Duck Duck Goat, Stephanie Izard’s hyper-popular Chinese restaurant, is spreading its wings on Wednesday morning. That’s when Izard will be on hand for the opening of Duck Duck Goat’s carryout window, named Duck Duck Ta'Go. The food from the menu is made in a separate kitchen and the street-style items are different from what’s available in the main dining room.
The Tribune spoke with the celebrity chef, who —along with Boka Restaurant Group— is behind Duck Duck Goat and West Loop fave The Girl & the Goat. Izard said the window will serve Chinese market offerings, which could draw comparisons to what The Bakery at Fat Rice offers in Logan Square. Also expect Taiwanese noodles, scallion pancakes and house-made buns, among other items, including a rotating dumpling selection each day. A full menu wasn’t immediately available, but reps say they’ll share one later today. Check back this afternoon.
The window’s been in the works since before the restaurant opened in March. Izard said she’ll be on hand on Wednesday to finally christen it, to give away food to those in line, and she's promising games. It’s not the only window like this in the area, as two streets down, Bar Siena and fellow Top Chef alum Fabio Viviani sling desserts at his window called the BomboBar.
The street-style food isn’t meant to substitute for those who can’t score a reservation at Duck Duck Goat, but at least it will give eager fans something to chew on as they refresh their browsers. The group put together a video of the announcement, which can be seen below.
Duck Duck Goat Takeout Window, 857 W. Fulton Market, open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, hours will eventually extend late night.
Duck Duck ta Go! from Stephanie Izard on Vimeo.