If you’ve ever lived in, visited, or googled the city of Chicago, you’ve probably heard of Girl & The Goat. Since opening in 2010, it’s become one of the most popular restaurants there, thanks to chef Stephanie Izard’s celebrity Top Chef status and intense meat-forward dishes you can’t really find anywhere else. Needless to say, her second location in the Arts District is cause for excitement. The massive space on Mateo St. is stunning, but an industrial, green-plants-everywhere aesthetic is something we’ve seen plenty of around these parts. But what sets Girl & The Goat apart from the pack - and why we’re including it here - is the remarkably tasty food. You could argue the menu here is a bit all over the place and somewhat hard to define - and you’d be right - but who cares if we can’t categorize goat liver mousse topped with grilled blueberries and served with piping hot crumpets? It’s just delicious.
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