Little Goat Bread To Open Thursday, Diner to Follow

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Photo: courtesy The Little Goat

Just in case you don't have reservations for the opening of Grace this week on Randolph Street, you'll have another option for being one of the first to check out an opening on the city's hottest restaurant strip. Phil Vettel reports that Stephanie Izard and BOKA Group's Little Goat Diner will begin its apparently month-long opening with the launch of Little Goat Bread on Thursday. Besides serving as the bakery for both Girl & the Goat and Little Goat (which is why the space occupied by the whole Little Goat complex is actually larger than Girl & the Goat), it will have its own cafe seating and offer morning pastries, soup and sandwiches for lunch, and bread, and a small selection of artisanal products for sale. Once The Little Goat Diner opens later this month, it will also turn into the complex's bar area at night, serving a dozen craft brews and cocktails. In the meantime, if you want a preview— of a sort— check out the Little Goat website, which as we noted a while back, is adding sections in parallel with the openings in the actual space; now you can check out sections about the bread (including an interview with baker Greg Wade), the bar and the plans for the upstairs private room and classroom. [Tribune]