Zagat on which Top Chef run restaurants live up to their hype
- mcf Jan 4, 2013 07:03 AM
When I was in Chicago last year I had the pleasure to dine at both Sable and Girl & The Goat and enjoyed them both very much.
We stayed at the Palomar, a wonderful hotel, first rate service, and had a couple meals at Sable. You can say what you want about Heather but her kitchen turns out great food. Yes, the cocktails are terrific and the room is sleek and cool. But the food is also excellent, especially for snacking. Root Beer Glazed Short Rib Sliders, Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Waffles, Pomegranate House Smoked Pork Ribs, Mini Lamb Burgers with Feta Cheese, we loved them all.
A huge hats off to Stephanie Izard. She does everything the right way. Girl & The Goat is so popular that rezzies need to be made three months or more in advance. Yet, not one to disappoint, she always keeps some seats open for walk-ins. And unlike some chefs who are never at their restaurants (and yes Scott Conant, I am talking about you), Stephanie is there... in the back of the house expediting orders. She works hard! Yet if you want to say hi and grab a quick photo she accommodates graciously and with a smile. And the food is first rate delicious!
I'm proud of these women. They are good!