Nightlife Review: The Goat’s New MenuDecember 29, 2014 7:50 am Jenna Taylor
The LC’s The Goat recently opened its doors for the first time at the new Brooklands location in Hilliard, the company’s fourth residential community in the Columbus area. The LC has also revamped and rejuvenated all dining menus at all Goat locations.
“What drove our decision into evolving The Goat brand was simply listening to our customers,” said Russell Boiarsky, Director of Marketing for The LC. “We noticed a big shift in how residents at LC were going out for dinner and entertainment — people have become much more local and particular about what they put into their bodies, and they want to know that the ingredients are fresh.”
While The Goat’s food menu still offers its fare share of traditional American bar cuisine, such as burgers and fried delectables, the menu presents many unlikely food combinations that are worth a taste. The Pimento & Pork Belly Jalepeños ($6.99) are filled with oozing pimento cheese and topped with salty pork belly. Don’t be afraid to dip those boats into the strawberry preserve that is served alongside, because it may seem like an unconventional combination, but the taste is like a long lost love. If your looking for something to soak up the suds, order the hand-rolled Italian Pizza Rolls. These fluffy pizza pockets are stuffed with all of the traditional pizza elements: house-made tomato sauce, pepperoni, and mozzarella — and then brushed with an herb-garlic butter.
“We want to our menus to be more transparent, and we want our customers to know that we consciously pick our menu items to make sure that all flavors and combinations create their own character,” said Boiarsky. “High-quality ingredients add more definition to our menus.”
The bar menu is no less personal. While it offers diners a wide array of beers, wines, and spirits to chose from, the best playground to frolic in is the $6 features drink menu. In the spirit of the colder months, The Goat has several cocktails for varying tastes. The Cinnamon Cider is a great way to enjoy tequila in a not-so-summery way. Comprised of Don Julio Anejo Tequila, apple cider, cranberry juice, simple syrup, and garnished with a cinnamon stick, this drink is perfect for lighter palates. The Charleston is a charmer; her martini glass is filled with a velvet liquid consisting of Captain Morgan Rum, Pinot Noir, old fashioned bitters, lime juice, simple syrup, and fresh cinnamon.
“Our customers will continue to see the menu evolve based on location throughout the year,” explained Boiarsky. “While we plan to keep the staples, there will be short-term specials for seasonal items for those who prefer to expand their palate. Were giving our head chef a lot of lead way in terms of creativity all while keeping it uniform.”
The LC has recently broken ground for its fifth location: LC RiverSouth, a 213-unit apartment community that will be housed in two new eight-story buildings at High Street and Rich Street in Downtown Columbus, and is slated to include a new Goat location.
For more information, visit LCGoat.com.