The Feed first look: Marietta

Craig Samuel and Ben Grossman—the comfort-food boosters behind Peaches and Smoke Joint—open a Southern-fried restaurant in Clinton Hill.

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  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Pork shank at Marietta

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Peas, morels and ham broth at Marietta

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Chickory salad with brisket at Marietta

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    Whole-roasted porgy at Marietta

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    Eight-hour oxtail at Marietta

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    Marietta

Photograph: Jessica Lin

Pork shank at Marietta


Craig Samuel and Ben Grossman (Peaches, the Smoke Joint) preach the comfort-food gospel at this Clinton Hill hideaway. In the farmhouse-inspired dining room—outfitted with rural touches like vintage radios, cast-iron chicken figurines and blue wainscoting—wooden tables are set with dishes that span the South. Gold skillet rice with thyme-roasted tomatoes tip a hat to Charleston, SC; country ham with benne butter reps Finchville, KY; and their “extra-fancy” fried chicken—the house specialty—follows Memphis tradition, seasoned with lemon, a honey brine and secret-recipe hot sauce. In the brick-laden barroom, grab a stool at the copper-trimmed bar for cocktails that skew below the Mason-Dixon Line: A classic mint julep swaps out bourbon for sloe gin, while Kentucky’s Bulleit meets Belle de Brillet and Gran Classico in the Marietta. 285 Grand Ave between Clifton Pl and Lafayette Ave, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn (718-638-9500)

STARTERS
FRIED GREEN TOMATOES: Charred Vidalia, Marietta’ s Comeback Sauce, $9
CHICKORY SALAD Cured Brisket “Bacon”, Vidalia Onion, Cider, $9
WATERCRESS AND ENDIVE SALAD Salt Cod Vinaigrette, Smoked Roe, $8
ABBYVILLE STYLE SPRING SALAD New Potatoes, Vidalia, Early Beans, $8
BBQ LONG ISLAND DUCKLING Crunchy Corn “Tots”, Arugula, Mission Figs, $12

SMOKED AND CURED
TENNESSEE BROWN JAM Smoked Pork Shoulder, Crushed Pepper, $6
PORK CHEEK TERRINE Honey and Three Mustards, $6
CHICKEN AND DUCK LIVER MOUSSE Local Fig Jam, $8
FINCHVILLE COUNTRY HAM    Three Peppers, Benne Butter $7

MAINS
EIGHT HOUR OXTAILS Whipped Spring Peas, Horseradish, Mint, $15
MARIETTA PORK SHANK Butterbean Hummus, Sage Gremolata, $15
CRISPY FRIED WHITING Red Cabbage Vinegar Slaw, Comeback Sauce, $13
WHOLE ROASTED SHEEPSHEAD PORGY Cooked “Angry”, Hot Peppers, Sweet Cider Vinegar, $16
EXTRA FANCY MEMPHIS FRIED CHICKEN Lemon – Honey Brine Marietta “Hotta” Sauce, $13

SANDWICHES
MARIETTA BURGER Smoked Short Rib-Sirloin Blend, $7
Double Up (2 Patties) +4 Chicken and Duck Liver Mousse +3 House Cured Pork Cheek +2 American Cheese +0
FISH SANDWICH Whiting, Slaw and Comeback Sauce, $7
HOUSE SMOKED SAUSAGE Green Tomato Chow Chow, $7

SIDES
EARLY PEAS AND HAM BROTH Spring English Peas, Morels, $5
LOADED ANSON MILLS GRITS Aged Gouda & 2X Smoked Bacon, Scallion $4/$6
CHARLESTON GOLD SKILLET RICE Thyme Roasted Tomatoes, $5
WHIPPED POTATOES Scallion Butter, $4
BITTER GREENS Duck “Gras” Glaze. $6
ASPARAGUS “QUICK GRILL” Black Olive and Anchovy, $6

DESSERT

BUTTERSCOTCH PUDDING Greek Yogurt, Shaved Chocolate, $6
HONEY-JACK ‘ DRUNK TOAST’ Salted Caramel Peanut Brittle, $7
BLUEMARBLE ICE CREAM Ice Cream and Extras – Hit it With a Shot for +2, $6
RED EYE PUDDIN’ Whipped Cream, $6


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