Saturday, July 14, 2012

Decatur: Wahoo

Wahoo is across the street from the East Lake MARTA stop, just inside Decatur. This neighborhood has grown quite a few restaurants in the past few years that occupy the old storefronts. Don't let Wahoo's small front room fool you, though. I sat in the glassed-in part of the back section with a beautiful view of the greenery of the outdoor eating sections and their many plants.

This is watermelon gazpacho. It was wonderful and the perfect way to start off a summer meal. That's sour cream on top, just enough to contrast its fat with the sweetness of the watermelon.

For my main course, I had the shrimp and grits and succotash. The shrimp and grits were pretty rich; a bit of tomato set off the cream very nicely. I did miss having more of a pure grits experience, though. The sauce made it a little hard to chase down all the grits.

I really enjoyed my succotash, perhaps more than the shrimp and grits. The lima beans were cooked just enough to give a wonderful texture.

I enjoyed my food very much but I had a few qualms about the overall experience. The service was a bit perfunctory. I wasn't offered bread until well after my gazpacho arrived; when it came, all I had was two tiny, thin pieces. And I wouldn't really call this a neighborhood place. The casualness here is too studied for me to just drop in, relax, and perhaps run into a friend.

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