The Jamestown real estate investment firm has announced that its 999 Peachtree building will feature award-winning Chef Hugh Acheson’s newest restaurant, to be called Empire State So.

The restaurant, which is expected to open in Spring 2010, will offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a contemporary and casual setting.  Chef Acheson, a finalist for this year’s James Beard Foundation’s Best Chefs in the Southeast Award and a Food and Wine Best New Chef in 2002, owns two restaurants in Athens, Five & Ten and The National, but Empire State So. will be his first Atlanta project offering Southern-inspired fare and utilizing fresh and local ingredients.  The restaurant will also feature an herb garden and bocce ball court.

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Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.