Last week, news surfaced that chef Tom Catherall of Here to Serve Restaurants had transferred controlling interest in the company to his wife, Leigh Catherall, as part of a divorce settlement. Simon, owner of Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, where H2S has two Buckhead restaurants, Prime and Twist, filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the transfer. Then, it was confirmed that one of H2S's flagship restaurants, Shout in Midtown, was set to close Dec. 23. h2sr.com.
Zeb Stevenson to Watershed
Atlanta Magazine reports that chef Zeb Stevenson is leaving the Brasserie and Neighborhood Café at Parish on Jan. 11 and will take over the kitchen at Watershed on Peachtree on Jan. 13. He replaces chef Joe Truex, who recently left Watershed to open a pizza restaurant in Dubai. "Whatever influence I bring and whatever changes happen are going to come organically," Stevenson said. He confirmed that the famous Wednesday night fried chicken will remain. watershedrestaurant.com.