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Stout Burgers

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I’ve learned something in the last few years.  I love salads.  I love burgers.  I do not love burgers on salads.


This is a beef patty with Roasted Tomato from Stout Burgers in Hollywood.  On its own, great.  Juicy.  Tender.  But the greens underneath were drenched in an overly-acidic dressing which negated that enjoyment.

The cheesy fries, however, I can get behind.



I’m not really sure a bun would’ve salvaged the experience; when I took a bite from Abe’s veggie burger, the bread was a bit too stiff.  I will say, though, that our waitress was really cool.  And it was a good place to watch The Dodger’s game – the main reason we went.

A podcast I really enjoy listening to is Down and Dirty Kitchen.  In every episode, they ask their guest what their favorite burger (on that day) would be.  Quite often, Stout comes up.  I don’t know if I came on an off day, but I do know I’m not a fan of their salad burgers – both in the name (“Skinny Style?!?” Boo!) and the flavor.

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The Farmer and the Cook

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The Farmer and the Cook came highly recommended by everyone who heard we were heading to Ojai.


It’s a vegetarian restaurant (yes, owned by a farmer and a cook) with a market inside…



…and a pizza oven on the patio.


We wound up ordering other things, though the pies did look delicious.


Super fresh Chilled Sun Gold Tomato Soup, with Avocado…


…a Kale Caesar Salad with Cashew Cheese…


…and regular cheese on a stellar Veggie Burger, made from lentils – served with Vegenaise and Banana Chutney.


This dinner made us so freaking happy.  I’m curious about their Mexican menu – and of course, those pizzas!

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