Omnivore - Today's the day

Empire State South opens today

It's the day that Hugh Acheson's restaurant, Empire State South, opens. It's at 999 Peachtree St. and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The website describes it this way:

The food of Empire State South is an homage to the great foodways of the South and works in a meat 'n' three format. For those unfamiliar: you choose your protein, two sides and a choice of accompanying bread. Think Elberton pork with chanterelle gravy, succotash, okra with crushed pecans and cornbread.

Besha recently cited Acheson and the new restaurant's day-to-day chef, Nick Melvin, in her piece about "Atlanta chefs to watch."