Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/2/17
Atlanta’s TWO urban licks and Boston’s STRIP by Strega Place Friendly Wager in Time
Super Bowl LI
In Honor of the Big Game this Sunday, Local Restaurant Raises the Stakes
In honor of the rivalry brewing between the two cities leading up to the Super Bowl game, Atlanta’s Concentrics Restaurants has placed a friendly wager with Boston restaurateur Nick Varano of STRIP by Strega.
If Atlanta comes out on top this Sunday and defeats New England on the field, STRIP by Strega will ship down an authentic taste of Boston by sharing a traditional New England Clambake, expertly crafted by STRIP by Strega Executive Chef Farouk Bazoune, along with a $250 donation to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. If New England gets the win, Chef Michael Bertozzi of TWO urban licks will send up a traditional southern BBQ dinner, boasting favorites including mouth-watering brisket and pork ribs, and will make a $250 donation to a Boston-based food pantry.
The wager has been placed and the stakes are high. Both cities are confident in their hometown team, however only one city will be celebrating the big win with a full belly, and we have a feeling that TWO urban licks will be enjoying a clambake come Monday.
Super Bowl Sunday – February 5, 2017
TWO Urban Licks
820 Ralph McGill Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
STRIP by Strega
64 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116
About TWO urban licks:
TWO urban licks has been heating up the Atlanta restaurant scene with its “Fiery American Cooking” since opening in the fall of 2004. The one-of-kind experience has won over the Atlanta dining scene making it one of the city’s busiest restaurants on a nightly basis. TWO has garnered an abundance of local and national accolades including Conde Nast Traveler’s “Hot List”, Bon Appetit’s “Hot 50 Tables” and one of Rachael Ray’s “favorite restaurants” in the country as told to InStyle Magazine. Nominated year after year as “Best Restaurant Scene” and “Best Place to Take an Out of Towner”, it is no wonder that guests keep coming back for more. Located at 820 Ralph McGill Boulevard in Atlanta, Ga., TWO serves dinner seven nights per week and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. They also feature live blues Wednesday through Saturday. For reservations and more information, call 404.522.4622 or visit twourbanlicks.com. Stay connected on Instagram and Twitter at @twourbanlicks and on Facebook at Facebook.com/TWOurbanlicks.
About Concentrics Restaurants:
Concentrics Restaurants, founded in 2002 by Bob Amick and Todd Rushing, is an Atlanta-based restaurant operating group that offers a full-service design, development, consulting and management firm that provides A to Z food and beverage solutions for freestanding restaurants and hotels across the nation. Concentrics currently owns five properties in Atlanta including ONE. midtown kitchen, TWO urban licks, TAP, Parish, and Nexto. Current and previous client concepts include Atlanta’s Murphy’s, The Painted Pin, The Painted Duck, FLIP Burger Boutique, HD1, La Pietra Cucina, STATS (a partnership with Atlanta’s Sports Radio 790 The Zone and Legacy Property Group), Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria (a partnership with Legacy Property Group). 30 Tables and 11 Stories at Glenn Hotel and Lobby Bar and Bistro and ROOM at Twelve within TWELVE Hotels, owned by Novare Development. Nationally, Concentrics has proudly created, consulted and represented a variety of hotel and restaurant clients including Winter Park, FL’s Luma on Park and Prato (with CEO and Chairman of the Board of NASCAR, Brian France), Three Sixty, an indoor-outdoor rooftop bar offering unparalleled view and perched atop of the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark (owned by LHM), St. Louis’ The Cheshire Hotel (Boundary, Basso, The Back Room, The Market, Upstairs – owned by LHM), 8UP: Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen at The Hilton at Clay Commons in Louisville, KY (FHG), Montgomery, AL’s Central, Chicago’s The Restaurants at theWit Hotel (ROOF, cibo matto, State + Lake – owned by the ECD Company), San Diego’s Juniper and Ivy (Chef Richard Blais and Juniper Hospitality) and more. Concentrics Restaurants has been recognized in nationally-acclaimed publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Food Arts, O: The Oprah Magazine, Delta SKY and many more. Amick and his concepts have been nominated for several James Beard Awards including “Outstanding Restaurateur” and “Best Restaurant”. For more information visit concentricsrestaurants.com
About STRIP by Strega:
Located at 64 Arlington at Park Plaza in the new Boston Park Plaza, STRIP by Strega is a high-energy, uber-modern Italian steakhouse concept serving as Boston’s epicenter for exceptional, inspiring dishes, creative cocktails and upscale nightlife. Created by Boston-based restaurateur Nick Varano and The Varano Group, STRIP by Strega is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30am to 4pm and serves dinner seven days a week from 4:00pm to 10:00pm seven days a week, with late night service beginning at 10:00pm nightly. Valet parking is available. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 617.456.5300 or visit www.STRIPbyStregaBoston.com. Facebook: STRIP by Strega; Instagram: @STRIPbyStrega; Twitter: @STRIPByStrega.
About The Varano Group:
The Varano Group, owned by Boston restaurateur Nick Varano, operates several establishments including, Strega North End located in Boston’s historic Little Italy; Strega Waterfront located in Boston’s hottest dining destination, the Seaport District; Nico Ristorante, also located in Boston’s Little Italy; Strega Prime in Woburn and STRIP by Strega in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. The Varano Group is known for its authentic Italian cuisine and unparalleled customer service. For more information please visit www.thevaranogroup.com