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Chef Atlanta

Interview: chef Hugh Acheson (5&10, The National + Empire State South)

You may know chef Hugh Acheson from his stints as a “Top Chef” judge or as a “Top Chef Masters” competitor. The 2002 Food & Wine “Best New Chef” and 2012 James Beard Award...
Chef San Diego

Interview: Richard Blais (Juniper & Ivy, The Spence, FLIP Burger)

Richard Blais grew up on Long Island and found culinary direction in Manhattan, where he worked for chefs like Charlie Palmer and Daniel Boulud. He now runs several locations of FLIP Burger throughout The...
Chef Atlanta

Interview: chef Linton Hopkins (Restaurant Eugene + Holeman & Finch Public House + H&F Bread Co.)

Chef Linton Hopkins has deep roots in Atlanta. He’s an eighth generation Georgian and attended Emory University and the Culinary Institute of America before launching restaurants near where he grew up. He’s now the...
Restaurant Atlanta

15 Top Tastes of Atlanta Metro Food + Drink

Here are my 15 Top Tastes of Atlanta Metro Food + Drink from November 20 – 24, 2012. Four establishments fall well outside the I-285 perimeter, but no problem. You’re resourceful, and the stops...
Coffee Atlanta

Interview: coffee pro Alfred Lopez (Empire State South)

Not many restaurants attempt, much less achieve, serious coffee service, but Empire State South is a notable Atlanta exception. The Midtown restaurant from chef-owner Hugh Acheson features a full Counter Culture Coffee program, with...
Coffee Atlanta

Interview: Dale Donchey + Jordan Chambers (Steady Hand Pour House)

Dale Donchey is from Richmond, Jordan Chambers hails from Kansas City, and the talented baristas met in the former Emory Village home of Method Coffee Bar & Tea Lounge. They stayed on at Octane...