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Daily Dining News: Food at Revolution Wines Needs Work


Revolution Wines has been a great addition to midtown. In the last couple months, they've moved to a larger venue and started to add more dining options, expanding from offering just small plates to full entrees. Sacramento Bee restaurant critic Blair Anthony Robertson checks in on how their restaurant is doing.

It had been many months since we first tried the bistro, and my recent visits reminded me why we had not stopped in more often – the self-imposed limitations placed on the restaurant tend to impose limitations on the dining experience.

There's not enough there there. Not yet, at least.

The menu is small, and though some of the dishes have a creative flourish or edgy underpinning, the thinking and execution don't go far enough to distinguish the cuisine.

After several meals, as tasty as some of the food may have been I began to wonder if the kitchen did more smoking and pickling than actual cooking over heat.

Revolution is up against some serious competition. The restaurant category in which it finds itself – casual setting, serious food with meals under $20 – is replete with bona fide heavy-hitters such as Juno's Kitchen and Selland's Market-Cafe.

Read the entire story in the Sac Bee.

More News:

Monsoon - So it’s interesting to stumble across a place like Monsoon, located along 16th Street’s well-trafficked, hip restaurant row. This lovely, contemporary spot specializes in traditional Indian food with a modern touch, but it’s hardly a diamond in the rough. Occupying the space last housing Spin Burger Bar and, before that, Bistro 33, Monsoon is striking and tastefully decorated, with intriguing artwork, beautiful light fixtures, industrial steel beams, exposed ductwork and concrete floors. Kira O'Donnell in Sac Mag.

Davis Resident Redefines Popsicles - Everyone loves a pop, especially 30-year-old Davis resident Sarah Stewart. Last year, Stewart started a new popsicle food cart business with three other partners, including her brother, turning fresh, local ingredients into frozen, gourmet desserts. With more than 70 vegan and gluten-free flavors—from the exotic Bangkok Night Market to Dark Chocolate Sea Salt—Pop Nation is redefining the beloved summertime treat. Jennifer K. Morita on Davis Patch.

Hagar eatery ready to rock - With a day to go before Sammy Hagar was set to take the stage at the new Roseville restaurant bearing his name, 238 Vernon St. was a blur of activity Friday morning. One set of workers installed lighting fixtures, another mounted decorative surfboards and guitars to the roof of the bar, general contractor Ron Loder circled the premises with his checklist, elevators were inspected and the kitchen staff marinated ribs. Ed Fletcher in the Sac Bee.

10 Best Sacramento Foodies To Follow On Twitter - Twitter is a goldmine of information for local foodies looking to connect with chefs, food trucks, influential bloggers and Sacramento’s best restaurants. Social media sites, like Twitter, are some of the key ways businesses communicate with their fans and followers in real time. You can follow as many or as few people as you want and find everything from your favorite food truck’s daily location to which hip spots food bloggers are recommending. Featuring Cowtown Eats. On CBS 13.

VIDEO: Papa Dale's Diner - New food truck hits the streets. On Good Day Sac.


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