At a birthday dinner a few weeks ago, I met a man who lives 3 or 4 doors down from Goat Town in the Lower East Side. He called it his second home and it’s only been open since December 2010. What peeked my interest was his mention of Goat Town’s plans to create a garden from where to source their produce and fresh herbs. A backyard farm-to-table philosophy. Say no more birthday guest, I am there.
When I walked into Goat Town, a familiar feeling engulfed me. After gazing at the white-tiled booth for a few seconds, it dawned on me. The decor is kin to one of my favorite Brooklyn bars, Weather Up.
Cozy and Classy.
Before ordering the pasture-raised beef burger w/ bistro fries, I asked our waitress where they get their beef. She didn’t know but she excused herself to ask the “manager”.
“Stone Creek Farm in Pennsylvania”, she replied.
Impressed that my inquiry resulted in an actual response, I ordered my once-a-month pasture-raised, grass-fed, grass-finished burger and hoped for the best. My friend ordered the pork chop over parsnip puree, ruby red grapefruit & spring onion mojo. We both had a blossomy, refreshing glass of white wine, I believe Sauvignon Blanc.
My burger was hearty and fresh, but sort of flat spice-wise. I could only eat half carrying the other half home for a late night snack. My friend thoroughly enjoyed her meal. I plan to return for the Burnt Honey ice cream and $25 brunch special. Who wants to take me on a date?
Another bit of awesome-ness is the magnificent oyster bar: East Coast and West Coast. Check out their menu here.