Proving your mom was right about it causing growth in your stomach if swallowed, Seed's an Asian-influenced modern American eatery opening Wednesday in a white space with a subway-tiled lounge area, a floating trellis-covered outer patio, an arrowhead-shaped bar with white Hershey's Kiss-like lamps, and three gold leaves on the front door that were given when the building was blessed by three monks, because they knew one is a Thelonious number.
Get yourself started with hoisin-sauced crispy pork belly sliders, then move to sandies like spicy tilapia w/ Sriracha & ginger onion marmalade, steaks like the 22oz cowboy rib eye w/ shallot peppercorn sauce, and plates such as Chinese-style braised short ribs, Ashland Farms chicken schnitzel, and Serrano-grilled shrimp, which did not enjoy the inquisition, and will never, ever drink Jobu's rum again.
The GM & bar managers know better than that, as they understand cultish Cuban rituals, and're also certified sommeliers who took 3mos to create a wine program that utilizes Cruvinets for some pours, and in some cases shaves $100 from the average resto bottle cost (e.g. $75 for a usually $180 Silver Oaks Cab), while cocktails break into "Vintage" (Pisco Sour, Sazerac), and "Moderns" kicked-up with liquid nitro or dry ice, like the "Big John's Appleseed" with brandy, house cider, and allspice...best cable box ever!
Chef Doug also has an eight-seat expo table next to his open kitchen, and he chose the awesome beer list himself, which includes four drafts (8.5% ABV St. Feuillien Tripel!), eight international craft bottles, plus 20 domestics like Bell's Expedition Stout, and NY hard cider Original Sin, which everyone's mom knows is swallowing...gum.
Inside this sleek, light-filled Marietta spot, you can dig into creative takes on American cuisine, such as lemon & herb ricotta ravioli, chicken schnitzel, and hickory-smoked pork chop. The team here is offering up a solid cocktail menu, too, split into vintage and modern drinks -- from a classic Ward 8 (Rittenhouse Rye, fresh OJ, lemon, and homemade grenadine) to the inventive Delight Savings Time (Boosma, Parfait Amour, Salers, lemon, strawberry-rhubarb soda). You'll want to top it all off with the tres leches cake.