First Bite: Revolution Wines


I checked out Revolution Wines’ attractive new digs at 2831 S Street yesterday (hint: it’s next door to Temple coffeehouse), and moments later found myself enthusiastically gobbling a very delicious “winemaker” sandwich. Composed on a chewy, tangy sourdough baguette lightly brushed with Dijon mustard, the warm sandwich featured just-salty-enough Fra Mani rosemary ham with thin-sliced pears and melted cheddar cheese. It was the perfect snack for a nippy, gray winter afternoon.

Yep, Revolution now serves food – just another reason to stop by and sample the urban winery’s very drinkable, crafted-on-the-premises wines. Lunch menu items are simple – there’s three sandwiches from which to choose (vegetarians: the winery offers a curried tofu salad sandwich) plus a soup of the day; but things start to get interesting after 4pm, when visitors can order from an exciting array of small plates. Items range from the grilled lamb kabobs (served with quinoa and an orange gremolata); to “larb gai style” Thai chicken sliders and a smoky beef brisket chili. Lighter nibbles include a Riverdog Farms bloomsdale spinach salad and a charcuterie/cheese plate.

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