Outdoor potlucks were the most popular method of sharing food with friends until the wafting scent of leftovers attracted bears and retired great uncles. Engage in more manageable plate sharing with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Spanish fare, tapas, and drinks at 3 Drunken Goats Restaurant in Montrose.
Named after the Spanish cheese, 3 Drunken Goats' authentic menu, brimming with Spanish tidbits and smooth libations, has garnered mention from notable publications such as LA Weekly and Pasadena Weekly. Diners entice their appetites by sampling a bowl of fresh gazpacho ($5) or the golden beet, hazelnut, arugula, and goat-cheese salad ($9). The eatery's tasty tapas, such as the bacon-wrapped dates with chorizo ($9), fried sweet potatoes ($6), and white-wine-drizzled clams ($12) are perfect for sharing among fellow diners while dressed in felt fedoras to re-create Spain's first Thanksgiving. Satiate hungrier stomachs with a heartier entree, such as the braised short ribs accompanied by smashed potatoes ($14) or a medley of vegetables nestled next to a tender half-chicken ($16).
With its high ceilings and candle-topped wood tables, 3 Drunken Goats' sumptuous atmosphere tugs at guests' pant cuffs, urging them to linger longer and imbibe a potation from the wine list. Quaff the red or white sangria ($7/glass; $30/pitcher), Moritz Spanish beer ($5), or the Spanish rueda verdejo white wine ($12/glass), which finishes as crisp as a freshly ironed granny smith apple.
3 Drunken Goats Restaurant
3 Drunken Goats Restaurant takes its name from cabra al vino, a Spanish cheese soaked in wine for two to three days. It's an apt fit for the eatery, where Spanish wine and sangria pair with a menu rife with Spanish tapas. Savor piquillo peppers filled with idiazabal cheese, scallops wrapped in Spanish ham, and a grilled octopus and chorizo plate praised by LA Weekly.
Other artfully plated items include entrees like grilled salmon with pocha beans and desserts such as churros with chocolate sauce. You might be able to smell your dish being prepared in the open kitchen from 3 Drunken Goats' high-ceilinged dining room, where dark woods surround wine racks and a flat-screen TV broadcasting the latest sports.