It is just as amazing as you imagined. Stephanie Izard, Top Chef champion and genius behind Girl and the Goat, has nailed it again with Little Goat Diner in Chicago. She’s so good that when you eat anything she has created, you think, “I thought I knew what great tasted like, but I was so wrong. THIS is great!”. And you are sad for a minute because you know she has ruined you, but your plate of heaven quickly distracts you from this miserable thought.
Clockwise, from top left: (1) Husband to the rescue with lattes from adjoining Little Goat Bread. (2) Kids loved the rotating goat sign. (3) Smoked Corned Beef Hash with Poached Eggs. Trust me when I say no hash will ever compare to this. (4) Waiting for our table with mini-me. (5) Hannah’s Smoked Pork and Toffee Crunch Milkshake. Yes, you read that correctly. (6) A glimpse of the inventive comfort food menu.
Clockwise, from top left: (1) The best 14-year-old on the planet, our son Will. (2) Chicago el tracks and blue sky. (3) Leftover hash. We had to save room for dessert! (4) Clever check-holding magnet board and the remains of a warm butterscotch caramel-topped banana gelato sundae. (5) I wasn’t kidding. (6) Tempting treats to go at Little Goat Bread.
all photos via the aesthete and the dilettante