Based on a single, first visit at a packed “soft opening” yesterday night, Joule’s new sibling restaurant, Revel, seems like a good addition to the growing number of places to get small plates of casual food to accompany cocktails, wine and beer. The menu has 3 salads ranging from $7 to $9, 3 pancakes ranging from $7 to $10, 3 dumplings ranging from $8 to $9, 3 rice dishes ranging from $12 to $14, 2 noodle dishes at $14 and $15, and 3 ice cream sandwiches at $5. They reflect the Korean-inflected approach of Joule, but with simpler more casual preparations. I liked most of the dishes, with the exception of the five-spiced duck balls and noodles, the sweetness of which was to monotone for my taste. I’ll be interested to go back when I don’t have to fight the hoardes of folks trying to scarf up on free food. Despite the crush of people and the strain on the kitchen to keep the food coming, the food was carefully prepared and overall was very tasty. Revel is located at 403 N. 36th St., near the southeast corner of 36th and Phinney. The official opening is tonight.