Krog Street Market
Aside from the obvious reasons to enjoy fresh oysters with that special someone around Valentine’s Day, there’s also the reality that Watchman’s just announced that it will close permanently on February 27. That’s a bummer, because for anyone closer to Inman Park than Decatur, the trendy Krog Street Market seafood diner with flowing flower pots hung throughout the dining room has some of the freshest surf in town, shuckable and otherwise. The delicate flavors found in their daily oyster selections range from briny to buttery, and from as far north as Maine to as near as the buzzy E.L. McIntosh oysters of coastal Georgia. Save room for a toasty shrimp roll, or snapper risotto, and don’t miss out on specialty cocktails starring Chartreuse, absinthe, overproof Caribbean rum, and other spirits that aren’t for amateur shakers and stirrers. At least you’ve got a short month to make one last reservation and give them a proper toast for four years of fond drinking and dining memories.