Save the date: Excuse us, The Date.
Girl and the Goat, Stephanie Izard's much anticipated West Loop restaurant, opens Monday at 809 W. Randolph. At 4:30 p.m. (we think -- there are no hours listed on the website, but that's what the restaurant voicemail says).
And as of now, Girl and the Goat will be open seven days a week, until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until midnight Friday and Saturday. But that could change.
Reservations will be accepted starting at 10 a.m. Monday (hello, busy signal!). We wondered, though, since the phone lines at G&TG are up and running, if you call now and follow the prompt to get you to the reservation line, will that put you ahead of the pack? We couldn't get a definitive answer from either Izard or spokeswoman Karrie Leung but as they say, never hurts to try.
Check out the website for a preview menu, or just to peruse Izard's fun, industry-heavy photo gallery. Ever the inclusive host, Izard is encouraging folks to submit photos of themselves eating and drinking (and presumably, looking happy); your photo might just end up on the website, too, right next to that Richard Blais guy.