The Daily Dish

Hugh Acheson Takes Us Under His Wing(s)

BravOMG: The Miami Girl Surfaces on 'Vanderpump Rules'

How Bravo Is Celebrating the Super Bowl

Is Porsha Williams Dating Anyone?

Which Bravolebs Are Guest Starring on ‘Rupaul's Drag Race’?

Padma Opens Up About Her Childhood in India

Padma Lakshmi's Salacious Carl's Jr. Ad

'Top Chef' Will Return for Season 13

Richard Blais' Three Tips for Winning 'Top Chef'

Caroline Manzo: I’ve Lost Almost 20 Pounds!

Tiffani Faison Shares Her Essential Entertaining Tips

Bravolebs Heat Up Sundance 2015

Neil Patrick Harris Is Coming to 'Actors Studio'

Are Ramona Singer and Bethenny Frankel Getting Along?

Gigi Hadid Reveals Her Body Image Philosophy

'Top Chef' Stars Sign On for Amazing Food Experience

Lisa Rinna: Brandi Glanville Inspired My Latest Role

Fabio Viviani Shows Off His Old (and New!) Kitchens

Jacqueline Laurita: Nicholas Is Reading and Writing!

Cynthia Bailey Shares Update on Her Eyewear Line

Kyle Richards Hits Sundance—With Gretchen Rossi!

Peter Thomas Shares an Update on His Coffeeshop

Watch Gia Giudice's Emotional 'Just 13' Video

Gigi Hadid on Yolanda: She's Going Through a Lot

Which Bravo Show Is Rihanna Obsessed With?

Watch Kim Richards' 'Revenge' Cameo

Gia Giudice: My Dad Is Our Rock

Kim Kardashian's Selfies: The Fashion Queens Weigh In

BravOMG: Brandi and Kyle's Feud Hits Twitter

Claudia or NeNe: Who Won the 'RHOA' Read-Off?

Reza Farahan Reveals His Hardcore Workout Plan

Gag Award Poll: Beckham, Michelle O. or J. Lo?

Gigi Hadid: 7 Times the Model Proved She's Flawless

Demetria McKinney Sounds Off on Other Housewives' Music

Gia Speaks Out on Visiting Teresa: She Looked So Good!

Just Like Glam-ma! See NeNe's Granddaughter in Heels

Alanna Ubach's Kookiest Comedy Roles

Bravo Invades Sundance 2015

Yolanda Steps Out to Support Husband David

Cynthia Bailey's Fool Proof Tips for Entertaining

Tom Colicchio Reveals His Worst Cooking Accident

Hugh Acheson Takes Us Under His Wing(s)

Exclusive: We hit NYC for Koreatown wings, beer and food talk with the 'Top Chef' judge.

Hugh Acheson Takes Us Under His Wing(s)

It's not every day that you get the opportunity for a Canadian-born chef who has become a stalwart of Southern cooking in Atlanta to be your chicken wing guide in New York City's Koreatown. In fact, that's probably never happened, ever, until Hugh Acheson agreed to do so with BravoTV.com in tow for a photo feature.

Koreatown is a booming two-or-three-block section of NYC that lately has become a hotspot for sought-out grub -- namely Korean-style chicken wings, which if you haven't experienced, can best be described as the crunchiest, tastiest wings on the planet. When paired with a cold (perhaps illuminated) beer, it's magic. And, much to the surprise of many, a spot like Turntable Wings in New York is exactly the type of place Top Chef judge Hugh prefers to fancy precisely because it's far from fancy.

"I do want to go to a place where I can just relax and have fun, and not go for a nine-course meal for three hours," Hugh told us about his venue choice. "It’s like, we [chefs] live in restaurants alright, how about just a place where I can drop by for 45 minutes, an hour, get a pitcher, meet some friends, and eat some awesome chicken wings? They are awesome chicken wings."

As for those tasty chicken appendages, Korean wings aren't just your typical toss-them-in-the-fryer variety. As Hugh explains:

"[Turntable fries] these chicken wings in this really long process, and in three different temperatures over the course of about an hour, resting in between, and then finish them, and I think what happens is they really render off a lot of their fat, so they’re really light when you get them. Now, they’re intensely spicy, but they’re almost dry spicy—they’re not sticky, saucy, sweet, or anything. There’s so much good Korean food in Koreatown, but a lot of it’s going to be much more traditional—this is kind of the young hipster haunt of Koreatown. It’s fun to be here." 

Oh, and back to the beer. It's glowing. Seriously. Saunter through Koreatown's eats with Hugh by clicking on the photo below and stay tuned for more features like this to come!

Hugh Acheson Wings in Koreatown

Read more about: