Award-winning chef David Dickensauge of C&C's Italian Bistro will open the Ugly Carrot this summer - an artisan juice bar with fresh local produce and meals to go.
- story by Lisa Monti, photos courtesy David Dickensauge
Working with the chef in the new juice bar will be Jeff Jordan, who just stepped down as head football coach at St. Stanislaus. Jordan, who played football at LSU, has experience in strength and conditioning and can help customers with creating healthy eating plans and healthy, tasty juices.
Dickensauge will use his connections with about 15 farmers who sell to C&C Italian Bistro, his sustainable restaurant at 111 Main St., to stock The Ugly Carrot.
Shoppers at the Ugly Carrot will be able to buy eggs, cheese, butter and milk along with fresh produce including tomatoes, lettuce, squash from local farms in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, along with prepared foods. Customers also can preorder items for pick up.
“We’ll have vegan and vegetarian to-go salads and sandwiches made in the restaurant,” he said. Everything will be all plant based, with no meat in sight.
Among the sources will be the highly regarded Covey Rise Farms in Louisiana and renowned The Chef’s Garden. “I’m a big activist for sustainable, local products,” Dickensauge said. “I have to know where my produce is coming from.”
Dickensauge calls The Ugly Carrot “a cool concept” that’s a perfect fit for Old Town Bay St. Louis. “It’s not just a juice bar. It’s the missing niche here.”