TWO urban licks restaurant has been heating up the Atlanta restaurant scene with its “Fiery American Cooking” and live music since opening in the fall of 2004. The one-of-a-kind experience available at TWO urban licks has won over the Atlanta dining scene making it one of the city’s busiest restaurants.

About TWO

About TWO:

TWO URBAN LICKS’ INCREDIBLE WOOD-FIRED CUISINE, LIVE ROTATING ROTISSERIES, UNIQUE 26 FOOT WINE ON TAP BARREL WALL (THE FIRST IN THE COUNTRY!), FUNKY LIVE BLUES, BREATHTAKING DOWNTOWN SKYLINE VIEWS AND THE “WOW” DESIGN CENTERED AROUND THE FLOOR TO CEILING TODD MURPHY PAINTING LIT BY A GAS LAMP WALL MAKES TWO TRULY ONE OF A KIND. THE INNOVATIVE, DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL, WINE PROGRAM CONSISTS SOLELY OF STAINLESS STEEL BARRELS OF WINE DISPLAYED IN A 26 FOOT, GLASS AND STEEL, TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED TOWER SITUATED PROMINENTLY IN THE RESTAURANT. WINES ARE DRAWN BY GRAVITY AND SERVED AS A HALF GLASS, GLASS, MINI THIEF (10 OUNCES), HALF THIEF (20 OUNCES), AND FULL THIEF (42 OUNCES). THE TOWER, WHICH CAN HOLD 6 BARRELS ACROSS, FEATURES A GRAVITY FLOWED SYSTEM FOR POURING AND A SCISSOR LIFT THAT RISES TO THE TOP ALLOWING FOR MAINTENANCE AND REPLACING OF THE BARRELS. THE BAR ALSO BOASTS 4 IN HOUSE DRAFT COCKTAILS, INFUSIONS AND A STATE OF THE ART BEER PROGRAM. 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 LOCALLY 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 DINNER SEVEN NIGHTS PER WEEK AND BRUNCH ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. TWO ALSO FEATURES LIVE BLUES WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. TWO IS LOCATED DIRECTLY ON THE BELTLINE AND OFFERS AL FRESCO DINING WHICH SECURED TWO’S TITLE OF ONE OF “AMERICA’S BEST OUTDOOR RESTAURANTS” COURTESY OF TRAVEL + LEISURE.

Jay Swift, Executive Chef

With more than 30 years of culinary experience, award-winning chef and restauranteur Jay Swift is the newest addition to the Concentrics Restaurants’ team and has been named executive chef of TWO urban licks. With a lifelong passion for cooking, Swift has spent time and honed his culinary prowess in kitchens across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions including Washington D.C., his home state of Maryland, Boston, and New York City before landing in Atlanta.

Quickly becoming a beloved chef, restauranteur, and fixture in Atlanta’s culinary community, Swift is best known for taking the reins at South City Kitchen where he received rave reviews for his successful overhaul of the restaurant’s contemporary Southern menu and his highly applauded restaurant, 4th & Swift, that received significant local and national recognition. For his latest adventure, Swift is at the helm of the kitchen at TWO urban licks, the iconic, go-to dining destination located on the Atlanta BeltLine that serves wood-fired cuisine and has an impressive wine program that includes a 26-foot wine on tap barrel wall, in house draft cocktails, infusions, signature cocktails, and a state of the art beer program. A mainstay throughout his culinary career, Swift will once again use the freshest and finest ingredients and continue his commitment to provide unparalleled service and experiences that inspire a connection with the guests.

Among his accolades, Swift was named Restaurateur of the Year in 2012 at the 6th Annual Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence Awards. He’s also been honored with two invitations to cook at the renowned James Beard House in New York City.