The take-out counter at Tom Douglas' Seatown Seabar and Rotisserie has reopened as a slightly scaled-back version of last summer's incarnation of the meat-to-go operation.
Rather than offer full meals with fixings, the counter is now specializing in whole and half chickens, porchetta by the pound, and a pair of sandwiches. Counter customers can still order off the restaurant menu if they wish to supplement their orders with bread or pickles.
"It was more involved last summer," says manager Adrienne Lasko.
The venue's retail space has also been streamlined. Seatown has eliminated its "variety of local unique canned goods" to make room for more Tom Douglas products, including the chef's complete roster of rubs.
"We've narrowed the focus," Lasko explains. She predicts the counter, which opened for business today, will offer more meats later in the summer. "We plan to add more once we're open-open," she says.
Customers can now pick up frozen pot pies at the counter.
Chicken prices have risen slightly since the counter went on a hiatus, an uptick Lasko attributes to bigger chickens. A whole four-pound chicken costs $12.99; a half-chicken sells for $8.95.