Fried chicken is one of those foods that appeals to all Americans regardless of race, gender, age or degree of culinary snobbery. Atlanta's restaurants serve a lot of tasty birds, but the best in the city is still served on Tuesday nights at WATERSHED
. Made from a recipe jointly developed by the restaurant's executive chef Scott Peacock and his friend and mentor, Edna Lewis, the chicken is first brined for a day, marinated in buttermilk a second day, then cooked in a combination of lard and butter flavored with a slice of country ham. Tender-crisp green beans, sumptuously buttery mashed potatoes and delicate biscuits round out the meal. Wash it all down with a lovely glass of wine from the restaurant's worldly selection.
406 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 404-378-4900.