Top Chef Texas: The Insider’s Guide To Season 9 [TV Shows]

Bravo’s Top Chef TV series is to reality food TV what the Real World is to the genre as a whole.  That is, Top Chef is the longstanding stalwart of the category and the show … Read more →

Attack Of The Killer Tomato Festival [Get Your Tomato On]

It’s Atlanta, it’s July, and it’s tomato season.  That can only mean one thing: it’s time for the annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival.  This highly seasonal food festival put on by the fine … Read more →

The Battle Of The Burgers: Eat Meat, Save Appendages! [Festivals]

A: The Battle of the Burgers Q: What is the meat slapping, gut busting, massive attack set to take place at John Howell Park in Virginia-Highland on Saturday, October 2nd (from 12-4p)? To elaborate: some … Read more →

To Live And Dine In Atlanta Drops Tonight [Food Festivals]

The food festivals are coming fast and furious these days. Thanks to Georgia Organics, who just BLEW YA MIND with the Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival, we have another one this evening.  Entitled “To … Read more →

Empire State South Going Live In August? [Openings]

So yeah, this is a little like beating a dead horse, but here’s the latest on Empire State South, Hugh Acheson’s much discussed Atlanta endeavor. After multiple delays, the Midtown restaurant is now scheduled for … Read more →

Tomato Season: Attack Of The Killer Tomato Festival Returns For 2010

Attack of The Killer Tomato Festival for $500 please Mr. Kebert Xela … Answer: Jay Swift, Anne Quatrano, Hugh Acheson, Chris Hastings, Kevin Gillespie, Bruce Logue. Question: Who are just a few of the awesome … Read more →

Hugh Acheson’s Empire State South Pushed To August [Openings]

Last we heard, Athens’ culinarian Hugh Acheson was expanding his empire to the Capital Peach.  This past April, he hoped to open Empire State South.  Things didn’t go as planned and the space (located at … Read more →

James Beard Foundation Award Semifinalists

The James Beard Awards are the United States’ version of the food Oscars.  Today, the JB Foundation announced their semifinalists for this years awards. The neat thing about the awards is that have nationwide categories … Read more →

Empire State South By Hugh Acheson Sets Sail In April [Openings]

Georgia has long been unofficially known as the Empire State of the South.  Now, it looks like we’re finally ready to make that official (at least in the restaurant world).  Empire State South is set … Read more →

Atlanta Shows Strong For The 2009 James Beard Awards Semi-finals

So I actually have a ton of work to do right now for my 9-5 … thus, this will be brief.  Maybe I’ll come back later to add some context and some links…but in the … Read more →

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