Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Punch Bowl Social brings on celebrity chef to overhaul menu

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 2:59 PM

  • Courtesy of Punch Bowl Social
Punch Bowl Social is hoping to punch some new life into its culinary program with the addition of celebrity chef/author Hugh Acheson to overhaul the chain's food offerings.

Acheson, a judge on TV's Top Chef as well as a multi-time James Beard award winner, has spent the past several months developing a menu that the food, drink, and game emporium describes as Southern-inspired.

The new lineup will be sold at all Punch Bowl Social locations beginning Aug. 26.

The addition of Acheson to the Colorado-based company comes as the latest shakeup to build on its dining options. Denver chefs Chris Cina and Matt Selby were also recently brought on the team. Among the changes, Acheson and Co. will create daily green and blue plate specials. The growing chain has plans to expand in Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Chicago, Sacramento, San Diego, Brooklyn, Dallas, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and another in Denver.

A native of Athens, GA, Acheson is also the author of the James Beard Foundation award winning cookbooks, "A New Turn in The South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen," "Pick a Pickle: 50 Recipes for Pickles, Relishes, and Fermented Snacks" and "The Broad Fork, Recipes for the Wide World of Vegetables and Fruits."

Locally, reviews for the downtown Detroit location have been mixed, starting with trouble keeping staff, multiple allegations of racism from employees, and complaints about service.

Still, thanks in part to the spot's landlord Bedrock Real Estate Services that regularly rents out the space for special events, Punch Bowl Social enjoys a regular stream of customers.

Punch Bowl Social has locations in Denver, Portland, Austin, Detroit, Cleveland and Schaumburg, Illinois. The Detroit location is at 1331 Broadway St.

Tags: , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

April 21, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation