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TABLE TALK • LUCY WHITMARSH

Reveling in Revel New Silver City restaurant offers new tastes

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evel, a new restaurant in downtown Silver City, opened in February. General Manager Kelsey Patterson and chefs Brian Patterson and Jesse Westenberger are the innovative and enterprising restaurant owners who hope to fill a need in the community for a made-from-scratch, fast-casual restaurant. The menus will change with the seasons and be locally sourced whenever possible to support the local economy. The style of cooking developed by the chefs is elevated comfort food — grandma’s signature dish with a twist. Food can be very serious; the owners of Revel want to be innovative and fun. They encourage the guests to “play with your food,” exactly opposite of what our parents told us. “The tag line ‘play with your food’ is meant to encourage both the guests and the staff to have fun with the food and not take it too seriously,” Brian Patterson said. Revel has an open kitchen and if you sit at the “bar” (the beer and wine license is pending) you can watch your food being prepared and see for yourself how much the chefs enjoy their work. When asked what her favorite

Carolyn Moore bakes the essentials at Revel at 304 N. Bullard St. in Silver City.

menu item is, Kelsey Patterson decided that it is the stuffed chiles but she also especially likes the wilted greens salad that includes almonds and raisins. Patterson’s background is in theater and you can see her theatrical touch in some of the additions to the restaurant dining room such as the velvet curtain at the entrance. That and the addition of acoustical paneling has helped

to create an intimate and quiet ambience. Brian Patterson grew up around cooking. His family owned restaurants. He learned how to bake and he and his father sold bread at the local Farmers Market in Minneapolis. He was also active in 4-H and the food education component of the program. Though not formally trained as a chef, he has been working in restaurant kitchens for the past 20 years. Jesse Westenberger did attend culinary school and brings the skills he learned to the partnership. The three owners all moved from Minneapolis to open the restaurant in downtown Silver City, drawn by its energy and vitality. They were also attracted to the area’s beautiful landscape and proximity to the Gila National Forest and its nearby recreational opportunities.

One of the owners, Jesse Westenberger, at the new Silver City restaurant, Revel, serves as chef there as does fellow owner Brian Patterson.

Columbus Animal Rescue

Rescued, Abandoned and Abused Animals need loving homes. All are spayed or neutered and have current vaccinations.

Sprout and Elf need loving indoor homes. Both are boys, love each other, and are well behaved. Sprout is four months old, still a little afraid of people but does better every day. Elf is four years old, affectionate and has a great personality.

Revel “play with your food” Where: 304 North Bullard St., Silver City, NM 88061 Info: 575-3884920; www. eatdrinkRevel. com (menus, reservations and more)

Hours: Weekdays Lunch — 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. “Linner” (select lunch items available) 3 – 4 p.m. Dinner 4 – 9 p.m. Closed Wednesdays Weekends Brunch 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. “Linner” (select lunch items available) 3 – 5 p.m. Dinner 5 – 9 p.m.

Call Pat at 575-649-7644

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Accepting New Patients! Same day appointments available.

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1600 East 32nd Street 1380 Highway180 East

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(575) 538-2981 silverhealthcare.org

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