As they say, big things come in small packages. Such is the case for five U.S. restaurants that were recently touted in Food & Wine magazine's article, "Why You Should Try One of These Awesome, Exclusive, Super-Tiny Restaurants."
The list spans from LA to NYC, and it comes as no surprise that the soon-to-open Dallas version of Revolver Taco Lounge makes the elite list.
The 20-seat restaurant is slated to open January 2016 in Deep Ellum, after earning raves in Fort Worth as one of Texas Monthly's tacos "you must eat before you die." Owners Regino and Sandra Rojas are relocating their popular Michoacan kitchen from West Seventh Street in Fort Worth to bustling Deep Ellum after the taqueria's lease expires at the end of 2015.
One of the many benefits of tiny restaurants is the level of intimacy patrons feel in the space and with the staff, elevating the entire tasting experience. Instead of getting lost in the shuffle and feeling like just another guest, tiny restaurants make dining personal and create a greater connection between people and their food. They also inevitably bring the kitchen to the forefront, allowing for maximum interaction and engagement.
One other Texas restaurant made Food & Wine’s list: the soon-to-open, 12-seat Otoko in Austin. The magazine’s other “super-tiny” restaurants to try include the 10-seat Le Comptoir in Los Angeles; Graffiti in New York; and FarmTable Kitchen at Locale Market in St. Petersburg, Florida.