A Sandwich a Day: Grilled Cheese with Ham at Revival Market in Houston
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Opened in March 2011, Revival Market has been a very welcome addition to the ever-improving food scene in the mostly residential Heights neighborhood. An appealing specialty market-cum-café featuring local products including heritage breed meats, it has also gained some acclaim for its sandwiches. The familiar-sounding names, such as BLT, Club and Muffaletta, don't do much justice to these thoughtfully made-to-order creations comprised of superb ingredients.
The Grilled Cheese with the addition of ham ($12.50) consists of Texas-produced Colby cheese, thin slices of house-made ham and caramelized onions in between two pieces of a seeded sourdough bread from the top-notch Slough Dough Bakery. The mild Colby melts easily and arrives in a nearly molten state. The caramelized onions add a pleasant sweetness and depth of flavor that pairs well with both the cheese and the tastier-than-usual ham. More than the sum of the parts, it is delicious, even tasting somewhat "like a French onion soup," as the staffer behind the counter opined.
About the author: Mike Riccetti is a Houston-based food writer, Zagat editor and author of Houston Dining on the Cheap. He writes frequently about restaurants, food and drink, and occasionally less important topics. Some of his previous stuff is posted at MikeRiccetti.com.