When Avalon’s phase two, Boulevard East, opens in Alpharetta next week, there will be a new place to enjoy fresh seafood without heading to the coast. Marc Taft, owner of Marietta’s Chicken and the Egg, is opening Brine Seafood Shack on April 13. “I’ve spent a lot of time on the West Coast, where they really know how to make the most of a relaxed atmosphere and fresh, delicious seafood. That’s our model for Brine,” he said in a press release.
Taft will serve as executive chef, working with chef de cuisine David Connolly (formerly of TWO Urban Licks and TAP). “I really like the tuna poke with avocado and soy mustard sauce, and you can’t go wrong with our clam roll,” Taft said.
Bar manager Corey Phillips created a drink menu full of tiki-style cocktails, classic “boat drinks,” wine, and local and coastal beers. “As for the cocktails, we’re are doing some cool new takes on old school classics like the mai tai and pina colada. The best part is you can take the drinks with you and enjoy as you stroll through Avalon,” said Taft, who is also opening FEED Fried Chicken & Such at the Battery at SunTrust Park this spring and CO-OP Community Table + Bar at Halcyon next year.
Brine has a rooftop bar with a retractable roof, a walk-up window for purchasing milkshakes and cocktails on-the-go, and a raw bar downstairs.