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Polo, cocktails, live music. Repeat. I

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listen to music pretty much all day. I have bluetooth speakers in every room and earbuds in every pocket. Spotify, Pandora and iTunes provide me with a soundtrack to my life. I toggle between my own playlists and music these all-knowing virtual DJs find for me. When I sail with my dear friend Tom, he plays bluegrass which seems fitting as we leave behind land and all its trappings and find ourselves. I find myself thinking, dreaming, sharing, smiling and appreciating.  Live music is even more powerful, I think. In the last 12 months, I saw Madonna, Elvis Costello, the amazing young R&B/jazz powerhouse Jerrod Lawson, Howard Jones, Indigo Girls, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and a talented bluegrass trio led by fiddler, Jeremy Kittel. Listening (and dancing) to music, as it happens is magical. When I saw the announcement for this month’s Wire & Wood Songwriters Festival lineup come across my desk from Russell Carter Artist Management, my interest piqued. Then, when our publisher Jim Newman and associate editor Darce Richardson secured our partnership with the Festival producers, I was thrilled.  We’ll be up close and personal right here in downtown Alpharetta and at Avalon for two days, October 7 and 8. Join us for Kristian Bush, Emily Saliers, the one and only John Oates, Shawn Mullins and loads of newer talent who will be added to my playlist, I’m sure. The kickoff concert and some shows are free (say what?) and a festival pass is only $35 for access to five stages. Kids under 12 are free and you should bring your budding musicians.  Check out our Facebook page for news and a ticket give-away and visit WireAndWoodAlpharetta.com.  We’ll be chasing this event with Polo in the Pines, happening October 8 and 9 at the Atlanta Regional Polo Club, over Vinings way.  The incredibly generous and organized Tina Fowler, Jennifer Bonner and their team, plus the talent at Sean O’Keefe Events have put together a menu and silent auction (luxury car experiences, private chef dinner, beach houses, private hunts) to complement two days of polo action.  Find your groove this month, toast to the people who make you happiest and we’ll see you around! Sue SCollins@LifestylePubs.com On the cover: Polo in the Pines, October 8 and 9, will benefit CURE Childhood Cancer’s work, honoring Lacey JoLynn Johnson and Matthew Willis. Join us for Saturday’s matches and a siSue G. Collins, Editor lent auction punctuated with craft cocktails and cuisine from our favorite restaurants. For SCollins@LifestylePubs.com Sunday’s new Atlanta Polo Brunch Festival, the ponies will be back, with bloody marys, the best brunch bites and more fun at the Atlanta Regional Polo grounds. Photo styled by Sean O'Keefe. Photography by Fredrik Brauer. 

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October 2016

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Food & Wine

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Giving Back

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Hops & Vine

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Artist’s Palette

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Parting Thoughts

24 Polo, Picnics and Horsepower

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Around Town

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From 6-9 p.m guests can mingle, indulge in delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine, and receive a complimentary evaluation from Dr. Graivier. Guests will also receive complimentary skin care analysis, tours and chair massages, as well as watch live demos and take advantage of exclusive event pricing on treatments and procedures. The evening will end with fabulous door prizes and a V.I.P. swag bag. See Dr. Gravier's ad in this issue of Alpharetta Lifestyle for more information. Follow The Graivier Center on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, or sign up at  TheGraivierCenter.com to be the first to know when reservations for the November 3 event are open.

CURTAINS UP AT ALPHARETTA HIGH  Alpharetta High School’s Theatre program, under the direction of Sarah Stoffle, is gearing up for its first production of the 2016-2017 season. A Night of One Act Plays: The Spitfire Grill and The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon, plays at 7 p.m.  on October 14  and 15  and at 3 p.m. October 16, at Alpharetta High School’s Performing Arts Center, 3595 Webb Bridge Road. Tickets are $10 in advance online or $12 at the door. 

