By Jenna Moran
Watershed first opened its doors 14 years ago in Decatur, Ga., with the help of co-owner Emily Saliers – member of the Grammy-winning American folk rock duo Indigo Girls – who jumped at the opportunity to turn a quaint gas station into a popular restaurant. In recent years, Watershed has become one of the most buzzed-about places to eat in the city, claiming a James Beard award (often called “The Oscars of Food”) in 2007.
In early 2010, Watershed announced Chef Joe Truex as its Executive Chef. At the time, Chef Truex was already an established name in Atlanta thanks to his former restaurant Repast. A Louisiana native, Truex has contributed to the Southern cuisine menu by cooking up traditional dishes from the bayou such as jambalaya, seafood gumbo and roasted oysters. In August of 2011 Watershed closed its Decatur location and opened in May 2012 under a new name, Watershed on Peachtree. The new location features renovations such as private dining and patio seating areas, but continues to operate under its original mottos that “casual is the new fine dining” and that the best tasting foods come from local and organic farmers.
From the Georgia coast to the Louisiana bayou, Watershed on Peachtree offers entrees from around the South to tickle your every fancy. Even the desserts are filled with mouth-watering delight, like the chocolate cake in a jar and the coconut and cream tart. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday-Saturday, and Sunday brunch is offered from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit their website here.