Dionne Christian—who also owns The Teahouse—opened Revolution Bakery to put a gluten-free spin on desserts and baked goods such as bundt cakes, whoopee pies, and focaccia. Within the shop tucked in Santa Fe’s Railyard district, bakers work ensure no gluten-averse tongue goes without treats, fashioning peanut-butter-swirl brownies, mint-lavender cookies, and five flavors of bundt cake, including maple and chai. Not to be outdone by its sweet compatriots, savory fare, including artisan challah loaves, begs to be taken home like a snowman on a tropical vacation.
Pizzeria Espiritu's founding chef Tom Berkes formulated his pizza dough recipe around Santa Fe's unique altitude, tweaking each thin crust and thick crust pie to cook just right. In addition to specialty pies and calzones brimming with fresh toppings, Pizzeria Espiritu plates old world favorites including pastas drenched in cream sauce and oven-baked salmon. At lunchtime, sandwiches and individually sized pies make for more satisfying midday meals than anything you could find under your car seat.
Pranzo's kitchen staff tosses, sautes, and grills authentic Italian fare for lunch, dinner, and late-night meals, often amidst live performances by praised Broadway pianist David Geist. Pasta selections wrap around menus and include spaghetti con polpette di carne, whose meatballs are rolled from grass-fed, daisy-tickled beef and tucked in a marinara-mixed bed of the eponymous noodle ($12.95 for a half order; $18.95 for a full order). Mezzaluna con anatra ($21.95) stuffs house-made red-chili pasta with goat cheese and pine nuts before drizzling it with duck confit and a shallot-truffle cream. After basking under the sun of the roaster, the osso buco d'agnello—a house specialty starring lamb shank ($32.95)—takes a dip in a leisure pool of red-wine reduction with polenta floaties. Chefs also slide eight pizzas in and out of a bicycle-powered oven; pies range from the classic margherita ($12.95) to the mushroom-, artichoke-, and truffle-oil-strewn pizza con funghi ($14.95).