#74: "Burger" at Small Batch Whiskey & Fare

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Small Batch Whiskey & Fare's vegetarian burger. | Caroline Yoo

Sometimes, I just have to have a big, greasy burger -- one that covered in gooey cheese, tangy sauce and served on a soft buttery bun with crispy lettuce, red onions and some juicy tomatoes.

I never expected I'd find one to satisfy this craving at a vegetarian restaurant.

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Small Batch Whiskey & Fare (3001 Locust Street; 314-380-2040), the latest feather in restaurateur Dave Bailey's cap, aims to make vegetarian food accessible to herbivores and meat-eaters alike. One way it attracts the carnivorous set is with its burger. In place of meat, the star of the sandwich is a deep-fried, sweet-corn fritter. The patty provides the grease, the black-bean salsa adds texture, and a dollop of creamy guacamole gives the burger its richness. The chef tops the burger with a traditional lettuce-tomato-onion garnish and some salty Chihuahua cheese, then slathers it with Bailey's "rooster sauce," a spicy mayonnaise.

Paired with a stiff whiskey cocktail, it's a meal fit for a cruelty-free cowboy.

Previously:
#75: Smoked Salami Sandwich at Adam's Smokehouse
#76: Gyro on Pita at Olympia Kebob House & Taverna
#77: The Johnny Cake at TreeHouse
#78: A Classic Glazed Doughnut from Pharoah's Donuts
#79: Skordalia at the Purple Martin
#80: Beef Brisket Birria Taco Taco at Mission Taco Joint
#81: Cappuccino from Sump Coffee
#82: The Salted Caramel Croissant at Pint Size Bakery
#83: Gnocchi at the Good Pie
#84: Truffled Tater Tots at Blood & Sand
#85: Marinated Feta Cheese at Evangeline's Bistro and Music House
#86: Chorizo and Egg Sope at Spare No Rib
#87: Duck Burger at Planter's House
#88: WildSmoke's Smoked Chicken Wings
#89: The Duck Prosciutto Flatbread at Bella Vino
#90: The "Dam Burger" at the Dam
#91: The "Hog Mess" at Blind Tiger
#92: Khao Soi at Fork & Stix
#93: The "Smokehouse Club" Sandwich at Bud's Smokehouse
#94: Cafe Natasha's Yogurt Dip

#95: Macarons at La Patisserie Chouquette
#96: The Libertine's Fried Chicken
#97: Pork Belly at Element
#98: M'Lwee at Baida
#99: Breadbasket at Juniper
#100: Bucatini All'Amatriciana at Pastaria

Follow Cheryl Baehr on Twitter at @CherylABaehr. E-mail the author at Cheryl.Baehr@RiverfrontTimes.com.





Location Info

Small Batch Whiskey & Fare

3001 Locust St, St. Louis, MO

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