Thursday, April 14, 2011

Watershed Tuesdays: Fried Chicken

Watershed Restaurant
Photo from Watershed website
The Watershed Restaurant is yet another of those places you'll find in Atlanta (it's technically in Decatur).  You know type: organically grown, local food, Southern style, all housed in a converted gas station.  Despite the many shared qualities between it and other Atlanta establishments, the Watershed distinguishes itself from the pack.  Why, you ask? Because its good.  Really good.

We went for the famed fried chicken, which you can only get Tuesday nights (a very clever ploy to turn what is otherwise a slow night into a must-do).  Watershed's fried chicken was given its own NYTimes review back in 2005 and sometime in 2009, the chef Scott Peacock gave Martha Stewart a cooking lesson.

Enough talk.  Let's get to the chicken.

 Finger. Licking. Good.

Served with 2 angel biscuits, perfectly cooked green beans in butter sauce, and creamy mashed potatoes, with butter and honey on the side for the biscuits.

Everything was perfect, just how you'd want it to be.  The breading was crispy and flavorful and clung to the meat instead of sliding off.  The meat was uniformly juicy and tender.  The flavor was surprisingly clean, given they fry these babies in lard flavored with country ham, and just the right amount of salt (the salt & pepper also on the honey plate were superfluous).  
Watershed was definitely worth the trip!  The food was great and the ambiance was pleasing too.

After dinner we took a stroll around downtown Decatur.

I don't think I'll ever get used to how beautiful April is in Atlanta.  

But the caterpillars dangling from every tree are something I can do without!

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