Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I love a Revival!

Count me among the many who have been waiting patiently for the doors to open at Revival Market, located on the corner of Heights and 6th (White Oak). Plenty of reasons for the anticipation ... really great sandwiches (why is this such a rarity?!), charcuterie from Ryan Pera, bread from Slow Dough Bakery, prepared sides, spices, jam, fresh dairy and beautiful cheese, fresh/beautiful/local produce and a butcher shop including pork from the insanely good Mangelitsa pig. The cherry on top is retail availability of goods from Rebecca Masson's Fluff Bake Bar including cupcakes (best in town and just $2.50), fluffernutters, gingersnaps (unsung heroes), moon pies, brownies, lemon bars, pies, whole cakes ... seriously ... this is big trouble within about 10 blocks of my home. But I am so excited.
I've already enjoyed the Smoked Turkey Club sandwich with cheddar and turkey skin cracklings on that awesome Slow Dough bread. Can't wait to try the Market BLT and the Andouille Banh Mi. The sandwiches come with a choice of sides - I fell in love with the ginger lime slaw.
So far I'd compare the prices to Whole Foods and I'm so happy to support this effort. I picked up some strawberries this morning that were so juicy, dark red and delicious that I doubt I will ever be able to buy strawberries at the grocery store again. It will be the farmer's market and/or Revival and if that means I only have them when they're in season, that's fine with me. Let's get back to eating that way. Let's enjoy a Revival!


Anonymous said...

I love Revival Market too. To me, it's such a game changer. I don't have to plan my weeks exclusively around the Farmer's Market. Plus, they have freaking charcuterie and a full service butcher. Awesome.

Val and Mani said...

We have been anxiously awaiting this place as well. Can't wait to try it out.

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