The wait is finally over—the space that formerly housed Mellow Mushroom in Flagler Village has evolved into Batch New Southern Kitchen. A sister concept to its West Palm locale, this outpost embodies Lauderdale’s youthful, spirited—and now, flavorful—neighborhood. Foodies in need of a midweek pick-me-up or a weekend brunch can take a seat inside the massive 5,000-square-foot interior or move things outside to the patio to enjoy a modern take on Southern scratch cooking. Sample classics ranging from chicken pot pie to the ultimate Mac Attack that becomes more mouthwatering with toppings like 12-hour brisket and pecan-whiskey candied bacon. For brunch, nosh on everything from ooey-gooey s’mores waffles to petite Nashville hot chicken sliders. No matter the time of day, make sure someone at the table orders the signature Chicken ‘n’ Waffles, a sweet tea–brined and fried half chicken paired with savory cheddar cornbread waffles that are oh-so delightful with a touch of chili-thyme honey and bourbon-maple butter. No experience is complete without a few of Batch’s garden-to-glass cocktails and other fun tipples.