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I'm not sure what was harder: Getting to Stout for lunch, or getting lunch at Stout.

The burgers-and-beer late-night restaurant has been open just a couple of weeks, having taken over the onetime Karma Coffeehouse space in the increasingly more food-centric Cahuenga corridor in Hollywood. Remodeled by the Spacecraft folks, and owned by Charles Lew and Alex Kagianaris, Stout's claim to fame is a respectable selection of beers and gourmet burgers with service until 4 a.m.

But it wasn't a night owl meal I wanted--I was looking to lunch last Friday, and wanted to hit up Stout. Unfortunately, just figuring out if they were even open (save for actually going to there to find out in person) was a monumental task. This is because not only do they not have a website, but they don't run a Twitter feed, their Yelp listing does not include hours or contact info, and they have either no working phone line or refuse to answer the two published numbers affiliated with them (FoodGPS, LA Times Guide). Luckily, the nice folks at Spacecraft replied to our inquiry, and confirmed that Stout was serving lunch.