Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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