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    Girl & the Goat

    Went to Girl & the Goat Friday night before a Champagne tasting. Sat at the bar; it's usually fun to talk to the bartenders. Had a blurry bourbon cocktail:



    The bar itself is really cool--all this different metal work. Nice selection of bourbons, too:


    In talking to the bartender, it's apparently technically illegal to serve barrel aged cocktails and the enforcing agency has "busted" a few restaurants. Has to do with "reusing" a container, i.e.--the barrel and having a mixed drink sitting around over 7 days. Guess you can get away with the 7 day thing by just changing the date, lol. There was one other thing, too. They're trying to change that law, I think. Our tax dollars at work. We've all heard about the mass outbreaks of disease from barrel aged cocktails int the last couple of years, right?

    The bartender brought out this bottle (and gave me a swig to try); he said he was involved in choosing it. From the description, it's OBSV, aged 8 yrs 7 mos. They're also trying to change the law that would allow retail sales of such bottles equal to 10% of the total. Maybe I'll just get an empty bottle as a souvenir, since this is my absolute favorite restaurant.


    Since we were just there for a quick bite, we limited ourselves to the kohlrabi salad, beet salad and I had to have the goat shank--braised then quick deep fried with house made buttermilk dressing and mild buffalo sauce (w/butternut squash shitake kimchee and naan). The goat easily pulled off the bone and was delectable (tender and lean).




    "A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he's going to get sick on it."
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    Re: Girl & the Goat

    Thanks for the write up, I love that place. My wife and I with another couple had an amazing meal.

    Best regards, Tony

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    Re: Girl & the Goat

    Fantastic restaurant, need to get back to Chicago for a other weekend of eating

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    Re: Girl & the Goat

    Shank of anything cannot be beat! beef, lamb, pork, etc..

    It's some delicious meat from being heavily used by the animal, and filled with collagen goodness making it lip smacking good!

    And to boot, anything served on a bone is never bad in my experience.

    B
    "Life is life and fun is fun, but it's all so quiet when the goldfish die."

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    Re: Girl & the Goat

    "The Girl & The Goat" is also the name of a show I saw once in Mexico.

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    Re: Girl & the Goat

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    "The Girl & The Goat" is also the name of a show I saw once in Mexico.
    You are remembering it wrong. That was girl and a donkey. But who could blame ya
    "On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero"
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    Re: Girl & the Goat

    As long as you got it on film, it doesn't matter.

    Actually, I have heard good things about "the Girl and Goat." The restaurant, not the show.

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    Re: Girl & the Goat

    Doesn't the GBS have an initiation ....involving an 18-year-old-girl, a goat and some sort of peanut-butter smearing activity????

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    Re: Girl & the Goat

    Let's try the bar again


    from another visit


    fried oysters


    goat empanadas leaving the kitchen (not our order); sometimes we sit by the kitchen to talk to the cooks
    "A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he's going to get sick on it."
    LBJ

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    Re: Girl & the Goat

    When my little brother moved to the city last year, I was worried that he was going to run into some issues acclimating to city life. About a month later, he drunk dialed me and said he was just comped a meal at the Girl and the Goat, was hanging out with a "hot" sous chef and another "chef chick" named Stephanie, and was going to go out drinking with them. I stopped worrying about him after that call. I've never been that cool and probably never will be.
    Justin

 

 

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