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Chicken and the Egg to open in Marietta and more restaurant news

Chicken and the EggStarting next Monday, August 1, Marietta will have a new neighborhood spot to call their own with the opening of Chicken and the Egg. The restaurant, by Marc Taft, former general manager of Pacci Ristorante, will serve what it calls “American farmstead fare” and will focus on sourcing seasonal local ingredients. Here are excerpts from the press release:

The restaurant’s name represents the cycle of life and the importance of sustainability, as well as the impact humans leave on this planet.

“Food is an integral part of the hospitality that is celebrated in the South, and I want Chicken and the Egg to be a place where guests have a sense of belonging, a place that is comfortable, familiar and takes them back to a simpler time,” says Taft. “We want to become familiar faces to the West Cobb community, and we want our patrons to feel like family.”

The menu at Chicken and the Egg features innovative twists on classic American dishes. The cuisine will incorporate seasonal ingredients from local farms and purveyors as well as sustainable beef, pork, poultry and seafood. Joseph Ramaglia, formerly the executive sous chef at Pacci Ristorante, will serve as the restaurant’s executive chef. He will work alongside Chef/Owner Marc Taft to utilize approachable ingredients that are thoughtfully constructed and highlight what the earth has to offer.

The restaurant will serve weekday lunch, nightly dinner and weekend brunch. Dinner is moderately priced with entrées ranging from $10 to $24. Lunch will be offered beginning the week of August 8 and will be served in a rotating “meat and three” format (with a la carte options as well) to allow for quick service with prices ranging from $7 to $12. Brunch will be served family style with two options – breakfast or brunch – and bottomless mimosas and a Bloody Mary Bar will be offered along with a la carte menu items at the bar. Those with a fondness of sweets will enjoy desserts created by pastry chef Karie Brown, formerly of Canoe and Repast. Chicken and the Egg is a family-friendly establishment and will also offer a children’s menu featuring quality ingredients that will make parent’s happy, while pleasing the palates of even the most finicky child.

The bar will remain open all day and will also serve a limited food menu in between meal times. Chicken and the Egg’s beverage program will feature hand-crafted cocktails, earth-friendly wine selections and artisan beers. Brandon King, formerly of Paces 88, will serve as the restaurant’s mixologist.

10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-11 p.m. Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-11 p.m. Saturdays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. 800 Whitlock Ave., Marietta. 678-388-8813. $-$$$.

In other news:

  • 101 Concepts, owners of Food 101 and Meehan’s Public House restaurants, recently opened Cibo E Beve (pronounced Chee-boh e Bevay) a few doors down from Food 101. The restaurant’s mission is to “celebrate the vibrant food, wine and culture of Italy, while paying respect to the best of seasonal and local agriculture.” Although this restaurant serves Italian fare, this is not your neighborhood pasta chain. Its chef, Linda Harrell, draws upon her experience at Antica Posta and Mangia 101 to bring a modern approach to Italian cuisine. Everything is made from scratch at Cibo e Beve from the pizza dough and pasta to the cannoli for dessert. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sundays-Mondays, 5:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Bar open with pizza and antipasto until midnight Sundays-Mondays and until 2 a.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Lunch hours to be added in the coming weeks. 4969 Roswell Road, Atlanta. 404-250-8988. $$-$$$$.
  • If you’re a fan of Marlow’s Tavern and you live in Cumming, you’re in luck. Marlow’s can now be found at The Avenue Forsyth with the opening of its eighth location. A popular neighborhood tavern, the restaurant is known for its kettle chips loaded with gorgonzola, bacon, tomatoes and scallions. 11:30 a.m.-midnight Sundays-Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays. 410 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming. 770-886-3666. $$.
  • It all started with a food truck. Sweet Auburn BBQ experienced such success with their food truck that they opened a more permanent location inside the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, for which they were named. Their specialties include traditional Southern comfort food and slow-smoked barbecue, all enhanced with their own spin. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 209 Edgewood Ave. S.E., Atlanta. 404-589-9722. $-$$.


  • Canoe is teaming up with SweetWater Brewing Co. and the Upper Chattahoochee RiverKeeper (UCR) to host an end-of-the-summer riverside barbecue prepared by Chef Carvel Grant Gould and the Canoe Team. With your barbecue, enjoy SweetWater beer and live music. A portion of the proceeds will benefit UCR. Purchase advance tickets online. 1-4 p.m. Aug. 13. $25-30.

–by Jenny Turknett, Food & More blog

– Jenny Turknett writes about Southern and Neighborhood Fare for the AJC Dining Team. She also publishes her own blog, Going Low Carb.

6 comments Add your comment


July 26th, 2011
8:04 am

Darn, I thought it was a breakfast place. I see “Egg” in the name and I get all excited.


July 26th, 2011
10:02 am



July 26th, 2011
10:36 am

Thanks for yelling dw. How bout turning off the caps lock?


July 27th, 2011
8:52 am

How bout getting a life CE?


July 28th, 2011
12:04 pm

I have eaten at the new Sweet Auburn BBQ and it is fantastic – favorite is the pork tacos, collards, asian pear slaw and mac ‘n cheese! I have also heard the ribs are “to die for”. Looking forward to attending their Grand Opening Friday night at 7 PM!!!!


August 2nd, 2011
12:37 am

Kudos to Chef Taft and Chicken and the Egg!!! Delicious food, and attentive service!!! Intown dining has finally come to Marietta!! Can’t wait to go back!!