MEET US AT WIRE AND WOOD! Alpharetta Lifestyle is proud media sponsor of  the fourth annual Alpharetta Wire & Wood Songwriter Festival and we are looking forward to two great nights of music and fun this October 7th and 8th! Come join us downtown Alpharetta where prominent songwriters from across the country will convene for the 2-day festival.  Free kickoff events will be held at Avalon from 6-8:30 p.m., featuring artists Andrew Ripp and Jimmy LaFave on the stage in the plaza, and in downtown Alpharetta from 7-10 p.m. On Saturday, October 8th, music will feature  on five stages in the streets of Alpharetta. Attendees can see multiple sets of music showcased in truly unique and intimate settings. The music will begin at 5 p.m. and extend throughout the evening. John Oates (of Hall & Oates), Emily Saliers (of Indigo Girls), Kristian Bush

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Shawn Mullins, and John Gorka are this years featured headliners.

that Seven Bridges Oktoberfest, a Märzen style beer fermented

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with true German lager yeast, will be available in package and on

BBQ, Jekyll Brewing, and Hop Alley Brew Pub. Purchase tick-

tap in select markets in Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina,

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traditional German Märzen-style as well as new American tech-

GRAIVIER'S EVENING OF BEAUTY Join Dr. Graivier and his staff at The Graivier Centers Roswell location on November 3  for the 9th annual Evening of Beauty.

niques, by using both Munich malts and Tettnanger hops. While Seven Bridges is traditionally German in nature, the name is wildly regional: inspired by the allegedly haunted CCC Road with seven bridges, in Rome, Georgia. JekyllBrewing.com CONTINUED >

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TEE UP FOR MFRF GOLF TOURNEY Milton First Responders Foundation Second Annual Golf Tournament to be held at the gorgeous Alpharetta Athletic Club East Course (Crooked Creek) is coming up on October 17, so if you haven’t signed up now is the time.  Featuring a Par 72 Mike Riley design that plays to 6,960 yards, the course is built on beautiful, rolling terrain that features large mature

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Food & Wine

The Still

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fter hosting an exclusive preview of their new tasting room, Independent Distilling Company—Atlanta’s first licensed distillery to launch since prohibition—Founders Michael Anderson and Tommy Williams finally had the chance to reflect and toast to reaching the next level of what they worked so hard to achieve. After the strenuous hustle, politics and perseverance, Anderson, 42, and Williams, 44, realized their dream once receiving the permit to begin producing their Hellbender Corn Whiskey in January of 2014. By July of that year, the whiskey hit shelves of bars and retailers leading to high praise, increased demand, and eventually two more additions to the family—the Independent Rum and Hellbender Bourbon. But operating, promoting  and developing a successful craft distillery in Georgia is certainly no walk in the park. “Starting a distillery and trying to compete in a spirits market that is dominated by major producers is not for the faint of heart,” says Williams, who also owns Storm Guard Exterior Restoration in Alpharetta. “We make everything ourselves in house, from bringing in local grain all the way to bottling. It is a very labor, capital and time-intensive process. Then there are all of the legal and permit hurdles you have to overcome when you’re trying to do something that hasn’t been done locally in around 100 years. But it all feels worth it when you have a glass of your spirits in front of you that was a result of all that effort.” According to the American Distilling Institute, “Craft spirits are the products of an independently-owned distillery with maximum annual sales of 52,000 cases where the product is physically distilled and bottled on-site.” Independent surely fits the bill, doing all of the mashing, fermenting and bottling by hand all in house, but there is something that makes them extraordinary: They make it a priority to pay homage to the South by using ingredients primarily from the region including Georgia-grown corn from Riverview Farms in Ranger, Ga. Understandably, this motto has led to Independent’s burgeoning fan base. “The craft distilling movement has blown up across the country, but Georgia is just now starting to catch on,” explains Anderson. “But now, everywhere we go or when people visit the distillery, the reception is always fantastic. People get really excited about what we are doing, which makes all of the hard work and frustration that comes with starting a distillery worth it.”  But even with the appreciation and patronage, Independent stays on task to be true to their craft, and, well, Independent.  “We’re a small shop to say the least, so our growth has been mostly organic to this point,” Williams says. “Now that we are starting to release some of our aged products, we are starting to do a lot more events and getting in front of people. The city has so much going on so there are some great opportunities to do some really cool events. As far as sales, with our focus on aged spirits, we don’t expect to see a significant increase until we start releasing larger quantities of finished products. Right now our focus is on getting as many barrels filled as we can.” Discussing the future, it’s promising according to Williams, who lives in Brookhaven. “We plan to continue building awareness for our current CONTINUED >

