Tale of the Tape: Goat Hollow
On Monday, January 21, Neil Campbell, owner of Old City’s Race Street Café, and business partner Andy Shahan will open Mt. Airy’s historic Goat Hollow. Goat Hollow is the same name as the neighborhood restaurant that closed in the same location eight years ago. The renovated space will offer American brasserie food for lunch and dinner, alongside a craft beer and artisan cocktails.
The Rehab of Goat Hollow
- Original stone exterior was restored
- Reclaimed wood was used for the restaurant’s interior flooring, tabletops, stairs and bar
- Exposed bricks lay the back drop for the 12-seat bar
- Wood-fired hearth is located at the center of the first floor
- The second floor offers additional seating as well as a space for hosting private parties and live music
- The restaurant has an outdoor space that will open as the weather warms
- Goat Hollow seats 100
- Local businesses were enlisted to remake the building:
The Food at Goat Hollow
- Chef Adam Glickman
- Formerly of Monk’s Cafe
- Menu is described as American brasserie
- Glickman will highlight mussels with a Moules et Frites section
- Lincoln Drive, with leeks white wine and chile de arbol
- Durham, with tomatoes, basil, mozzarella and white wine
- Nippon, with cured salmon, cheese curds, parsley and sake
- Other highlights from the Goat Hollow Menu
- Potted Terrine of Wild Boar, with pickled vegetables, toast points and fruit sauce
- Grilled Diver Scallops, served over risotto cakes with beurre blanc
- Oyster Muffaleta Sandwich, battered and deep-fried oysters with olive tapenade, lettuce, tomato and onion
- Merguez Sausage Sandwich, housemade lamb sausage with mint and dill yogurt sauce
- Wissahickon Burger, with duck liver pâté and truffled cheese
- Cold-Smoked Cowboy Ribeye, a 16-oz. bone-in grilled steak served with potatoes au gratin, greens and veal demi-glace
- Dishes range in price from $5 to $24 and sides are $3 each.
- Bowls of moules et frites are $10 for one pound and $19 for two pounds.
- Full Goat Hollow Menu
“Andy and I have lived in and around Mt. Airy for years and we really felt and heard the community asking for more quality dining options closer to home,” says Campbell, a 20-year industry veteran who is bringing the restaurant back to life in an area perfectly poised for a dining renaissance. “We are excited to open our doors and welcome neighbors and friends as we would into our own home; only with much tastier food and drinks.”
The Drink at Goat Hollow
- 20 draft lines will pour Belgian specialties and local crafts
- Two casks will also be on tap
- Classic and signature coctails make up the drink menu
- Signature drinks are made with house-infused liquors and syrups such as:
- Goat’s Tail, bourbon, lime juice, allspice syrup and whiskey barrel-aged bitters
- Mt. Pleasant Manhattan, rye, Antica vermouth and whiskey barrel-aged bitters
- Germantown Juice, raspberry, orange, lemon, pear and vanilla vodkas, orange liqueur and lime juice.
- Beers range in price from $4 to $12 and cocktails are $9.
Goat Hollow Hours
Open seven days a week 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.