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.

FIND OUT WHY EVERYONE IS BUZZING ABOUT NEXTO

Since opening, NEXTO, an Old Fourth Ward Japanese-centric eatery courtesy of Chef Mihoko Obunai, has received widespread acclaim from media near and far! Thank you for coming in and for all your support. If you haven’t made it in yet, what are you waiting for?! Reservations are now available.


Not only did ZAGAT recently include the newcomer on Atlanta’s dining scene as one of “The Hottest Restaurants in 15 American Cities, but it also featured Nexto as one of “Atlanta’s 10 Hottest Restaurants”. Full for the article click here.


Creative Loafing’s raved, (I didn’t expect) “that, once seated, I’d be so tempted by the drinks and the rest of the surprisingly diverse Japanese-inspired menu that, by the time my ramen bowl arrived, I would already be full. I expected NEXTO would be a simple ramen joint. I was wrong”. For the full article click here.


Discover Atlanta touted NEXTO as a new Atlanta restaurant that you have to try. For the full article click here.


While StyleBlueprint boasts that “NEXTO sets itself apart from other ramen shops with a sense of adventure”. For the full article click here.


And, the Atlanta Journal Constitution wrote a glowing “Sneak Peek” of NEXTO boasting that Chef Mihoko “fuses flavors of Tokyo and New York”. For the full article click here.


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Easter

ONE. midtown kitchen offers Easter brunch!
Hop on over to ONE for a special Easter brunch served on Sunday, April 16th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.! ONE will be closed for dinner service.
For reservations and more information, visit onemidtownkitchen.com or call 404.892.4111.

TWO:
Bunny Brunch at TWO urban licks!
This Easter, TWO will have a special visitor. Enjoy brunch on Sunday, April 16th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. while the Easter Bunny hops by each table sharing his special eggs and prizes! Pictures with the bunny will be available at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Can’t make it to brunch? TWO will be open for dinner from 6:00 p.m. -10 p.m. For reservations and more information, visit twourbanlicks.com or call 404.522.4622.

TAP:
The Easter Egg Hunt is on at TAP!
Visit Midtown’s best brunch and patio spot this Easter! On Sunday, April 16th from 11:00am-3:00pm, Chef Tyler Williams is offing an exceptional Easter brunch with kid friendly options and a special Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar complete with all the fixings. Join TAP’s Easter egg hunt at 12pm or 2pm. For more information and reservations, visit tapat1180.com or call 404.374.2220.

Parish:
Parish Hosts the Easter Bunny!
If you’re on the hunt for family fun this Easter on Sunday, April 16th look no further! Dig into Chef Stuart Tracy’s brunch menu from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. while enjoying the Easter bunny! The guest of honor will be hopping by each table for pictures and candy treats. Parish will be closed for dinner service. For more information or to make reservations, visit parishatl.com or call 404.681.4434.

ROOM:
We’re all EARS!
Hop over to ROOM for Easter brunch! We will feature our weekend a la carte menu, as well as holiday specials. Brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Specials include:
Spiral Ham, grain mustard and brandy glaze, sour cream mashed potatoes, green beans, market carrots
Carrot cake, candied pecans, cream anglaise sauce
We will see you there! For reservations, call 404.418.1250

Lobby:
Have an Eggcellent Easter at Lobby Bar & Bistro!

On Sunday, April 16th enjoy Easter brunch at Lobby Bar & Bistro from 11:00 am-3:00pm with specials such as the Crab Cake Benedict. Live jazz will begin at 12:00pm and a Bloody Mary Bar will be offered at 12:30pm. Easter dinner will be served from 5:00 -10:00 p.m.

To make your reservations today call 404.961.7370.

Lobby Bar and Bistro | 361 17th Street, Atlanta, GA 30363

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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