Sunday, May 17, 2009

5 Seasons Brewing opens Westside restaurant

Posted By on Sun, May 17, 2009 at 3:42 PM

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5 Seasons Brewing has opened its third location on the Westside, at the intersection of Howell Mill Rd. and Marietta St. Judging from our visit Friday night, the place is going to be a hit. Open only a week, it was packed.

And here's a warning: It may be the noisiest restaurant I have ever visited. We were seated in the back, in a corner, so maybe that contributed to the literal echo effect. But I'm not exaggerating when I say we could not hear our server and he could not hear us, unless he squatted between us.

My favorite dish was this starter of scallops, spring peas, bacon and blood-orange vinaigrette. My least favorite was this dessert, a Coca-Cola/rum pecan tart. The pastry tasted stale and the filling was virtually flavorless except for a generic sweetness.

My honest appraisal is that you should wait a few weeks before visiting or go on a weeknight. I'll say more in "Grazing" later this week.

(Photos by Cliff Bostock)

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