Sous Chef to Top Chef

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Bravo’s reality show Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard will soon open her restaurant, “The Girl and the Goat,” in Chicago’s West Loop. The celebrity chef will focus on serving small plates with a focus on charcuterie, or cured meats.

The firm’s Joe von Meier represents Brian Goldberg, Barry Howard and Marc Lifshin of LG Development Group, who are building the restaurant with Rob Katz and Kevin Boehm of Boka Restaurant Group as well as James Geier of 555 Design. The building at 809 W. Randolph will feature an Old World interior—the restaurant is converted from two storage facilities separated by a brick wall—and will be an exciting newcomer to Chicago’s restaurant scene.

LG Development Group’s construction portfolio largely consists of luxury residences in Lincoln Park and “The Girl and the Goat” is Goldberg and Lifshin’s first major restaurant project. Katz and Boehm, who own culinary heavyweights such as “Boka,” “Perennial” and “Landmark,” are the owners.

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