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Burger of the week at the Standard; Cafe Entourage opens; K2 begins dinner service

March 10, 2011 |  5:35 pm

Burger Micah Fields -- the new chef at the Restaurant at the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles -- recently introduced a "Burger of the Week" to the menu. So what distinguishes Fields' burgers from the downtown burger pack? Exotic meats including wild boar, lamb and (gasp!) bear.

Here’s what you can expect for the rest of the month: March 7 to 11, Colorado lamb burger; March 14 to 18, Smokey the Bear;  March 21 to 25 , shrimp burger.

The Restaurant at the Standard, 550 S. Flower St., L.A. (213) 439-3030; www.standardhotels.com.

Cafe Entourage, the new 7,000-square-foot restaurant at Hollywood and Vine that we wrote about last month, officially opens on Friday. Now the neighborhood will have a 24-hour dining destination from Thursday through Saturday. The comfort-food menu includes lobster spaghetti, baked chicken, steak-and-eggs, pepperoni pizza and tuna salad. There is also a full bar.

Cafe Entourage, 1600 Vine St., Hollywood; (323) 467-4200.

K2, the Cajun-leaning restaurant that opened late last year in the old Eat Well space on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake, has brought in a new chef and will begin dinner service on Tuesday, with late-night service to start soon after that. The new chef, Chris Barnett (208 Rodeo, Hotel Bel-Air, Stateside, Provecho), brings with him a sustainable sensibility and is introducing a host of new Southern-tinged menu items including barbecued mussels with chili-garlic french bread; fried green tomato salad with goat cheese and arugula; spicy buttermilk-marinated Jidori fried chicken with edamame succotash and herbed cream gravy; and cake doughnut bread pudding with rum caramel sauce.

K2, 3916 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. (323) 662-7698; www.kokomo.com.

--Jessica Gelt

Photo: The wild boar burger with sweet cherry tomato jam, a bacon-speckled bun and jalapeno aioli is served at the Restaurant at the Standard. Credit: The Standard.