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Wednesday Nights With Watershed!

Written by Patti on May 3rd, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

I love fried chicken. On Tuesday night here at the house I tried to fry some chicken for some friends. How did it go? I dang near burned the house down trying to fry chicken. It was wildly embarrassing. We ended up grabbing take out. See? It’s not all glam parties at my house. Every once in a while we have a clunker. But sparkling conversation made up for my kitchen gaffes and my husband’s running out to grab edible eats saved the night.

Executive Chef Joe Truex is bringing chickeny (is that even a word?) fried goodness to town at the new outpost for Watershed in the Brookwood Hills neighborhood. All the deliciousness you loved in Decatur has come to town. Whew. Thank goodness!

Executive Chef Joe Truex

I can’t wait!

Watershed on Peachtree will continue to boast an expansive wine program and bring back the highly celebrated fried chicken night on a new night. Wednesdays will now ‘pop’ with Watershed’s famous fried chicken and biscuits.

Smith Hanes designed the new construction space to have a naturally casual neighborhood feel, comfortable enough to dine there every day, yet refined enough for business meetings. Located in Atlanta’s only LEED certified high-rise condominium community, diners can expect a focus on green in both the cuisine and the architectural materials, which will reflect the preservation and reclamation aesthetic of the modern south.

With a nod to southern hospitality, diners enter into a warm and welcoming expansive bar area – one of four distinct spaces. Limed oak boards will cover the arched ceilings and floors, softening the dramatic concrete bar and walls of the bar. The outdoor terrace will be dotted with large colorful umbrellas and the separate dining room will sport antique wood tables and richly colored booths along the walls.

Heck, they could be cooking in the back of a truck. I am so glad they are here!

Now, who wants to hang with me on a Wednesday night?

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to the Indigo Girls – Watershed


8 Comments so far ↓

  1. John says:

    Patti, I’m really glad to see this post. I had visited the Decatur
    Watershed twice and in all honesty, neither visit was anywhere near spectacular. I was disappointed because I had high hopes. I will definitely give the new place a shot. I know the fried chicken is legendary. I am very happy that they have found a new location and are ready to reopen.

    Thanks again for the update.


  2. Patti says:

    You betcha, JP! xoxo

  3. Patti says:

    Beth – it’s a date!! P

  4. Julia says:

    Oh, Watershed fried chicken…how I have missed thee…

  5. Lisa says:

    If it makes you feel any better, everyone I know who has worked at Watershed just DREADED fried chicken night. Im looking forward to Shaun’s new chicken place as well.

  6. Patti says:

    I need details! What did they dread about fried chicken night? The volume? The grease? Enquiring minds want to know! oxxo, P

  7. Patti says:

    Julia, we should meet up and eat friend chicken together! P

  8. Lisa says:

    The volume, the running out and the annoyed customers. But, most of all, the grease and the ensuing grease burns. And the smell in your hair that takes 5 washings to go away…