Saturday, December 17, 2016
Chef Marc Taft’s FEED - Fried Chicken & Such to Fill Home Plates Near SunTrust Park in 2017
Alabama boy Marc Taft grew up loving the Atlanta Braves on TV and grandma’s juicy fried chicken. Braves fans, drumstick drumroll, please. Taft, chef and restaurateur behind Marietta’s popular Chicken and the Egg, is bringing his signature dish, some Southern sides and a full bar to The Battery Atlanta, the new live-work-play development adjacent to SunTrust Park. FEED – Fried Chicken & Such will debut in March 2017, a month before the Braves’ first pitch in their new park. Buckets of chicken, fried chicken tenders and Nashville hot chicken are on the roster, along with other made-from-scratch Southern favorites like North Carolina catfish, Texas-style country fried steak, meatloaf, braised greens, macaroni and cheese, green beans and fried green tomatoes. Grilled chicken and salads drive home lighter options. Soft serve ice cream, milk shakes, pies and fresh-baked treats are out of the ballpark as desserts. FEED will offer fast counter service on game days as well as a more relaxed dining area for lunch and dinner the rest of the year. Bar beverages can be taken outside restaurant walls thanks to The Battery Atlanta’s open-container policy. FEED, at 900 Battery Avenue, SE, is sure to become a favorite roost on game days and any other day Southern food cravings call.