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pinkishfloyd Feb 6, 2013 02:11 AM

I'm in Brighton, so Ann Arbor is probably my best bet, but I'm looking for any place that offers goat on the menu. Anyone?

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    charlesbois Feb 6, 2013 06:46 AM

    Haven't been there in a couple of years, but Jamaican Jerk Pit on Thayer in Ann Arbor has goat.

    I am pretty sure there are a couple farms in the Ann Arbor area that sell goat too.

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      VTB Feb 6, 2013 10:49 AM

      True. The retail farm "Back Forty Acres" in Chelsea sells goat. Yum

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      SonyBob Feb 6, 2013 07:01 AM

      Bit of a drive but Roast downtown Detroit often offers it as it's "beast of the day" (according to the waiter we had, last I was there). A little high end for me but worth a phone call if you have a real yearning. Let us know what you think, should you go.
      Bob

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        Rosedale Feb 9, 2013 07:35 PM

        I had goat at Roast last month. I wasn't thrilled. Kind of stringy and greasy, but maybe that's how it's supposed to be?

        The only other time I've had goat was at Girl and the Goat in Chicago where I had a goat empanada. It was flavorful, light and fluffy, so I was anxious to try goat again.

        I'm close to Farmington Hills, so I'm going to give goat one more try at Zayeqa.

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          boagman Feb 9, 2013 10:44 PM

          Do try it at Zayeqa. "Stringy" isn't a term I'd use to describe the goat I've had there. *Perhaps* one could use "greasy", but I don't consider it such, per se.

          If I'd paid Roast's prices for something that I didn't enjoy, I'd have sent it back. Did you try someone else's? Or did you just stick with it?

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            SonyBob Feb 10, 2013 02:30 PM

            Interesting. When I went to Roast, I had the strip steak. It was huge, very pretty and tasteless, not to mention chewy. I would have sent it back but we were being treated by our kids (couldn't have afforded it ourselves!). I was very underwhelmed.
            Bob

      2. rainsux Feb 6, 2013 07:05 AM

        Zayeqa in FH.

        1. coney with everything Feb 6, 2013 08:53 AM

          how do you feel about Indian? this place is in Troy, haven't tried it yet though
          http://www.havelicuisine.com/Menu.html

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            Jim M Feb 6, 2013 10:15 AM

            Jamaican Jerk Pit still has curried goat. Another idea—at Gratiot Central Market in Detroit I got an entire cut-up goat leg and cooked it for about eight hours in curry spices. Results: amazing.

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              pinkishfloyd Feb 6, 2013 11:37 AM

              Yeah I think I knew about the Jamaican Jerk Pit somewhere in the back of my brain...but cooking it myself sounds like an even better idea. Gonna check the web for farms, thanks everyone, I don't know why I didn't think of cooking it myself.

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              goatgolfer Feb 6, 2013 12:11 PM

              This has been discussed a few times in the past. Archive search http://www.chow.com/search?query=goat...

              Shows lots of cooked and raw choices. El Barzon (taco) and Zayeqa (stew and hoof) get my votes.

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