If it wasn't already so awesome to have a new local, Footscray's The Reverence now serves a Mexican menu! We're talking pulled pork tacos, black bean burritos, chimichangas and more. HOT DIGGITY!
The fam behind venerable North Melbourne punk institution The Arthouse have taken up residence at the old Exchange in Napier Street, christening it The Rev. There's live music right throughout the week but since I saw this vid last year -
- I've been hanging for some nearby Mexy goodness. When I saw this video for the first time with a few friends, when the dog thinks of the taco, I swear we all jumped up at once and screamed!
There was more swooning than screaming when this wicked pulled pork number landed on our table, though. Gorgeous silky pork with crunchy cabbage in a proper, fragrant soft corn taco - why didn't we just order 10 of these?! PS: The Rev are seriously vegan friendly, offering a vegan pulled "pork" taco, smoky "chicken" torta, tofu and black bean burrito and loads more.
More street-style goodness, with really smoky corn cobs dressed with mayo, chilli and lime. Delish.
Loved these shoestring fries, really crunchy with seasoned salt and vegan mayo for dipping.
I wasn't totally sold on the corn crust Calabrese pizza - each salami slice had the anchovies and olives surfing on top, making an umami flavour bomb, but I think they'd be better spread out. Mr Baklover thought the crust was really good though, robust and crisp. Really, I think I was just lusting after more tacos. There are vegan and vego pizza options, with gluten-free bases available as well ($2 extra).
Mr B wants to point out that they pour a really good Guinness and have a Roberto Sport foosball table. I love the Coopers and Fat Yak on tap and reading all the graffiti in the toilets.
And evidently everyone loves the courtyard, bliss on a hot summer's eve. The hot tip is Tuesdays, for $3 tacos and $3 Tecates. Now - that noise would be YOU screaming!
28 Napier Street, Footscray
Phone: 9687 2111
Hours: Tues-Thurs 3pm-1am, Fri-Sat noon-1am, Sun noon-11pm (closed Mon)