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brands and releasing additional aged products as they become available. We’re also working on several new and unique products that we hope to be able to share in the future.” Talks have also surfaced about a gin, a malt whiskey and even collaborations with local breweries. With some of Atlanta’s most renowned mixologists demanding their products, companies like The Frye Company in Ponce City Market making it a priority to feature their Bourbon at private soirees, and the steadily increasing number of imbibers lining up on Saturdays for their tastings from 2 to 5 p.m. every Saturday, the sky is the limit for Independent Distilling. Independent Distilling Company is located at 731 E College Ave, Unit D, Decatur.

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Northside's Volunteers Foster Growth ARTICLE KATHERINE WATSON | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

Northside Hospital’s Business Office staff, from left: Christopher Richmond, Hugh Roberts, Natasha Morris and Mary White.

survey. The hospital also ranked No. 1 in Georgia, ahead of 14 other Georgia-based companies, and was named the Southeast’s top health care employer.  Northside is experiencing tremendous growth.  Expansion and construction projects are underway or in design phase at six of Northside’s campuses. The goal? To provide greater patient access to quality medical care. The new Northside Hospital-Cherokee is on schedule for a 2017 opening.  Drivers along I-575 in Canton can see the spectacular main building rising on a beautiful hilltop. This health care campus will initially include the hospital and a medical office building, a distinctive women’s center, cancer center, and 900 parking spaces. Northside

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Hospital-Forsyth

has

under-

ach year, a growing number of individu-

technology, research, clinical education, com-

gone near-continuous expansion since being

als, schools and area businesses support

munity wellness and charity care.

acquired in 2002. This year the hospital has

Northside through generous gifts of time, talent

In the Southeast, no other community hos-

added three additional floors to better serve the

and treasure to the hospital’s Foundation. While

pital diagnoses and treats more cases of breast

burgeoning North Fulton / Forsyth region. The

primarily

the

cancer than the Northside Hospital Cancer

new construction brings the hospital’s inpatient

Northside Hospital Foundation also has a strong

a

fundraising

organization,

Institute. In 2015, grants from It’s The Journey,

bed count to 247 (currently 231) and the total

commitment to building stronger and healthier

Susan G. Komen and Georgia CORE enabled

number of beds, including observation, to 325.

communities through volunteerism and outreach.

Northside to fund screening mammograms and

Northside’s newest medical campus is being

Last year, nearly 4,000 Northside volunteers

other breast procedures for 776 women who

developed in East Cobb. The 100,000-square-

donated more than 30,000 hours of their time to

couldn’t afford them.

foot Northside East Cobb Medical Center,

community service projects throughout the hos-

Each generous gift is greatly appreciated

located at Johnson Ferry Road and Olde Towne

pital’s service areas. Northside is dedicated to the

and tax-deductible. Northside Hospital is one

Parkway in Marietta, is expected to open in

enrichment of the communities they serve.

of the most respected health care organiza-

December 2016. This medical center will fea-

Employees, physicians, Auxilians and their

tions in the Southeast and has a decades-long

ture Northside physicians providing services

families and friends are connected to local

commitment to balancing clinical excellence

that include imaging, primary care, urgent care,

volunteer opportunities – organized walks,

with compassionate care. That commitment

and other specialties.

rides and runs; collection drives for the Atlanta

holds true today. Northside leads the U.S. in

Other major health projects are underway

Community Food Bank, Children’s Restoration

newborn deliveries, diagnoses and treats the

that will add even more health care quality,

Network and Partnership Against Domestic

most cancer cases in Georgia, and is among

access and diversification – look for Northside

Violence; and other service projects such play-

the state’s top providers of surgical ser-

to grow in Woodstock, Sandy Springs and

ing Bingo with local seniors. Financially, the

vices. More than 2,500 physicians and 14,000

Midtown Atlanta.

