Posts Tagged ‘Fainting Goat’

What’s in a Name? For Restaurants, Everything.

It could have been called Scotch and Sofa. Or worse: Couch. Those were some of the names that The Fainting Goat owners Greg Algie and Henry Bruce spitballed for their U Street NW restaurant before it opened last winter. The building, after all, once belonged to a home furnishings shop. “In his head, he was just […]

Drink Your Veggies

It’s finally spring—but if you don’t believe the weather, check your highball glass. You’ll find a farmers’ market’s worth of vegetables in seasonal cocktails around town. And none of them is a bloody mary. CELERY Bourbon Steak: Head bartender Jamie MacBain created his Skaal cocktail while working in Portland, Ore. The mix of celery juice, […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Fainting Goat’s Pork Fries

The Dish: Pork Fries Price: $7 Where to Get Them: Fainting Goat, 1330 U St. NW; (202) 735-0344; faintinggoatdc.com What They Are: Deep-fried head cheese with black garlic puree What They Taste Like: These hearty golden ingots look more like fish sticks than fries. The crackly, crunchy panko crust conceals a mash of rich shreds […]

Sneak Peek of Fainting Goat, Opening Next Week

U Street NW's newest eatery, Fainting Goat, is set to open next week. First things first: what's with the name? Fainting goats are a real thing—just watch this YouTube video. Also known as myotonic goats, these animals freeze and fall over when they're frightened or panicked. Owner Greg Algie, who's also a partner in Fado Irish Pub […]

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