Cocktails & Spirits

Batch Gastropub Opens: We Get a First Bite

After years of envisioning an authentic gastropub in Miami, partners Kevin Danilo and Jerry Flynn have opened Batch Gastropub in Brickell.

The duo has been planning this venture for a half-decade and working on the space for nearly a year, building bars from scratch, installing a wood-burning oven, and enlisting the help of Michael Reidt to create the menu along with chefs Adrian Talavera and Pablo Zitzmann.

Speaking of the menu, think bar food with sophisticated twists. Mac 'n' cheese is made with gnocchi and aged Gruyère; pizzas are topped with short rib and pumpkin; and nachos are slathered with duck confit instead of ground beef. In addition to a large selection of beers, there are cocktails on tap -- small-batch margaritas, slings, and Collins, as well as house-made sodas and carbonated cocktails.

Short Order was invited to sample some food and beverage offerings. Here's what we had:

See also: Batch Gastropub Nears Completion; Michael Reidt to Create Menu

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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