El Chivo Loco, a review of the popular restaurant Girl & Goat
She is a famous TV personality and has a flare for out of the box
food combinations. Praises have been given to her from all over the
world but does that give her credibility? of course not, which is why I
decided to investigate.
The dark warm colors of wood and perfectly placed lighting made
this an inviting atmosphere. There was a sense of excitement and you
couldnâ€™t help but to get caught up in the moment.Â The chef along with
the sous chef were visible and had a wonderful background with white
tile, wood chunks and a wood burning oven. The bar was also well
decorated and had a modern appeal. Their bathrooms were very private and
salvaged doors where the theme. I will say this, if you do go to the
rest room donâ€™t expect a sign, each room is private and appeals to both
men and women.Â Overall I give the atmosphere 10 out of 10 goat horns.
The moment we stepped into the restaurant we were greeted with a
smile and felt very welcomed. We were told that they have been waiting
for our arrival, a touch of class on the part of the Goat staff. Our
waitress was very knowledgeable and understood her dishes enough to
guide us on the right direction. She was there to service us and allowed
us to enjoy the food in privacy, not pushy at all. Once done we were
thanked all the way out the door. Itâ€™s obvious to me that the staff
understands hospitality and that our happiness is top priority. For
service I give it 10 out of 10 goat horns.
Now for the reason you are reading this blog. Here is a a breakdown of what we had:
- Goat Empanadas- romesco kohlrabi-endave slaw
- Pan Fried Shishito Peppers - parmesan, sesame, simo
- Goat Loins - buttered cabbage, celery root, blood orange
- Beef Short Ribs - dirty fried rice, onion salad, pickled mushroom
Our meal started with some goat empanadas and pan fried Shishito
peppers. The empanadas were stuffed proportionally and were accompanied
with a very tasteful sauce. The shishito peppers on the other hand were
not as delightful to eat. The seeds made it difficult to eat and after
having two peppers you sort of gave up (I chose this dish with no help
from the waitress).
We moved on to the main course and were very impressed with what we
discovered. The goat loin was so tender and not once did I think â€œgoatâ€
when I was eating it. Every bite left you wanting another and every bite
made you wonder, what the heck did I just eat and why is it so good.
Sadly it was not enough I needed to try another dish and fast. We
ordered the beef short ribs and again a taste of something out of the
ordinary. This was not beef, it couldnâ€™t be, it must be goat, it reminds
me of Sundays with my family when my father would wake up at six in the
morning to stand in line for some chivo (goat) that had been steaming
since three in the morning. The ribs were melting and if I didnâ€™t eat
them fast enough they would be gone. The taste is hard to describe you
have to try it for yourself in order to understand. I give the food 10
out of 10 goat horns.
Well done Stephanie Izard, well done, very impressive work and deserving of all the praise. I wish you nothing but success.
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