Revival Market, a hybrid locally-sourced grocer, butcher shop, coffee shop and restaurant, has taken the burgeoning interest in local and organic food in Houston and brought it to a logical and truly exciting conclusion — a 21st-century version of a classic neighborhood market. Revival wows with a mix of clean lines and rustic touches, including pine paneling reclaimed from a former Heights home and stunning bouquets of cotton atop some of the counters.
While its original mission as a grocery store remains (the meat case still rates as one of the best in Houston), co-owners Ryan Pera and Morgan Weber have rebranded Revival as more of a restaurant that they bill as a "Gulf Coast preservation kitchen." At lunch, choose from a revolving menu of sandwiches that range from andouille banh mi to a Market BLT and a smoked mangalitsa hot dog. At dinner, look for expertly prepared salads as well as mains that utilize locally raised proteins, and, of course, the restaurant's signature charcuterie. Weekend breakfast specials are always a hit; keep an eye out for the kolaches.