For Crooked Tree Cafe's chef and owner Jeff Haeger, all culinary roads lead back to Georgia. He's made it a personal mission to travel the globe and try the most unique restaurants he can find?and then bring them back to his kitchen stocked with Southern staples. The result is soul food with a twist. Expect creations such as sesame-encrusted catfish, Southern-style poutine that responds to both French- and English-speaking taste buds, and a smoked-duck sloppy joe. In fact, the smoker might be Haeger's favorite piece of equipment. He also turns it on brisket, pork, house-brined turkey, and pulled chicken.
For breakfast, there are scrambles, eggy sandwiches, and biscuits smothered in house-made sausage gravy. But it's not all sheer decadence at Crooked Tree: the veggies are important, too, and they come from local suppliers such as Rome's Tucker Farms.
Cuisine Type: Caribbean-American fusion, vegetarian
Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
Number of Tables: 11?25
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
?Made to order? or ?prepared daily.? We also make all of our sauces in-house.
Do you use any family recipes at your restaurant? Whose family do they belong to (the chef, the owner, or someone else)?
We use family recipes at our restaurant. The restaurant is family-owned, and the recipes belong to the chef and owner.
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