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Angry Goat – Review II

Angry Goat – Review II

I’ve been going through my top ten list, and ensuring that everyone is still churning out top ten worthy plates. I was going to start a series called “Kill Your Darlings” but my impressions were generally correct about most of the plates I tried.

With all of this in mind, I decided to return to the Angry Goat. Now I should mention (once again) that I am a bit biased. The goat is probably my favorite drinking spot in Rochester. With that said, I tried to remain objective about the food I received. For 15.39 you can get their “Goat Plate”, let’s discuss:

HEALTH INSPECTION NOTES:

Based on a re-inspection dated September 3, 2020, they had no violations and I would feel comfortable eating here again.

Meat (Cheeseburgers): 4

The burgers here are enjoyable, but you can tell from the photos that they were overcooked. If not for this; these could easily be a five for me.

Meat Sauce: 4

The meat sauce here is quite good, but a bit milder than what I generally prefer. I’ll also mention that two cups is not enough meat hot for me. I’d prefer an additional cup going forward.

Potato Side (Home fries): 5

They changed the fries. That said, the fries were seasoned with garlic parmesan which tasted great. I prefer the old fries, but I understand why they made the switch.

Mac Salad: 4

The mac salad is good, and has large chunks of celery. It isn’t mind blowing, but it is above average.

Bread: N/A

I did not receive bread with my order.

Portion Control/Composition:  4

The chevre is such a unique twist on the plate; and thus far I haven’t seen anybody else doing it. That said, there could have been more meat sauce and the burgers were a bit overcooked and tough. To put it succinctly; the plate lacked synergy.

Overall Score: 4.2

A lot has changed since my 2017 review.

The pros:

  • The aren’t using those awful cardboard containers anymore.
  • The Chevre is still awesome.
  • The price point hasn’t really adjusted in the same way that other places has (it was 15.11 for this same plate back in 2017).

The Cons:

  • They no longer give you bread with your order.
  • They’ve changed the fries, and they no longer taste like they’re made in house.
  • The burgers were a bit overcooked.
  • Not enough meat sauce.
  • General lack of synergy.

It’s a bit disappointing to see the decline in quality/ingredients, but these are different times and I recognize that everybody is struggling. That said, this is still an outstanding plate; and one that you should check out if you’re hungry and want to try something different.



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