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Revival Food Hall

Happy Monday Y’all. I trust everyone had a splendid weekend.  Has anyone had the opportunity to check out the Revival Food Hall yet?  Last week S met me in the Loop afterwork for dinner,  we ended up at Revival Food Hall on Adams and Monroe.  It was hands down the raddest “food court” I’ve ever seen, aside from all the food options, the ambiance and decor (retro mid-century revival) made we want to move right in.  Just check out the distressed mirrored columns and the lights all along the ceilings!

Revival Food Hall Macarons and Lavender

Revival Food Hall describes it’s concept as…

“Operated by Chicago hospitality collective 16” On Center, Revival Food Hall is an all-local dining concept spotlighting the best of Chicago’s acclaimed culinary scene under one roof. The massive, 24,000 square foot venue is located in the heart of The Loop on the ground floor of The National—a 20-story restoration of an historic 1907 Daniel Burnham-designed building. This collaborative project will open summer 2016, and will boast 15 fast-casual stalls featuring many of Chicago’s favorite neighborhood restaurants in a grab-and-go setting, plus a handful of all-new, quick-serve concepts debuting from several acclaimed Chicago chefs.”

Just as I started to say how I was going to commit to brown bagging my lunch to save money, this place opens up.

S and I grabbed some fish tacos and a horchata milkshake from Antique Taco and a Salmon Poke bowl from Aloha Poké Company.  We ended our dinner with a pineapple basil gelato from Black Dog Gelato.

Revival Food Hall Macarons and Lavender

The fish tacos from Antique Taco were perfectly crispy and the cabbage slaw and Sriracha tarter sauce were the perfect accompaniment.  The horchata milkshake was dangerous.  It’s decadent and creamy.  It’s something I could drink everyday… and that would make me super unhealthy, no? (If someone would like to tell me what I want to hear, I’ll buy you a milkshake).

Antique Taco Fish Tacos Macarons and Lavender

Aloha Poké Co. was awesome, S and I really enjoyed having the ability to customize our “big” bowl.  We started with a base of brown rice, then we selected the marinated salmon and finished with the crunch mix.  Check out the menu here.

Aloha Poké Revival Macarons and Lavender

Black Dog Gelato was a last minute decision.  An impulse purchase, you know.. since we had a freaking milkshake already.  But, I was able to talk myself into another dessert, you know, since S and I split the milkshake, so I technically I only had 1/2 a desert.  That logic works, right?  Well, let me tell you, many times my impulse purchases come with a buyers remorse bonus.  This time, there was no remorse what so ever, I would go as far to say this was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my short 30 years.  You know, right below rescuing Scrappy and getting married.

S at Revival Food Hall- Macarons and Lavender

This stud…

Here’s the full list of vendor’s…

Curbside Books & Records

Brown Bag Seafood Co.

Smoque BBQ

The Budlong

Aloha Poké Co.

Harvest Juicery

Antique Taco Chiquito

Black Dog Gelato

Union Squared 

The Fat Shallot

Graze Kitchenette

Furious Spoon

Farmer’s Fridge

Danke

Brown Bag Seafood

Brown Bag Seafood Co.

Aloha Poké Co.

Aloha Poké Co.

Antique Taco

Antique Taco

Graze

Graze Kitchenette

I would love to know what you all think of Revival Food Hall, comment below.

 Until next time,

Love, Lephan

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