Hugh Acheson is a Canadian-born chef and author who discovered Athens, GA in his twenties when he moved there with his wife Mary, an Athens native. He would later open two restaurants in town: Five & Ten and The National. Even though he has since expanded to Atlanta and Savannah, his family calls Athens home. "Athens is really a unique Southern city in its ability to provide a home for a motley crew of people," says Acheson. "It's academic, artsy, musical, and though it's not very big, it has some great culinary talent and restaurant gems."