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Go-To Guide: Hugh Acheson Edition

Sarah Dodge for Eater Atlanta

Ever wonder where your favorite local chefs love to chow down? Us, too. Thus Eater Atlanta gives you its new Go-To Guide—your chef's guide to Atlanta, the southeast, and beyond. First up, our city's own celeb chef Hugh Acheson. When he's not busy with Atlanta's Empire State South or Athens's Five & Ten and the National, he's appearing as a judge on Top Chef and planning a new restaurant in Savannah. The man clearly gets around, so let's see what he's eating and where he's eating it, shall we?

Weekend breakfast:
My house or Waffle House.

Quickie lunch:
Los Amigos Supermercado in Athens, GA. Great tacos.

Casual dinner:
Umaido in Suwanee, GA. Ramen of the suburban gods.

Ethnic restaurant:
Gu's Bistro in Doraville, GA. Szechuan that will make you cry happy, albeit spicy, tears.

Late-night snacks and booze:
Popcorn and bourbon. My house. Safer that way.
Or, Cafe Agora in midtown Atlanta. Booze at my apartment. Safer that way.

Fancy night out:
Tomo. I love sushi.

Top five Atlanta restaurants not mentioned above:
Antico Pizza
Miso Izakaya
Miller Union
Cakes & Ale
Holeman & Finch

Out-of-town faves (regional):
SeeWee, Awendaw, SC, for simple seafood.
Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham, AL, for dining at the most iconic American restaurant.
The Ordinary, Charleston, SC, for great seafood in a lovely building.
Lantern, Chapel Hill. Amazing food by Andrea Reusing. Then go to a Carolina basketball game!
Cochon Butcher, New Orleans. Muffaletta. 'Nuf said.

Out-of-town faves (national):
Grand Central Oyster Bar, NYC. Timeless.
Gramercy Tavern, NYC
Next, Chicago
Au Cheval, Chicago
Le Pigeon, Portland
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Holeman and Finch Public House

2277 Peachtree Road Northwest, , GA 30309 (404) 948-1175 Visit Website

Miller Union

999 Brady Avenue Northwest, , GA 30318 (678) 733-8550 Visit Website

Miso Izakaya

619 Edgewood Ave SE, , GA 30312 (470) 225-6252


1093 Hemphill Avenue Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 724-2333 Visit Website