Foundation hosts giving campaigns, community

employees provide medical services for nearly

events, and other activities throughout the year

2 million patient visits each year.

to raise money to support essential initiatives

In 2016, Northside ranked No. 18 (out of 500)

of Northside Hospital such as leading-edge

on Forbes America’s Best Large Employers

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olo in the Pines, October 8 and 9 will benefit CURE Childhood Cancer’s work, honoring Lacey JoLynn

Johnson and Matthew Willis. Join us for Saturday’s fastpaced matches, a silent auction punctuated with craft cocktails and cuisine from our favorite restaurants. For Sunday’s new Atlanta Polo Brunch Festival, the ponies will be back, with bloody marys, the best brunch bites and more action at the Atlanta Regional Polo grounds.  Here's this year's honor roll, at press time. Warm thanks to these and the partners who have since saddled up.

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Ale’s Draft Pick Terrapin Cinnamon Roll’d W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout

BEER NAME:

BREWERY:

STYLE:

Cinnamon Roll’d W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout Terrapin Beer Co., Athens, GA

PRICE TAG:

American Imperial Stout

WHAT’S THE FLAVOR:

Bittersweet chocolate and dark-roasted coffee with a sprinkle of cinnamon and notes of hazlenut. Nugget hops balance sweetness perfectly AROMA:

A hybrid of a groumet coffee house and a chocolatier’s kitchen at their busiest hours. WOULD TASTE BEST WITH:

Chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream, strawberry cheesecake, peanut butter cookies, a warm coffee roll with icing, or a snifter and a roaring fire. OVERALL:

Extremely limited, but there are other versions of this Imperial Coffee Oatmeal Stout to try including the upcoming one fused with tart cherries. Silky smooth and thick with low carbonation, coating the tongue like a decadent liquid dessert - or breakfast should.

$11.99 for 750ml bottle ABV:

9.4%

FINAL COMMENTS:

Serving as a dedicated beer writer, consultant, judge, show host, lecturer, ans sincere advocate under the alias Ale Sharpton, picking my favorite beer can always be a challenge due to constant introductions of new additions. However, after much consideration (and tasting), Terrapin Beer Company Cinnamon Roll’d W-n-B (Wake-n-Bake) Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout out of Athens, Georgia is indeed one of my top choices. Fusing a premium blend from local Athens coffee maker Jittery Joe’s and generous douses of cinnamon, this is pure liquid decadence. Since this is a part of their Reserve Series, Terrapin often changes things up with their potent stouts, and then new one they have on deck for late 2016 is one fused with tart cherry. Look for that soon. I do hope they bring the Cinnamon version back soon, though!

Dennis Malcolm Byron aka Ale Sharpton is a world-renowned beer authority, award-winning journalist, blogger (AleSharpton.com), photographer event planner, show host (Cruisin’ For A Brewsin’) and gourmand. He proudly resides in Atlanta. Follow him on Twitter (@alesharpton) and Instagram (@realalesharpton).

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Hops & Vine

Alpharetta's Best Brew BEER NAME:

BREWERY:

Hootn’ & Hollern’ Double IPA Jekyll Brewing, Alpharetta

STYLE:

Double India Pale Ale

HOPS:

Amarillo and Summit

PRICE TAG:

$9.99 for a 4 pack bottles ABV:

COLOR:

8.8%

A deep, rich chestnut brown

WHAT’S THE FLAVOR:

This DIPA is different. Instead of the popular citrus burst immediately from the sip, there is a more oaky. piney earthiness in the one, along with characteristics found in rye-infused ales and that is not a bad thing at all. In fact, it’s a refreshing approach to this style, with more controlled notes of apricot, mango and mandarin orange working with a caramel and toffee backbone. The flavors reach their peak at a cool—not cold—temperature. AROMA:

