When should one follow the hype? In sports, when an athlete has two solid seasons that include trips to the playoffs and then decides to stay with his former bottom-of-the-barrel team (I'm talking to you, Lebron), then you can hop on the bandwagon. When it comes to the latest fashion trend, check back in a month at your nearest H&M to ensure it hasn't made it to the clearance rack. As far as good food is concerned, if it takes you over a month (say, two) to get a reservation, then you can be very sure it's worth the wait.
Last week I finally get to have a taste of what Girl and the Goat was all about. From the comforts (the chickpeas fritters are a must) to the intriguing (do try the braised beef tongue), the menu is a true experience for your palate. Not to mention it boasts a friendly and very knowledgable staff housed in a laid back eclectic atmosphere-something you can't always find when dining fine.
To conclude, the next time you hear about a great new restaurant in town, listen up. Then call and put your name in. When it comes to good food you don't want to be picking up the scraps.