MAR Signs on Exec Chef, Plans for Mid-May Opening

Atlanta Magazine’s Carly Cooper reports today that MAR has signed on Joey Zelinka – most recently of the Sound Table in – as Executive Chef and is planning to open in the old Feast space on E. Howard Ave around the middle of May.

Here’s part of the menu description provided by the article…

Thus far, he’s determined that there will be a lot of wood-roasted proteins with a heavy emphasis on seafood. Zelinka said the proteins will be served a la carte with simple sauces and allow for pairings with sides like corn and beans and rice. He’s planning to serve rib eye, filet, pompano, lobster, pork chops, and scallops, as well as a cold bar with ceviches and oysters. Zelinka will make all tortillas in house including rock shrimp carnitas with a smoked blue corn tortilla and lobster tacos with hard shells dyed black with squid ink. There will also be pork tenderloin tacos and tuna tacos with red chile, plus foie gras empanadas with dough infused with duck fat and smoked swordfish tostadas.

And in case you’re interested, there are also a few interior photos on Atlanta mag’s site.

New “Coastal Mexican” Restaurant Taking Over Old Feast Space

James took this pic of a new restaurant sign hanging in the old Feast space along East Howard Avenue in the Old Decatur neighborhood.  MAR’s website describes the venture thusly…

Coastal Mexican Fare Comes to Decatur.

Wood-roasted Fish. Coastal Tacos.  Tostados.

Ceviche. Aguachile. Sashimi. Carpaccio. Oysters. Lobster + Crab Buckets.

Tequilas. Mojitos.  Micheladas. Margaritas.