Jim Stacy, television host and owner of Pallookaville Fine Foods, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies at the 8th Annual Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) Awards to be held on Sunday, November 2, at the Foundry at Puritan Mill in Atlanta. The GRACE Awards recognize and pay tribute to the leaders who have made outstanding contributions to Georgia's restaurant industry and all finalists are peer nominated.
Stacy is the host of the award-winning cable show “Get Delicious!,” which airs on Atlanta’s Public Broadcasting television station PBA 30, and also serves as cohost of “Deep Fried Masters” on Discovery Channel’s Destination America. Stacy has appeared on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” and is the owner of Palookaville Fine Foods in Avondale Estates, Georgia. Stacy has five Emmys, three Telly Awards, and a GABBY Award, and is known for his corndogs.
Previously, Stacy opened a restaurant in Athens, Georgia, called The Downstairs, bartended at the Manhattan Café, and bought the Star Community Bar in Little Five Points, which he sold to run the Starlight Drive-In Theatre, an Atlanta institution since 1949.