Surely you’ve heard about Revel, the new street-food little sibling to the madly esteemed Korean-Continental fusion parlor Joule on 45th in Wallingford. Everyone’s loving chefs/owners/married couple Rachel Yang’s and Seif Chirchi’s playful riffs on the street foods of Asia, from 5-spice duck meatball noodle to short rib dumplings.
Now you can love them weekend days besides, from 10am to 2pm, for $15 and under. Choose from exotics like bittersweet chocolate, kumquat, and orange syrup pancakes to Kabocha, rum raisin, and brown sugar porridge; short rib burgers to shrimp egg foo young with Thai basil.
Here as in Joule standard culinary boundaries are crossed, pushed, and cheerfully ignored, as Yang and Chirchi worship at the altar of what tastes the most vivid, even thrilling.
Maybe it’s just us, but we think that’s way better than sleeping in.