There are a few things I can’t live without (vodka) and the other is brunch. Most of my restaurant reviews focus on brunch because I think it’s the most important meal of the weekend. What other time are you going to reenact your friend’s drunken dance moves from the night before and kindly remind her that her right shoe is still at BlackBird? No other time. Brunch bonding is the best.
The newest spot in Brickell offering brunch is Batch. I really like the concept of Batch because of their Farm to Table concept and that they accounted every detail before opening this place. Is it strange that I am smitten over the antique industrial fans? Seriously, details matter to me and they really decked this place out. I grabbed my Foodie Betch and we decided to check this place out for a legitimate brunch with mimosas and Mary’s.
On our tab:
Banana Macadamia Nut Pancakes
The pancakes were fluffy and amazing they do a great job with the batter. The one thing missing was the banana – you can’t have banana pancakes without banana. According to sources (aka manager) the bananas were mashed into the batter, but I couldn’t taste them. Without the main ingredient, these were just macadamia nut pancakes. The most delicious part of this dish was the coconut syrup. If they could bottle this and sell it I would buy a case. So good.
Batch Brisket Burger
At 12 am this burger is amazing. Trust me my friends and I have been there after hours to help soak up our martinis and it tastes impeccable. But my Foodie Betch was not impressed during brunch. She said the brisket was good but the overall burger was also pretty greasy. She liked the egg and bacon addition and those were cooked to perfection, but the overall burger needed some tweaking.
Chrorizo & Red Pepper Frittata
The prior weekend I stopped in with a bro pal for their brunch launch weekend. It seemed like they still needed to tweak a few things and I was invited to come back the following weekend. The first thing that caught my attention was the Frittata. Although the idea of the frittata was there… it wasn’t fluffy. The consistency was more of a dense omelet. The presentation was great, but no flavor really stood out from this dish. The Frittata was also greasy which you really wouldn’t expect from this egg dish. Batch could work to perfect this dish and make it a signature item. I wanted to still review this item because it can really be a hit!
The overall brunch experience (both weekends) was average. This was Batch’s second weekend introducing the brunch menu and they still have a few improvements they can make to really make this a happening brunch spot in Brickell. They have a great combination of ingredients and the concept is really unique for the hood. They just need to sit down with testers (yes, we are volunteering) to improve the flavors and truly nail down the recipes. Don’t worry Batch, my betches and I will swing in to have your delicious signature cocktails. And when you’re ready, we will be back to rock mimosas at your brunch because we are really excited you are in the neighborhood.
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