After discovering Revival Market in Houston, we look for reasons to head east as often as we can, ice chest ready to be filled with custom cuts of pastured meats, house-cured charcuterie, hard-to-find heirloom pantry items, store-made sauces and condiments, and prepared specialty items. The Heights is a historic neighborhood north of Houston’s sprawling downtown; with shady streets emanating from a grand boulevard and blocks of charming craftsman homes, it’s ground zero in Houston’s burgeoning local food scene. Revival Market is its beating heart, a true neighborhood market, butcher shop, café and coffee bar. Heritage hog farmer Morgan Weber and chef Ryan Pera dreamed up the original concept several years back, and in addition to a Fall Dinner series kicking off today, we’ve heard whispers of a new culinary venture in the works — Coltivare, a new neighborhood joint just down the street from Revival. In the meantime, we caught up with Morgan to hear where the partners get culinary inspiration and their favorite picks from store shelves.
*photography by Thomas Winslow