Monday, November 14, 2016

AND THE AWARD GOES TO...



Bob Amick, Owner and Founder of Concentrics Restaurants, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Winners announced at the Georgia Restaurant Association’s 10th Annual GRACE Awards 


L to R: Bob Amick, Karen Bremer (President of the GRA) and Doug McKendrick of McKendrick’s Steakhouse (Lifetime Achievement Award presenter and 2015 recipient)

Atlanta, GA (November 14, 2016) – Bob Amick, Owner and Founder of Concentrics Restaurants received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Restaurant Association on Sunday, November 13th at their 10th annual GRACE Awards Gala held at The Delta Flight Museum. The GRACE Awards Gala is the Georgia Restaurant Association’s (GRA) annual black-tie event honoring Georgia’s restaurant industry. For a full list of winners click here.

Amick and his Concentrics concepts have been nominated for several James Beard Awards including “Outstanding Restaurateur” and “Best Restaurant”. Top chefs such as Richard Blais, Todd Ginsberg, Joe Schafer, Nick Melvin, Zeb Stevenson, Scott Serpas, Todd Stein and more come from the Concentrics family. 

“It is an honor to be recognized by your peers. Thought it is a lifetime achievement award, I am looking forward to continuing to create over the next decade,” explains Amick. At the awards ceremony, Amick acknowledged the people on his Concentrics team, including partner Todd Rushing, as invaluable in terms of his success.

Amick has plans to open 14 more Concentrics concepts between 2017 and early 2018.

As a special 10 year celebration of the GRACE Awards, recognition was given to the finalists and honorees from the past decade. Jim Stacy, host of the Cooking Channel's “Offbeat Eats” and owner of Pallookaville Fine Foods, served as the Master of Ceremonies.

About Bob Amick:
Bob Amick launched his journey in the restaurant industry washing dishes in a pizzeria at age 12, working his way up the ladder. Following graduation from Oglethorpe University, Amick joined Stouffer’s Hotels where he was a member of the national opening and training team. Following Stouffer’s, in 1974, he became a partner in Peasant Restaurants where he grew the company from 1 to 42 locations nationally. Here, he had a heavy hand in creating Mick’s Restaurants and City Grill, among other concepts. After the successful expansion, Amick and his partners sold to Quantum Restaurant Group in 1989. Amick stayed on as CEO, taking the company public (oversaw IPO and secondary offerings) under Morton’s Restaurant Group. In 1998, following his time at Peasant Restaurants, Amick opened the highly acclaimed Killer Creek Chophouse. Amick sold Killer Creek in 2001 and started the development of a series of high profile, chef-driven dining experiences in the burgeoning area of Midtown Atlanta; thus emerged the award winning Concentrics Restaurants. For more information on Bob Amick and Concentrics Restaurants, please visit concentricsrestaurants.com.

About the Georgia Restaurant Association
The GRA’s mission is to serve as the voice for Georgia’s restaurants in advocacy, education and awareness. The GRA is sanctioned by the National Restaurant Association to operate Georgia’s only not-for-profit representing the state’s foodservice industry. The GRA serves as the unified voice for over 17,000 foodservice and drinking places in the state of Georgia with total sales in excess of $18 billion which provides more than 438,900 jobs. From large chains to start-ups, the GRA helps make Georgia a better place for restaurants to do business and helps make restaurants better for Georgia.

About the GRACE Awards
The GRACE Awards is the Georgia Restaurant Association’s (GRA) annual black-tie gala event honoring Georgia’s restaurant industry. The GRACE Awards are peer-nominated and honor the top finalists in the following categories: Lifetime Achievement Award, Industry Partner of the Year, Distinguished Service Award, Restaurateur of the Year, Culinary Student of the Year, Restaurant Employee of the Year, and Manager of the Year. The winners are announced at the event and are presented with crystal works of art created by renowned local artist Hans Godo Frabel. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank, whose mission is to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering the community.

ONE. midtown kitchen Opens for Brunch

Starting Sunday, April 23rd ONE will serve brunch every Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Reservations recommended, call 404.892.4111 or visit onemidtownkitchen.com to make yours today.


Mother's Day

On Sunday, May 14th photobomb our photo booths with Mom this Mother’s Day!

What does Mom always want? A current family photo, of course! All of our restaurants will be featuring a complimentary photo booth at brunch to capture your special family moments. You will be able to print off all of your photos, and even add them to your favorite social media sites at no cost.

ONE. midtown kitchen
We are opening early! Enjoy a Mother’s Day worthy brunch from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. If treating your Mom to dinner is your family’s tradition, ONE will serve dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. To make your reservation today, call ONE at 404.892.4111 or visit onemidtownkitchen.com.

TWO urban licks
Join us at TWO urban licks for a fiery Mother’s Day brunch, served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch, not your thing? Mother’s Day dinner will be served from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Make your reservations today, call 404.522.4622 or visit twourbanlicks.com.

TAP
Whether brunch or dinner is your style, Chef Tyler Williams has you covered this Mother’s Day. Enjoy a very special brunch from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. or dinner from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. To make your reservations or for more information call 404.347.2220 or visit tapat1180.com

The Brasserie at Parish
Chef Stuart Tracy is offering brunch and dinner for Mother’s Day this year. Enjoy brunch from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and dinner from 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. For more information or to make your reservations today call 404.681.4434 or visit parishatl.com.

Lobby Bar and Bistro
Join us at Lobby Bar & Bistro for a special Mother’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. – 3 pm. Lobby will feature live jazz from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. If Brunch isn’t your thing, Chef has dinner specials to add to our a la carte menu. Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. To make reservations, call 404.961.7370 or visit lobbyattwelve.com.

ROOM at TWELVE
Join us at ROOM at TWELVE for a special Mother’s Day Brunch. If brunch isn’t for you, Chef has dinner specials to add to our a la carte menu. Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. To make your reservations, call 404.418.1250 or visit roomattwelve.com.

Photo booths available during brunch only from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Book an Event!

Whether an event for five or 500, Concentrics Restaurants can accommodate the needs of any group or party. We offer a wide variety of cuisine, an eclectic mix of d꤯r and highly trained service staff to ensure flawless execution of your event. With our innovative concepts, Concentrics works with you in tailoring your events, from lunch to wine tastings and pairings, cooking classes, cocktail mixology tutorials, birthday parties, wedding events, showers and much more. We also offer catering services, and can provide everything needed for a successful event in the space of your choice.

For more information on a special event or hosting a buyout, please contact us at 678-904-2367 or groupevents@ctrxhs.com.
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