Hugh Acheson: Savannah's Game Changer

With a new cookbook out—A New Turn in the South—and a James Beard award-winning Best Chef of the Southeast 2012, Hugh Acheson is our very own Georgia Celeb. Acheson has judged Top Chef for seasons nine and 10, won several awards and opened his first restaurant in Athens, Georgia, dubbed 5 & 10. And now, he is considering Savannah as the site for his fourth up-and-coming restaurant. “I think this restaurant will be a middle ground between what we do in Athens (community restaurants) and what we do in Atlanta (destination restaurant). As always, everything we do is an ode to this wonderful state we live in,” says Acheson on his new restaurant. He incorporates Georgia’s unique styles and flavors in every dish and Savannah will be no different.