Monday, March 10, 2014

Well Yummies, it's that wonderful time of year - NYC Restaurant Week and I'm heading to the East Village to indulge in some spectacular foodie deals.

Located just a few blocks from many a famous and infamous East Village bars and watering holes, Goat Town is a hidden gem.

When we arrived, we felt as if we had walked back in time. We sat at the bar and had a couple of  "Gypsy Martinis" - Sobieski vodka, La Gitana Manzanilla sherry, with manzanilla olives - made by a bartender who looks like he stepped out of early 20th century New York. Everything, including the decor and glasses, were vintage and made you feel at home and comfortable. The lighting was a soft, golden glow as we talked and drank leisurely before our dinner.

When our friend arrived, we sat down for dinner and looked at both the Restaurant Week (RW) menu, which was showcasing an appetizer, main course, and dessert for only $38, and the main menu. We were even allowed to substitute the items for something on the main menu if we were not pleased with the RW choices.

One of my friends ordered the slow roasted pork belly appetizer with celery root, brussel sprouts, mustard pork jus; which we all tried and loved, as well as the gemelli pasta with cremini mushrooms, broccolini, pepper flake and pecorino.

My other friend split some bread and butter with me and ordered the Goat Town burger with white cheddar, onion jam, and house pickles, served with fries.

I ordered the grilled steak with shallot/mustard marmalade, beef fat potatoes, and watercress salad.

Absolutely everything was delicious and flavorful. We ordered another round of drinks, one of which was the signature Goat Town Gimlet #2 for RW: cranberry-infused vodka, house lime cordial. The other was the Jeremiad -  El Jimador resposado tequila, lemon Cynar, Combier Kummel and honey. We all felt pretty fresh and ordered a bottle of white wine to go with our dinners as well.

To finish, we split a salted caramel ice cream sundae -  salted caramel ice cream, caramel cakes, caramel sauce covered in pretzels and whipped cream. It was so good, and went so fast that we didn't get a chance to snap a picture!

The staff was fun to talk to and showed me their fresh herb and veggie garden out back. It was too dark to take any pictures, but it was lovely to know that the food at the restaurant was fresh.

If you're looking for a fun, friendly, vintage, and delicious experience with fabulous cocktails and fresh food, be sure to hit up a decadent and realxing meal at Goat Town before going out for a night on the town in the East Village.

Enjoy Yummies!



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