Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Revolutionary Soup

A bowl of insurrectionist soup is always a pleasure. Now there are two locations to experience the flavor sensations. Located behind Orbitz and next to 7 Day Jr. on 14th Street, the new Revolutionary Soup opened within months of the closing of the previous chinese restaurant. The name of that prior establishment is already lost.

The place prides itself on using homegrown ingredients. These are worked into excellent sandwiches, wraps, and soups. The range of ingredients doesn't make it easy to guess what the sandwiches will taste like, but they all taste good. As a comparison, the Subway next door features sandwiches much blander than anything you could get at Rev Soup. If the food all seems too healthy and organic, it can be washed down with a Yoo-hoo.

To break it down some more: the Roast Beef & Rye Wrap is heavy on the carmelized onions but redeemed by the blue cheese horse radish; the Ham & Brie confirms that any food item with dijon is guaranteed to please. The brie does overpower the sandwich, though. It seems to function better when juxtaposed to sweet things like grapes or dry things like wine.

The soup offerings change often, but this isn't a problem. You can check their daily menu changes online.

If Rev Soup #2 is successul, a wave of DTM/ Corner dual storefronts might ensue. The world would certainly be a better place if the tarot card guy could camp out in front of a Bodo's, or if a Mudhouse or Cafe Cubano were the alternatives to Starbucks on the corner.14th St NW
(434) 979-9988


108 2nd St SW
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 296-7687

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