Watershed fried chicken at lunch
Starting today, Watershed on Peachtree’s famous fried chicken will now be on the menu on Wednesdays at lunch and dinner, with lunch service beginning at 11:30 a.m. Chef Joe Truex told Atlanta Magazine,“We’re frying them in the morning anyway—we start the process right before noon—so we figure, why not turn it loose?” As always, Truex recommends getting there early or risk losing out.1820 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, 404-809-3561, watershedrestaurant.com.
Lovies BBQ open on Piedmont Road
Atlanta’s legions of barbecue lovers have a new spot to try. Lovies BBQ recently opened on Piedmont Road, with dine-in and takeout service and a focus on “the highest quality local ingredients matched with old, traditional cooking techniques.” Look for a simple menu of smoked meats, including pulled pork, chicken and ribs, Brunswick stew and sides such as greens, mac-and-cheese, fried Brussels sprouts and house-made potato chips. 3420 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-254-2848, loviesbbq.com.
Highland Bakery open at Emory
Highland Bakery, the popular Atlanta chain of breakfast/brunch/lunch spots and bake shops, with locations in Old Fourth Ward, Midtown, Buckhead and Georgia Tech, has opened its newest at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. Look for favorites like pancakes, egg dishes, soups, sandwiches and wraps, plus coffee, pastries, decorative cakes and catering. 1300 Clifton Road, Atlanta. 404-924-6345, highlandbakery.com.
Bar Meatball to open in Virginia-Highland
A new concept called Bar Meatball is set to replace Pozole at the end of February. It will feature a customizable menu similar to the offerings at New York City success story the Meatball Shop, with a variety of mix-and-match meatballs and sauces, sandwiches, sliders, sides and desserts, including ice cream sandwiches. 1044 Greenwood Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-228-2901, barmeatball.com.
— By Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More blog.