A few blogs have been buzzing about a new restaurant that is set to open in Downtown Durham called Revolution. According to Bull City Rising, they're shooting for an opening the second week of October. The owner, Jim Anile, was formerly chef at Il Palio. I'm wondering if anyone here knows his cooking, and has any idea how high to set expectations. I've eaten at Il Palio 3 times: once was quite good, the other times were pretty bad. However, they've gone through a number of chefs, and I don't really know who was heading up the kitchen the various times I've eaten there.
The reason I'm intrigued is that the menu looks really interesting. You can find it at this website:
To say that it looks eclectic is an understatement. It could either be a chaotic mess, or it could be brilliant and exciting. It'll just depend on how well the dishes are executed, and I think on the service to help you figure out how you want to put your dinner together. There are several different categories of dishes to choose from on the menu, including Chilled/Raw, Small, Big, and Second Mortgage. I hope the final category doesn't turn out to be an unfortunate irony in these uncertain economic times.