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Sneak Peek: Small Batch

December 18th 05:12pm, 2013

Vegetarian cuisine paired with whiskey. That’s the concept restaurateur Dave Bailey is bringing to Midtown Alley with his soon-to-open Small Batch at 3001 Locust St., in Midtown Alley.





{A view of the bar and main dining area at Small Batch}

Bailey has transformed a former Model T sales floor into a sleek space that features a 25-seat bar and mezzanine. While design elements like ironwork, high ceilings and large glass windows may seem cold, they work together to achieve an inviting, stay-awhile vibe.


121813_SmallBatch05_blog{A view of the 30-seat dining area in the L-shaped mezzanine at Small Batch.}

Small Batch offers a selection of more than 40 bourbons and nearly 60 whiskeys in total. Sample a few by ordering a flight, or check out the 11-drink cocktail menu, which features whiskey-centric drinks such as Bourbon No. 2.



{Bourbon No. 2 is a tweak on a Manhattan that features bourbon, vermouth, Campari and rose liqueur.}


The all-vegetarian menu at Small Batch is divided into small ($4 to $10) and large plates ($9 to $14), and is rounded out with a selection of salads and desserts. Small fare offerings feature familiar items such as hummus, tartine and pickled eggs that are prepared using a melting pot of global flavors.



121813_SmallBatch09_blog{A sample of pho, featuring a mushroom-shallot wonton, swimming in lemongrass broth with scallions and ginger.}


Italian fare dominates the large plates offered at Small Batch. Menu items include: brown butter gnocchi, cannelloni, fettuccine pomodoro, ravioli, spaghetti carbonara, papperdelle, linguine and pizza. All pasta is made in-house.

The dessert selection includes house-made vegan ice cream, a warm lemon-ricotta tart with fig and ginger jam or a Baileys chocolate brownie.

Small Batch will open in the coming days. A tweet from @SmallBatchSTL will provide details regarding exactly what day doors unlock.

For an indepth look at what’s in store at Small Batch, go to our Facebook page.





By Ligaya Figueras

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One Response to “Sneak Peek: Small Batch”

  1. veggie Says:
    December 20th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    :( Pasta is not a healthy or balanced vegetarian meal. We need protein just like meat eaters!

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