Wonderfully complex with a fusion of pine, orange and pineapple with a little alcohol heat to wake up the nose in the proper glass like a tulip or teku. WOULD TASTE BEST WITH:

Grilled, glazed chicken; gumbo; chili; Wisconsin sharp cheddar; Jamaican cuisine; fried seafood; Nashville-style hot chicken; and legitimate enchiladas. OVERALL:

Often, brewers of double India pale ales are known to not only boost the alcohol levels well over seven percent, but also make the hops considerably more aggressive in aroma and palate profiles. Jekyll did a solid job balancing the earthy bitterness with the malty base while allowing mentionable notes of mango, pineapple and even a toffee finish so that no single characteristic takes the backseat. I am looking forward to Jekyll’s consistent growth and heightened will to experiment. Things are evidently promising for this Alpharetta gem going into its third brewing year. 28

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ARTICLE MICHELLE VENTULETT

K

en Small of Alpharetta discovered a way to capture his childhood memories and passion for stadiums and bring them to life in a seventh grade required wood shop class. While most of his peers constructed standard bookcases as their final project, Ken meticulously recreated the horseshoe shaped Georgia Tech football stadium in multiple layers of wood.  This year, his Home Fields  work  is showcased alongside 85 carefully selected local and regional artists, craftsmen, gourmet food purveyors, and unique gift vendors at the  sixth annual Elegant Elf Marketplace presented by the Sandy Springs Society. An avid sports fan from a young age, furthering his penchant for stadiums, Ken built a career around sports, becoming a sports writer at the Miami Herald and then marketing director for  the Miami Dolphins. This job would allow him to see virtually every NFL stadium in the United States up close and in person.  He found that in addition to stadiums, he was also fascinated with ballparks, especially the old ones built to fit city blocks allowing

each to take on its own unique personality. Growing up in northern Illinois, he became especially fond of Comiskey Park where he would recall special times and memories with friends and family. When he learned they were to demolish Comiskey Park, Ken knew he needed a way to keep his fond memories and favorite ballpark alive.  “I grew up the biggest White Sox fan in America. When they tear down your favorite ballpark, they take a piece of your heart with it,” says Ken. “I wanted a way to recall my good times at Comiskey Park, and I wanted the Orange Bowl right alongside it.” So Ken put his vast knowledge to work creating Comiskey Park and the Orange Bowl out of wood for his own enjoyment. Before long Home Fields Inc. was born to the delight of stadium and sports fans of all ages across the country. Today the Home Fields, Inc. operation recreates over 140 historically correct professional and college football and baseball stadiums as well as basketball arena replicas from engineered wood, each personally designed by Small. The space between the front and back layers of wood creates a stunning 3-D effect and is delicately lit with LED bulbs in the base of each case. Ken is especially proud of the personal history of each stadium that he includes on the back of the stadium. “I’m a stadium fanatic. From history to design and every last detail our replicas are 100% accurate,” states Ken.   Like Home Fields, all Elegant Elf Marketplace artisans are hand-selected for the “shop for a cause” fundraiser that takes place Saturday, November 5, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Sunday, November 6, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Lake Forest Elementary School, 5920 Sandy Springs Circle. There is $5 entrance fee, free entrance for children 10 and under with easy access free parking. All proceeds benefit the Sandy Springs Society’s philanthropic grants program that this year funded over 25 non-profit organizations in the community. In addition to one-of-a-kind vendors like Home Fields, adding to the experience is special entertainment and new attractions this year including student performances from local schools, authors, and a fashion show, highlighting the clothing and jewelry sold at the show. Shoppers will be able to reenergize themselves with a delicious lunch and snacks at the Polar Express Café and also purchase tickets for festive raffle packages.  For more information, visit us at SandySpringsSociety.org. October 2016 | AlpharettaLifestylePubs.com

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ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY DENNIS MALCOLM BYRON AKA ALE SHARPTON

