Updated menu at Revolution in Charlotte
I went to trivia at Revolution last night and they have an updated menu (and they deliver in NoDa now!). I was flying solo, so all I can speak firsthand to right now is what I had - the calamari. It was great, very tender, not rubbery at all and the breading was exactly as it should be - slightly salted/spiced and very light. It came served with peppadew pepper and lemon zest slivers with a soffritto sauce. The portion was kind of small but would make a decent appetizer for a party of two (or a good main for my party of one).
Some of the other menu items that caught my eye: Braised grateful growers pork belly and collards with a potato/truffle puree and candied shallots (I MUST try this!), a house ground lamb burger with tsasiki and arugula, house ground italian sausage as a pizza topping option, two pastas - mushroom fettucini and a shrimp and basil spaghetti, wedge salad with house made blue cheese dressing, and two grilled pizzas - a margharitta pie and a sweet and savory pie (date marmalade, gorgonzola dolce, onion, arugula topped with a viniagrette). I'm sure there are other menu items I missed, I just scribbled them down as fast as I could.
At this point I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to make Revolution a line item on my budget.
I finally made it to Revolution Pizza today to check out the pizza and salad buffet. It was pretty weak. Now to be fair, I would never compare a pizza buffet to getting a pizza straight out of the oven but still, the pies were pretty uninspired. I tried 4 different offerings (I know, I know...I was a hungry gray pig) and none really stood out. The plain cheese was probably the best -- that one did come straight out of the oven and the crust was chewy but with no char. It was a tad sweet even. The salad was a big bowl of greens with a few tomatoes and onions thrown in. The cost is $7.50 for all you can eat.
Yum, the pork belly and the lamb burger sound delicious! I'm skeptically curious about the sweet & savory pie - too much sweet and it could kill it for me. The grilled pizzas sound good also.
I am SO over the peppadew fad though, I have to say. I ordered them on my last Revolution pizza and they put on way too many (I know, better than too little) but the sweetness from the syrup they are packed in overwhelmed it for me. Now, the thought of peppadews makes me gag.