Graduation Parties are More Fun When Catered by the Crooked Tree Cafe

Graduation is right around the corner and many of you are scratching your head about what to serve at your gathering. Wonder no more, and plan today to let the Crooked Tree Cafe cater your celebration. Our amazing barbecue is the perfect choice for feeding friends and family. We supply the buns, our incredible Alabama style Ivory BBQ sauce or traditional homemade BBQ sauce, and our amazing Poblano slaw. We can feed from four to 400, just give us the specifics, and we will take care of the rest.

hat tossing ceremony at graduation

hat tossing ceremony at graduation

To see a complete menu please use this link. The Crooked Tree Cafe is open Mondays from 11-3, Tuesday through Friday from 7 -3 and Saturday and Sunday from 8-3. We hope to see you soon and best wishes to your graduate for a successful future!

Mother’s Day 2015!

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Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate Mom. It is a day to shower her with hugs, homemade cards, thoughtful gifts and of course a fabulous brunch. In honor of this very special day, Chef Jeff is serving up an incredible Mother’s Day brunch this Sunday.
How about a scrumptious Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding for the mom who loves pastries. Or maybe seafood is more her style. Treat her to Gulf Crab stuffed biscuits. The freshly baked biscuits are covered with Crooked Tree seasoned creamy crab meat. Yes, we are hungry just typing it up too! Another seafood special for Mom’s day is Shrimp and Grits. This tasty meal consists of pan seared shrimp and julienne vegetables served over creamy grits with a garlic and herb pan sauce. Yes please, we’ll take two. And Mother’s Day brunch is definitely not complete without a sweet dish, how about Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast? Chef Jeff will prepare this incredible dish with Challah French toast, strawberry cheesecake and fresh strawberry compote. So now that we have your mouth watering, we hope you know where to take Mom this Sunday for brunch … the Crooked Tree Cafe, that’s where!
And Happy Mother’s Day to all our Moms!

Crooked Tree Cafe to take part in the Taste of Marietta

It is by far one of the biggest events to hit the Marietta Square each year, and this weekend, the Crooked Tree Cafe will be one of several vendors taking place in the food spectacular … The Taste of Marietta. The Taste will be held this Sunday, April 26, from 11 AM to 7 PM on the Marietta Square.

In case you are new to the area, the Taste of Marietta is an annual food festival always held the last Sunday in April that showcases Cobb County restaurants and caterers. It is the largest and longest running food festival in Cobb County and has become a favorite annual tradition among local residents. Admission to the festival is FREE. The only costs are the cost of food – ‘tastes’ ranging from $1 to $5 – and drinks and some activities in the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Kids Alley.

We are pleased to announce the Crooked Tree Cafe menu for the day:

  • Smoked Pork and Smoked Chicken Sliders  $3
  • Brisket Grilled Cheese Sliders  $4
  • Porchetta and Chow Chow Sliders $4  (Chef Jeff’s porchetta is a classical italian cured meat sliced for sandwiches. He matches the flavors to pulled pork, garlic, lemon, rosemary, and oregano. It is served with homemade chow chow)
  •  Poblano Cider Slaw  $2
  •  Sweet tea and lemonade for $2

Sounds great doesn’t it? We are excited about this weekend and can’t wait to see you all at the festival. Also. make sure you stay for the Sunset concert from 5 PM to 7 PM. The entertainment will be provided by none other than Banks and Shane! Can’t wait to see you there!

Easter Brunch at the Crooked Tree Cafe

Of course your favorites will still be available including an Egg and Olive Salad Sandwich (a house made egg and olive salad, fresh spring mix on a toasted sour dough), the Spring Mountain Chicken (sweet tea brined and hickory smoked, served with our ivory BBQ sauce, pan seared potatoes, and poblano-cider slaw), and the Crooked Tree BBQ plate (12 hour smoked pork, seasoned to perfection, with your choice of 2 sides and cornbread).
We hope you and your family have a great Easter weekend, and we truly hope to see you for brunch this Sunday. Happy Easter from all of us at the Crooked Tree Cafe!

Daily Specials Now at The Crooked Tree Cafe

The first six weeks have been incredible, and we want to thank all of you for your patronage! We also want to let you know we are now offering some fantastic lunch specials. Maybe you have seen them posted on Facebook? Yes, those pictures should make anyone turn their car around and head (quickly) to the Crooked Tree Cafe!

