This was our second attempt at Mark’s Watershed. A few months ago, we tried to stop in for lunch on a Saturday afternoon only to find the building locked up. We were laying around watching college football (yes, J likes to watch football and we got a double header today with MSU playing early and U of Illinois playing late) and kind of lost track of time. A little after 7:00, I asked what she wanted to do for dinner. We had a late lunch at Menna’s Joint downtown (review HERE), so a dinner after 8:00 didn’t seem that bad.
Mark’s Watershed sits on the corner of Marsh and Lake Lansing Road. Lake Lansing is just over a block away. We came from Lake Lansing road which is where the parking lot actually is. There was no doubt that they were open this time. The parking lot was packed. We made our way inside to the waiting area. There was a sign on the hostess station to seat yourself, so we stepped into the dining room to find a table. It’s not a huge space. There are less than 20 tables. There are booths along each wall. The booths are made out of wood planks and they are really high backed. There’s no worry about not having enough privacy.
After a few minutes, a waitress notices us and brings over menus. The menu isn’t quite as big as the one I could find on-line (and linked to at the top of this review), but most of the items are there. We started with an order of Shed Chips. The menu describes them as “sliced russet potatoes, seasoned, fried and served with chunky bleu cheese dressing.” I assumed they would be more like fries, but really, they were homemade potato chips and they were delicious. The bleu cheese was served on the side, wasn’t really chunky, and there wasn’t a whole lot there. The chips stood on their own. Good starter. Read the rest of this entry »