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- story by Lisa Monti, photos courtesy David Dickensauge
Chef David Dickensauge is bringing something unique to Bay St. Louis that’s sure to please folks who care about fresh, sustainable, healthy food. The bad news is, you’re going to have to wait three months. But the chef says it’s going to be worth it.
The Ugly Carrot will be a combination of artisan juice bar and produce market that will open in August on the second floor of Century Hall (112 Second St.) Think of it as a mini Whole Foods, with food to go and with the emphasis on those juices.
“We will have 12 to 15 artisan juices made from locally sustainable fruits and vegetables,” Dickensauge said. Four kinds of Kombucha, a fermented tea drink, will be on the menu.
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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.
“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.”