Stephanie Izard’s Little Goat Is a Big-Time Diner

Her small breakfast and lunch spot supersizes with a coffee shop, bread store, bar, and more

Stephanie Izard
Stephanie Izard

Girl & the Goat has been SRO—all 7,500 square feet of it—since it opened in July 2010. Between the butchering and bread baking, the Girl and her partners (Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz) quickly realized that a small breakfast and lunch spot would be the ticket. “We wanted a place where we could spread out a little bit,” says Izard, 35. “But when the Red Light space came available, we decided to supersize.”

Slated for a late-October opening, Little Goat will house a dining room, a coffee shop, a bread store, a demo kitchen, a bar, and a private dining room. From the diner-style menu, you can order a burger for breakfast, pancakes for dinner, or one of Izard’s personal favorites: Crunchy Eggy Yummy Thing. That’s an egg broken over crêpe batter on a flat-top grill with kimchi and vegetables. Izard says when you start flipping it around, there are bits of egg, bits of veggies, and bits of crunch. 820 W. Randolph St.

RELATED: Stephanie Izard profile from 2010 | Girl & the Goat Review by Dining Critic Jeff Ruby | VIDEOS: Grilling with Stephanie Izard


Photograph: Anna Knott



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