The reopening of a neighborhood landmark in Mount Airy

February 21, 2013 3:40:30 AM PST
Take a neighborhood bar whose owners aged out of the business. Stir in two veterans of the Center City restaurant scene, and add a chef who knows what a bar crowd wants to eat. That's the recipe at just-reopened Goat Hollow on Mount Pleasant Avenue in Mount Airy.

It's just far enough off Lincoln drive to be out of sight, except to neighborhood residents. The owners targeted them from day one. And residents have responded.

Neil Campbell and Andy Shahan own Race Street Cafe in Center City. It's a neighborhood place, but in a different neighborhood.

Some of the downtown concepts work, but everything's been adjusted to fit Mount Airy's own mix of residents. First a beer-friendly bar, with a long row of taps and a constantly-changing selection of brews.

It's standard enough to please the everyday beer drinker but creative enough to offer the beer aficionado an adventure.

Chef Adam Glickman was hired from Center City's Monk's Cafe, another legendary place that respects what beer drinkers want.

Glickman built a menu that starts with the obligatory burger and fries, adds in a series of mussel dishes, and offers flexibility special-needs diners will appreciate.

Just about anything on the menu converts easily to a gluten-free selection. Right now, Goat Hollow is open every day for lunch and dinner.

Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays is planned soon.

The address is 300 W. Mount Pleasant Avenue, literally around the corner from Lincoln Drive. You can find them online at You may also phone them at 267-428-5672.