A lot has changed since the last time I ate at the Girl & the Goat three years ago. Nowadays, it's nearly impossible to secure a reservation. If you're planning a trip there, my advice is to book early. When I tried booking in mid-July for a late August reservation, I found out that I couldn't get any reservations later than 4:30 pm and earlier than 10:30 until October. Eventually, after obsessively checking OpenTable a few times a day, I managed to snatch up an 8:45 pm cancellation.
|Unibroue Ephemere Apple Fruit Beer ($8)|
|Squash blossom rangoon ($11) with crab, chive yogurt, and toasted almonds|
I had no idea what a rangoon is, but our server described it as a tempura fried squash blossom stuffed with crab. According to Wikipedia, it's supposed to be a deep-fried dumpling stuffed with a combination of cream cheese and crab meat, wrapped in Chinese wonton wrappers. I have to say that this elevated version was a lot more appealing than what I saw on Wikipedia. The stuffed squash blossoms were absolutely delicious and I wanted three or four more.
|Korean Kalbi ribs ($16) with sweet corn coblettes and grilled okra relish|
I wasn't a huge fan of the beef ribs themselves (the ones from Korean restaurants taste better!), but I liked both the corn and the okra relish.