In recent years, the Decatur Southern staple Watershed has incubated some of Atlanta's most exciting new eateries. Now comes Sprig from Daniel Morrison, who worked at Watershed as the longtime dining room manager and bartender. The room is often packed, and a wait on weekends is to be expected (no reservations are offered). Chef Robert Elliott's menu borrows some of its aesthetics from Scott Peacock’s menus at Watershed -- fiercely local, Southern, seasonal, simple. Owner Morrison’s past behind the bar shows with a short, smart cocktail list that’s mainly personalized takes on classics, such as the "Sprizerac" and a wickedly dry Manhattan. Wines and beers offer plenty of drinkable choices, but cocktails are where the fun is.
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