See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. West Randolph Street in Chicago’s West Loop has become a new home to the city’s culinary talents. Stephanie Izard first drew crowds cooking dishes like roasted pig face at Girl & the Goat (pictured). She recently opened Little Goat, a retro diner, across the street. Graham Elliot Bowles keeps it simple at his casual g.e.b, where each dish has no more than three ingredients. On a more elegant note, the prix-fixe menu at Grace, from chef Curtis Duffy, features dishes such as kampachi with coconut, lime, basil, golden trout roe, and pomelo presented in a cylinder of frozen ginger water. This appeared in the March/April 2013 issue.
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Dinner in Chicago? Go to Girl and the Goat
With 24 hours in Chicago, my friend and I headed straight to Girl and the Goat for the food, the drinks and the scene. We didn't have a reservation but after an hour of waiting, people watching, and having fun at the bar the unthinkable happened (on a Saturday night)—we got a table! The menu is small (not that small) plates organized into fish, meats, veggies and goat. The two of us ordered six dishes, and they were all delicious. My favorite was dessert, a goat cheese cheesecake, but then, I always love dessert. I can't wait to go back!