We know. It’s tough. But a new menu of pickled veggies and french fries made from pork ought to soften the blow.
Welcome to Fainting Goat, a cozy, all-purpose neighborhood pub, now open in a former U Street furniture store to help you out in just about any situation. Like these...
You need snacks and beer. Stat. Walk in the front door and go no farther. You’re in a French-but-not-too-French-looking bar, surrounded by butcher-block high-tops, old chandeliers and stained glass. Keep things simple, with your pick from 10 beer taps, along with shrimp rolls and matchsticks of pork breaded and fried like french fries.
You’re on a low-pressure first date. Head upstairs. You’ll find an even bigger bar up there, but make for one of the tables beside the exposed brick columns. Start with a couple house gin and tonics, made with charred OJ, before moving on to shareable plates like a beef-bourguignon-style goat with puff pastry.
You’re celebrating with a group. Here, you’ve got options. On both levels, you’ll find an alcove that seats eight or more in the back. Or for some extra privacy, book the 10-top downstairs next to the kitchen.
By now, you should be used to invading the kitchen.