Mad Girl Eats Little Goat Diner in Chicago!


Little Goat Diner, 820 W. Randolph St, Chicago, IL. Located in Chicago’s West Loop.

Little Goat Diner is the little sister resto of Stephanie Izard’s mega famed Girl and the Goat restaurant across the street. You walk in and the interior is far from any ‘diner’ I’ve ever seen.Think chic industrial.  Super busy per usual at lunch time, I opt for a sandwich to take out and am directed to the Bakery bar area. After perusing the menu, I decide on a signature goat item, the Goat Almighty. As you can see by the photos above, it was aptly named.

I opened it up and was like….Holy Toledo Batman, this is a gargantuan burger! How do you even begin to eat it?! Let me lay it on you….it consists of a goat burger, braised beef, bbq pork, pickled jalapenos, salsa verde, onion rings, cheddar cheese, and  pickles all inbetween a yummy bun. The only way I could possibly take a bite is by halves…top and bottom. It was fantastic, but the only thing I couldn’t get was a good overall sense of all components in one bite and how they worked together. Other than that, it was good!

Little Goat offers an awesome menu for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Diner food twisted into something special. My next trip back I want to try a Pork Belly Pancake, a Smoked Pork and Toffee Crunch Shake, a delight from the Bakery, or maybe something coo coo crazy from their Breakfast menu which they serve all day. I love that!

Diner Hours: Sun – Thurs 7:00am – 10:00pm, Fri – Sat 7:00am – 12:00am  Bakery Hours: Everyday 6:00am – 6:00pm.

Don’t be surprised if wait time for a table is an hour. Reservations accepted for Dinner only.

4.75 out of 5 points.


Mad Girl Eats Crisp, Chicago


Crisp, 2940 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL.

It is all about the chicken, ‘Bad-ass bird’ to be exact. Korean style, crispy, unbelievable, chicken. Throw in some Korean sauce, it is killer chicken.

I heard great things about this superbly fried chicken that needed to be investigated upon my next trip to Chicago. Fast forward to driving thru downtown Chicago in the summer and weaving my way to the cool neighborhood of Lakeview, just north of downtown’s epic center.

Crisp’s menu is more extensive than just a chicken, but I wanted to keep it simple and straightforward. I ordered the Seoul Sassy half chicken. A slight sweetness in the sauce but with fine ingredients of ginger, soy, garlic, and other “secret” spices. It hardly took any time at all to get my order, I went and sat at one of their communal picnic tables and prepared for greatness.

Once the box opened ( I was at first going to take out then decided to stay and eat), the aroma of the sauce was intoxicating and what I saw was….food porn. Boom shacka lacka. OMG from the first bite to the last. Crispy delectable outer, with a moist and luscious inner. Seoul Sassy sauce is extraordinary. None of the spices overpower the others, just a freaking perfect blend of huge flavor. Messy, sticky goodness.

If I wasn’t hitting the road directly after my Crisp experience, I would have ordered more. I’ll be back Crisp, next visit to try a Buddha Bowl, or maybe a Korean Burrito. Either way, can’t go wrong.

A parking lot on the corner. You will pay for parking, but convience and easy of in and out is worth it…and it is Chicago. They offer delivery to a specific area, look at their website for particulars.

Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am to 9pm

As seen on the Cooking Channel, Unique Eats.

5 out of 5 sassy saucy smackaroos.

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