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Hugh Acheson By George Candler Hotel Atlanta

Peek inside By George, Hugh Acheson’s new downtown restaurant

Two-time James Beard Award-winning chef Hugh Acheson, of Empire State South, is opening a restaurant in the newly renovated Candler Hotel downtown. Take a first look inside.
50 Best Bars in Atlanta

24. Empire State South

With a handsome, library-like aesthetic—complete with a rolling ladder gracing the back bar—Empire State South feels like it’s been around for longer than its nine years.
75 Best Restaurants in Atlanta: Empire State South

Empire State South

It’s been eight years since celebrity chef Hugh Acheson opened Empire State South. A lot has changed since then, but Empire State South remains a destination restaurant in a part of Midtown that has too few of them.

Re-review: Empire State South’s surprising next chapter

It’s been eight years since celebrity chef Hugh Acheson opened Empire State South and challenged Atlanta’s notion that Southern food is something preciously preserved in the past. But a lot can change in eight years. Empire State South’s next chapter, under newly installed executive chef Adam Waller, marks a deliberate return to the basics.
Red Clay Soiree

Community Farmers Markets’ inaugural Red Clay Soirée has an impressive food lineup

Community Farmers Markets—a nonprofit network that likely includes at least one of your favorite Atlanta farmers markets—is hosting its inaugural Red Clay Soirée fundraising gala on Friday, November 10. The event will feature chefs from Kimball House, 8 Arm, the General Muir, Rising Sun, El Super Pan, and other favorite Atlanta restaurants.

What’s next for Hugh Acheson?

We talk to the James Beard award-winning chef about his new restaurant at the Battery, Achie's, his sketchbook doodles, and whether or not he'll return to television.

Expert advice: How to hire top talent for private dining events

Craig Richards, chef at St. Cecilia, and Kellie Thorn, bar manager at Empire State South, on hiring top talent

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