Girl & the Goat



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A few months ago we watched an episode of the Movable Feast on PBS about the restaurant Girl & the Goat. I forgot about it until I was looking for a place to eat in Chicago for a belated Valentine’s outing with Alec. I made reservations only a couple weeks in advance which is why the only time available was at 9pm on a Thursday night. After a long drive to Chicago, we weren’t terribly excited about heading out that night, but we went, and I am so glad we did.

The food was fantastic. The atmosphere was great. The service was phenomenal.

They serve small plates that are meant to be shared. We ordered 4 small plates and one bread. You are supposed to order everything at once, and your server will bring your dishes in the order that will most compliment each other.

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Don’t Curry, Be Happy bread
seared diver scallops , "hotpot" broth, bamboo shoots, braised peanuts
seared diver scallops , “hotpot” broth, bamboo shoots, braised peanuts
crispy beef short ribs with avocado and grapefruit.
crispy beef short ribs with avocado and grapefruit.

 

 

We also had some ham frites (Alec liked them, I thought they were okay) and wood grilled broccoli with blue cheese. I can safely say it was the best broccoli I have ever had.

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If you look close, there is a table of Mennonites sitting behind Alec.
If you look close, there is a table of Mennonites sitting behind Alec.

The meal was great. The price was reasonable for such good quality and creative dishes. If you find yourself in Chicago and want to go out for a nice meal, check it out. I highly recommend it.

I will have more on my trip to Chicago in future posts.

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