Tie for Best Chef Southeast: Hugh Acheson and Linton Hopkins

 

Our Best Chef: Southeast Award is a tie! The awards go to: 

 
Hugh Acheson
Five and Ten, Athens, GA
 
This is Hugh’s second win this weekend. The first was at Friday’s awards dinner for his book, A New Turn in the South. If he had the chance to host James Beard for dinner, Hugh would serve shad roe with bacon and capers over grits. 
 
Linton Hopkins
Restaurant Eugene, Atlanta
 
This is Linton Hopkins’s first James Beard Award. The Atlanta native first read about James Beard while browsing through his grandfather’s library as a young boy, and we hear that he plays a mean banjo.

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