A visit to Watershed restaurant feels a bit like an Indigo Girls song: easy, laid-back, and comforting. That should come as no surprise: Emily Saliers of the well-known band is one of the owners. But the restaurant isn’t a celebrity gimmick. The chef is James Beard Award-winner Scott Peacock, who serves fancified Southern staples in this former gas station. “Scott’s focus is seasonal and freshly prepared,” says Emily. “There’s nothing out of a can. His approach is very simple, but he has a way of making simple stunning.”
What To Order: pan-fried chicken (on Tuesday), sharp house-made pimiento cheese, hot vegetable plate (differs daily), “Very Good Chocolate Cake” made with cooked frosting and a sour cream batter
SL Tip: On Mondays all wines are 50% off. Early reservations recommended Tuesday nights because the fried chicken is so popular.
406 West Ponce De Leon Avenue, Decatur, GA; watershedrestaurant.com or (404) 378-4900