The Baker and I headed into the city Sunday. We were not there to bike Lakeshore Drive with the thousand or so energetic bikers who closed the entire length of it for hours. No, we were there to have brunch at The Little Goat Diner.
Located almost on the corner of Randolph and Halstead, it wasn't hard to spot with this cute little fellow spinning atop the front entrance. It's right across the street from The Girl and The Goat. Stephanie Izard is the chef/owner of both. We first tasted Stephanie's cuisine at her wonderful Scylla in Bucktown and were disappointed when the tiny gem closed. She went on to win the fourth season of Top Chef and used her winnings to open The Girl and The Goat. This past year, she opened The Little Goat right across the street. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
We turned our coffee cups over and ordered a breakfast "appetizer"
the ooey gooey cinnabun
We shared the light as air concoction.
The Baker chose shrimp and grits topped
with fresh asparagus.
I dared to order the Asian-style breakfast
"tasty thing" that featured house-made kimchi,
bacon and eggs wrapped in a crepe.
Our waitress, Hillary, was very helpful in describing some of the dishes and making suggestions. She kept our mugs filled with steaming coffee. We lingered over a last cup until the hungry and hopeful diners began to gather at the front door and someone said there was a thirty minute wait for a table. We ambled out onto the tree-lined street, sated but planning our next visit.