Following the success of her restaurant Girl & the Goat, fans of chef Stephanie Izard have been anxiously awaiting the opening of her latest venture Little Goat. This morning Izard announced that she plans to open the diner-inspired restaurant in October of this year.
The new spot will be located across the street from Girl & the Goat, in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. The opening is a partnership between Izard and BOKA Restaurant Group and it will feature classic diner fare prepared using seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. In addition to the dining room, the space will also include a bread and coffee shop where customers can pick up freshly prepared items without having to sit down for a full meal, in the evenings this part of the restaurant will become a bar.
The second floor of the restaurant will feature a demo kitchen, where Izard and a rotating host of guest chefs will offer cooking demonstrations and classes. This floor can also be rented out for private events.
In a statement released this morning, Izard commented on her new opening, “Growing up on the East Coast, I ate at diners all the time. I’ve always wanted to recreate that classic feel but bring my passion for working with local, fresh ingredients to the diner world.”
Examples of dishes to expect on the menu at Little Goat include sloppy joe on a fried steam bun, beef cheek stroganoff, quail egg chop suey, and a patty melt.
As the restaurant gets closer to its anticipated opening date, check back for more details and insider tips.