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Georgia Restaurant Association Award Nominees

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The Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) revealed the finalists for the 8th Annual Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) Awards. These finalists are peer-nominated and the winners will be announced November 2nd at the GRACE. We are proud to

 

 

The GRACE Awards recognize and pay tribute to the leaders who have made outstanding contributions to Georgia’s restaurant industry. All finalists are peer nominated, which ensures that we honor the most deserving of our Industry. To learn more about the GRACE Awards, or purchase tickets, visit www.garestaurants.org/GRACE.

 

 

2014 GRACE AWARDS FINALISTS

 

 

Restaurateur of the Year

 

 

George Frangos and Jason Mann, Farm Burger

 

 

Neal McCarthy and Steven Satterfield, Miller Union

 

 

Jennifer and Ben Johnson, Shelley Sweet, West Egg Café, The General Muir, Fred’s Meat & Bread, Yalla and Todd Ginsberg, The General Muir, Fred’s Meat & Bread, Yalla

Industry

 

 

Partner of the Year

 

 

Fishbowl

 

 

Georgia Power

 

 

United Healthcare

 

 

Distinguished Service Award

 

 

Atlanta Community Food Bank

 

 

Chick-fil-A

 

 

Waffle House
The Innovator Award

 

 

Kevin Gillespie, Gunshow

 

 

Nick Melvin, Doux South and Venkman’s

 

 

Jiyeon Lee and Cody Taylor, Sobban

 

 

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

 

 

Hal Nowak of Hal’s on Old Ivy

 

 

Chairman’s Award

 

 

Commissioner Gary W. Black, Georgia Department of Agriculture

 

 

For more information, ticket reservations, and/or sponsorship opportunities, visit the website at www.garestaurants.org/GRACE.

 

 

Georgia Tourism partnered with the Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) to incorporate the association’s complete list of restaurants on www.exploregeorgia.org.

 

Lauren Cleland

Lauren Cleland is the voice of Explore Georgia on social media. She loves ice cold sweet tea, anything peach flavored, channeling Scarlett O’Hara in her daily life and sharing the wonders of her beloved Georgia with all of you!