New Goat Hollow restaurant to open next week

After a year-long renovation project, Goat Hollow restaurant in Mount Airy is ready to open. The Mt. Pleasant Avenue eatery will start serving the community on Jan. 21.

“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,” Neil Campbell, a co-owner, said in a statement sent out Thursday.

The restaurant will be open seven days a week, serving lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. For the neighborhood night-owls, a late-night menu will also be served from 11 p.m. until 1 p.m. Goat Hollow also plans to offer a weekend brunch shortly after opening.

Chef Adam Glickman, a former Mount Airy resident, has created a menu featuring American brasserie-style cuisine.

Dishes range in price from $5 for starters and salads to $24 entrees. Some of the menu offerings include starters, such as Potted Terrine of Wild Boar and Braised Veal Cheeks, burgers like the Carpenter with drunken mushrooms and gruyere cheese, and entrees like Beef Carbonnade and Striped Bass en Papillote.

Perhaps inspired from his tenure at Monk’s Cafe, Glickman’s menu also features Moules et Frites – or mussels and fries – with four of the five different selections named for well-known Mount Airy streets, such as the Sedgwick and Durham.

Craft beers are a big part of the menu with 20 on draft, two rotating cask beers nearly 30 bottle offerings. Beers range in price from $4 to $12. Wine and cocktails will also be available.

‘ For the locals, by the locals’

The Goat Hollow property has been vacant since 2008.

Between the years 1987 and 2004, the property was the home of the original Goat Hollow Tavern. The tavern was such a local favorite, that Campbell and business partner Andy Shahan decided to resurrect the name.

From 2005 to 2008, the tavern existed under the name Angie Brown’s.

Campbell and Shahan enlisted several local businesses to rehabilitate the 100-seat restaurant.

Metcalfe Architecture and Design, Fillippi Bros., Inc., Design Nehez and Philadelphia Salvage all had a hand in the extensive renovations and redesign.

The building’s original stone exterior has been restored and enhanced with reclaimed lumber. Inside, reclaimed wood was used for the restaurant’s flooring, tabletops, stairs and bar.

Goat Hollow’s second floor will offer additional seating as well as an intimate space for hosting private parties and taking in live music, which is set to begin shortly after opening.

An outdoor terrace space will open in the warmer months.

“This place is being brought back to life for the locals, by the locals,” said Shahan.

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