Thursday, December 24, 2015
Quit Dashing. Relax Over a Weekend Lunch of Southern Faves at Revival
Need a weekend, midday reprieve from the usual scenery? Comfort food and joy? Revival time. Savor the weekend over a Southern-style lunch at Kevin Gillespie’s Decatur restaurant. Creamy tomato and dill soup or Granny’s soup beans with iron skillet cornbread warm the innards ($7). Salads pile on the sunshine with veggies and fruit -- heirloom farro with charred broccoli, beets, fennel, winter citrus and ginger dressing or local mixed greens with pickled squash, carrots, local goat cheese, pomegranate, and thyme vinaigrette ($10). Hold on to scintillating sandwiches like the “Closed on Sunday” chicken sandwich, griddled meatloaf and aged cheddar, herb roasted mushrooms and provolone melt or toasted deviled ham tea sandwiches ($8-$12). Blue Plate Specials hit home and feature mains of grass-fed beef and pork meatloaf wrapped in bacon, country fried steak with creamy pan gravy, cornmeal fried Carolina catfish and skillet roasted chicken, rounded out with two melt-in-your-mouth sides of your choosing (Revival mac ‘n cheese, roasted local turnips and apples, hickory-smoked greens, sweet young carrots with dill butter or Granny’s pole beans) for $15. Dessert? Awesome chocolate cake, lemon icebox pie and cinnamon baked apple with streusel and vanilla ice cream ($7-$8) garner an “Amen!” every time, even on Saturday. Revival serves lunch Saturday and Sunday beginning at 11 a.m.