A few of our specials include Taco Tuesday which features three pork tacos with a side for only $9! Or perhaps you’d like to try our new Wednesday special, Southern Style Bolognese served with cornbread and a drink, again for only $9! The Bolognese features North Georgia meats and our own Bacon Jam! Yes, that’s right our jams and sauces are homemade. You will not find anything like them anywhere else in Marietta!

And with this cold weather, you know we are offering some delectable soup. Stop in today and have a hot bowl of creamy potato, perfect for temps in the teens!

And when all is said and done, we’d like to recommend you complete your meal with this homemade Crooked Tree Moon Pie – complete with chocolate crust, salted caramel filling and marshmallow fluff! Yes it’s as good as it sounds, we promise!


Our Marietta Introduction!!


So we made the Marietta Daily Journal on Wednesday! Help us tell the world about the Crooked Tree Cafe.

Southern with a twist: New Crooked Tree Cafe caters to barbecue lovers, offers Southern favorites with a different touch
by Sally Litchfield
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The Crooked Tree Cafe’ Chef Jeff Haeger invites barbecue lovers to his new restaurant at 915 Cobb Parkway North in Marietta. Haeger can turn an ordinary barbecue sandwich into a slice of heaven with his sauces and methods of cooking.
The Crooked Tree Cafe’ Chef Jeff Haeger invites barbecue lovers to his new restaurant at 915 Cobb Parkway North in Marietta. Haeger can turn an ordinary barbecue sandwich into a slice of heaven with his sauces and methods of cooking.
Two of Chef Jeff Haeger’s sandwiches served daily at The Crooked Tree Cafe’, include a smoked duck sloppy-joe and a smoked chicken with ivory barbecue sauce.
Two of Chef Jeff Haeger’s sandwiches served daily at The Crooked Tree Cafe’, include a smoked duck sloppy-joe and a smoked chicken with ivory barbecue sauce.
Haeger stands outside Crooked Tree Cafe.
Haeger stands outside Crooked Tree Cafe.
Smoked Turkey Pot Pie.
Smoked Turkey Pot Pie.
At Crooked Tree Café, one of Marietta’s newest restaurants, they say, “The crooked path leads to great food.” The café is located in a freestanding building at 915 Cobb Parkway North, Marietta.

Owner and chef Jeff Haeger, who described the fare as “Southern with a twist” said, “We are a Southern café. We have really good coffee and a really good breakfast. Lunch features highlights from not only my career but Southern favorites like barbecue, pulled pork, pulled chicken and some different twists on some favorites like a Smoked Duck Sloppy Joe and Smoked Brisket Hash.”

Haeger, a Marietta resident, offers traditional Southern dishes at Crooked Tree Café but adds his own touch to make them unique. He suggests that first time guests try the Smoked Springer Mountain Chicken with Alabama-style Ivory Barbecue Sauce. Sides are familiar, but fun such as the vinegar-based Poblano Cider Slaw, house cut fries and bacon potato salad.

Freshness is the key at Crooked Tree Café.

“We try to do everything fresh here. All the meats throughout the menu I make here. I don’t buy anybody else’s barbecue or pork or chicken. The turkey for the sandwiches we do everything here as far as brining, smoking it and just taking care of it,” said Haeger, a 1988 graduate of Lassiter High School. He owns the restaurant with his father, Larry Haeger.

Haeger brings solid experience to the restaurant. He attended Johnson and Wales Culinary School in Charleston, South Carolina, where he worked at several restaurants before joining Chef Stephen Pyles in Dallas, Texas, where he fine-tuned his love of smoking and spicy foods. Among other restaurants, he worked in Vinings at Canoe and SoHo.

“It was time as a chef that I opened my own place. I reached a point where I felt that I was either going to work for someone or it’s time to do my own thing. I’ve been cooking for a long time,” Haeger said.

He came up with the name of Crooked Tree from a memory of the live oaks along the southern coast, in particular Cumberland Island where he vacationed.

“When it came time to find a Southern image that I could relate back to myself, I remembered that beach and those trees. The name Crooked Tree just kind of fell out,” Haeger said.

Crooked Tree’s grand opening weekend is Nov. 28, 29 and 30. Customers will received 20 percent off that weekend. The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch from Tuesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch is served on Sundays and the restaurant is closed Mondays. Visit or call the restaurant at (770) 333-9119 for more information.

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