Goat Town chef Julie Farias may have done time at Café Boulud and Le Bernardin, but she hasn’t forsaken her Texas roots. To prove it, she’s just launched a sensational Mondays-only Tex-Mex menu, a tribute in part to her family’s San Antonio meat-market-cum-tortilleria. On the ticket: sopa de lima, barbacoa salad, cheese enchiladas, deep-fried “puffy tacos,” and house-smoked goat meat on Texas toast by way of the neighborhood Japanese bakery (pictured). Will picky Texas gastronomes approve? “I’ll be here every Monday!” crowed an ecstatic San Antonio expat on a puffy-taco high the other night.
Smoked goat meat on Texas toast. Photo: Danny Kim