Food & Chefs: Breaking Chews! FEED Fried Chicken and Such

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Published by: David Danzig on Thursday October 5th, 2017

David Danzig


Baseball season has come to an end but the activity around stadium is just getting started with new retail and restaurants still opening each month.

The latest to step up to the plate—pun intended—is Chef Mark Taft’s FEED Fried Chicken and Such, a rural south-themed quick-serve restaurant who’s raison d'être is—you guessed it—the chicken.   And while it's fully foul, it's also a home run...get it? (OK, that was pretty bad, I'll admit it).  Taft has been quietly building a mini-empire, launching the popular Chicken and the Egg in Marietta a couple of years ago and more recently, Brine Seafood Shack up at Avalon in Alpharetta.

Breaking Chews!  FEED Fried Chicken and SuchBreaking Chews!  FEED Fried Chicken and Such

The formula for FEED is pretty simple:  come into the space with a massive mural of a barn with See Rock City painted on the side, bright red corrugated steel and silver chain-link fences and order up at the counter.  Then pick a table and wait for poultry bounty of Springer Mountain Farms birds to be delivered. 

Breaking Chews!  FEED Fried Chicken and SuchBreaking Chews!  FEED Fried Chicken and Such

Fried chicken in buckets, fried chicken tenders, grilled chicken breast sandwiches, spicy chicken, mild chicken, chicken livers, chicken nachos and more.  The “and such” includes fried pickles, mac-n-cheese, crinkle fries, braised greens and a velvety banana pudding for dessert.  The inside bar also opens up to outside passersby serving take-out beer, wine, cocktails and “adult slushies” if you are carousing in the Battery or wistfully awaiting Opening Day 2018. 

Breaking Chews!  FEED Fried Chicken and Such

Taft has been busy indeed with three more restaurants on deck coming to a new mega-development coming to Forsyth:  another FEED, as well as another Southern cooking concept called CO-OP Community Table and Bar and an unnamed burger restaurant all scheduled for spring of 2018.  But in the meantime you can get fed wonderfully at FEED.

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