Andrew Talks to Chefs

SPECIAL REPORT #23: Jeff Gordinier on That Esquire Piece & Hugh Acheson on (not) Re-Opening in Georgia Next Week

Episode Summary

Jeff Gordinier discusses his recent Esquire piece on the failings of the CARES Act & the existential threat facing American restaurants, and Hugh Acheson talks about the Georgia governor's controversial decision to allow many businesses, including restaurants, to reopen in a few days, and what his response will be.

Episode Notes

You really don't want to miss this special double-header: Esquire's Jeff Gordinier takes us inside, and expands on, his impassioned piece that tied restaurants, music, culture, and politics into a masterpiece of the moment that was circulated the world over over the past weekend. And Georgia-based chef-restaurateur Hugh Acheson responds to his state governor's decision to allow a cross-section of businesses, including restaurants, to re-open in the coming days, and why his restaurants will remain closed to the public, while continuing to participate in Jose Andres' World Central Kitchen program.

Our thanks to S.Pellegrino for making these special reports possible.


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