Saveur Magazine Names Decatur’s Watershed One Of “12 Restaurants That Matter”

Lately, Atlanta and its surrounding cities have gotten a lot of attention in the culinary world.  Well, chalk another one up for the Dirty.  In the April printing, Saveur Magazine has identified Scott Peacock’s Watershed restaurant as one of the “12 Restaurants That Matter.”  Though the mention is fairly brief, it is still a nice accomplishment for Watershed.  The full list is after the jump!

Here it is folks:

  • Joel Rubuchon in Las Vegas, "the acclaimed chef’s first haute French restaurant on American soil."
  • Sportello in Boston, "an Italian lunch counter" with pastas renowned for their "delicacy and subtlety of flavor."
  • Commander’s Palace in New Orleans, "an exuberant example of the glories of New Orleans dining."
  • Topolobampo, Chicago’s "high temple of Mexican cuisine" where the Obamas were known to dine.
  • Canlis in Seattle, "a citadel of luxury" that satisfies yearnings for such classics as New York steaks.
  • Gramercy Tavern in New York City, credited with setting "a new benchmark for New York dining" when it opened in 1994.
  • Manresa in Los Gatos, Calif., known for creativity, intense flavors and artfully arranged plates.
  • Watershed in Atlanta, known for classic Southern food.
  • Marlow & Sons in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, described as "an eclectic eatery and food shop" known for homemade charcuterie and pate, cheeses, simple dishes and unusual homemade specials.
  • Musso and Frank Grill in Los Angeles, a cultural icon on Hollywood Boulevard since 1919.
  • Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pecantico Hills, N.Y., "the ultimate farm-to-table restaurant," on an 80-acre nonprofit farm and the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.
  • The Slanted Door in San Francisco, a restaurant founded by a Vietnamese refugee that delivers "beautiful renditions of Vietnamese classics."
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