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Stephanie Izard Takes Over Former Red Light Space for Little Goat

By Anthony Todd in Food on Nov 7, 2011 9:40PM

2011_11_7Izard.jpg Rumors have been swirling for months about Little Goat, Stephanie Izard's new restaurant. Where would it be? Who would run the kitchen? What might they serve that's not on the menu at Girl and the Goat? All we knew is that it was being described as a diner and would have about 100 seats. Well, we just learned a lot more.

Eater Chicago broke the news this morning that Izard has taken over the old Red Light space on West Randolph. As KDK has declined, Boka group has risen, so perhaps its only fitting that one of the former corwn jewels of Jerry Kleiner's empire be replaced by the new restaurant of Boka Group's most popular chef.

Details on the food are still a bit sketchy - we know they will be making their own roast meats and breads in house. According to Eater, "she [Izard] added she'll likely have a pulled pork sandwich on a pork fat doughnut, her version of a reuben and grilled cheese with tomato soup."

Unlike Girl and the Goat, GT Fish & Oyster and Balena, Little Goat will not be designed by 555 International, the high-end design firm favored by Boka Group. A new group has been chosen and designs are still in flux, but the one thing that is for sure? The diner counter.

Opening is set for March or April of 2012. Start lining up now.