Hanger Steak with smashed and fried potatoes and creamed collards at Chicken and the Egg in Marietta. "(Chef Marc) Taft cooks with real care; when he finds a stronger vein of passion, this Chicken will be worth crossing the road and the city for." Two stars.
Photo: Becky Stein
Photo: Becky Stein

Chicken and the Egg closes in Marietta

A Marietta restaurant has closed its doors after nearly a decade.

Chicken and the Egg closed earlier this week at 800 Whitlock Ave., Tomorrow’s News Today reports. 

The restaurant, which opened in 2011, is the latest restaurant closure for chef and restaurateur Marc Taft, who shuttered his Brine Seafood Shack at Avalon in Alpharetta earlier this year as part of a chapter 7 bankruptcy filing. That followed after the December 2018 closure of its sister restaurant, Feed Fried Chicken and Such, at The Battery at SunTrust Park.

Taft told Tomorrow’s News Today that several of his planned projects, including new restaurants at the Halcyon development in Forsyth County, are no longer moving forward. 

Photo: Rachel Taylor/Atlanta Restaurant Scene

Chicken and the Egg specialized in “modern farmstead fare,” Taft told the AJC in 2012. Former AJC food critic John Kessler sang the praises of the restaurant’s pastry selection in a 2011 review, writing, “if a little more of this dynamism can find its way to the savory menus and energize the dishes that seem like placeholders, the Chicken and the Egg will deserve a higher spot in the pecking order of Southern farm-to-table restaurants. Taft cooks with real care; when he finds a stronger vein of passion, this Chicken will be worth crossing the road and the city for.

The AJC has reached out to Taft for more details. 

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