Revival is an audacious name for any new restaurant, let alone one that's replacing an institution as beloved and influential as King Louie's. The word's connotations are mostly positive, of course. (Don't worry: I don't plan any CPR jokes.) But whether it conjures thoughts of a Cardinals' late-season rally from the middle of the pack to win the pennant or a charismatic preacher saving souls in a crowded tent outside a dusty town, the name raises a curious question: What, exactly, is being revived?
This week I review Revival, the new restaurant in the old King Louie's space. Check back here tomorrow to see what I think.