A

s a dedicated beer writer, consultant, judge, show host, lecturer and sincere advocate under the alias Ale Sharpton, picking my favorite beer can always be a challenge due to constant introductions of new additions. Thanks to the craft beer boom especially throughout the last decade, bars, retailers and restaurants are beginning to truly appreciate the vast tasting profiles ales and lagers provide, directly increasing the demands of constant innovation. Well, during my years of research, it often becomes difficult to choose a favorite within this growing plethora of liquid gold. However, when I do find one that wows me, I let the world know. Enter the Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale direct from Athens, Georgia. The word “pale” can often be correlated to lacking color or vibrancy. Of course, the “pale ale” term is simply a beer style in relation to its light color, but everything else about this fantastic beer is the exact opposite. Making its debut in June of 2016 by perhaps the most revered brewery in Georgia since its inception two years ago, the Automatic is vibrant, refreshing, and simply a lip-smackin’ pour of excellence. Both the aroma and taste boast notes of pear, pineapple, and a tad of grassy earthiness mostly due to the ingenious utilization of Mosaic and Crystal hops. Even more impressive is its drinkability, meaning you can consume a few of these in one “session” due to its merciful 5.2 percent alcohol by volume and light body. Even Automatic’s packaging is stellar, thanks to local Athens painter Michelle Fontaine, who embraced the previous owners of the brewery’s home, a Chevrolet dealership in the 1940s followed by the iconic Snow Tire Company. Adding some pop culture feel of the mid-1900s and soft pastel colors, eyes are easily captivated to its can.  And its name? Creature Comforts says, “The name ‘Automatic’ is a nod to the amazing community in which we're located—Athens, Ga. It’s a reference to the slogan of local restaurant Weaver D’s that inspired one of REM’s most prolific albums, Automatic for the People.” REM is also from Athens. It was truly difficult to follow the footsteps to its big brother, Creature Comforts’ nationally renowned flagship beer—the Tropicália India Pale Ale—but Automatic made it seem like it was, well, automatic to maintain its maker’s illustrious reputation.

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Get this beer while you can since it is seasonal and only available in Georgia. It is that good. If not, the Tropicália will keep you in sippin’ bliss since it is served throughout the year. Beer: Automatic Pale Ale Brewery: Creature Comforts Alcohol By Volume: 5.2 percent  Tasting Notes: Pear, pineapple, grapefruit… basically that fruit cocktail you loved in elementary school ending with a slight bitterness. Add a little pine to its fruity nose and you have the Automatic. Dennis Malcolm Byron aka Ale Sharpton is a world-renowned beer authority,

award-winning

journalist,

blogger

(AleSharpton.com),

photographer event planner, show host (Cruisin’ For A Brewsin’ and gourmand. He proudly resides in Atlanta. Follow him on Twitter (@alesharpton) and Instagram (@realalesharpton).


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Lifestyle Calendar

October OCTOBER 1 QUEEN OF HEARTS OUTDOOR FESTIVAL QUEEN OF HEARTS ANTIQUES AND INTERIORS, ALPHARETTA Dealers from all three stores will be participating in this fun event and will be providing baked goods for a bake sale with all proceeds going to breast cancer research. The Queen of Hearts will match donations

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OCTOBER 1

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Downtown will be lined with over 100 scare-

cations around downtown Alpharetta (Tickets are $35). Follow Al-

crows this month. Entertainment includes:

pharetta Lifestyle on Facebook to win tickets or purchase online at

groovy country music, games of crow-corn-

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hole, hay rides, quirky face painting, historical demos, artsy activities, stimulating story-tell-

OCTOBER 8 & 9

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POLO IN THE PINES

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OCTOBER 15 ALPHAPALOOZA ALPHARETTA FIRST UNITED METHODIST Alphapalooza promises to be a fun day for all ages, with food trucks, a pumpkin patch and entertainment. Mission booths will feature hands-on activities and games, where you can learn simple ways to serve others in our community, across the country and around the world. Admission is free. AFUMC.org

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Parting Thoughts

MORE THAN A MEAL:

a Feature Production ARTICLE PAIGE SPOONER

M

ost people view cooking as a chore, maybe

CAMERA:

a labor of love, but still work. There’s shop-

This is when the crowd starts to gather. The

ping, chopping, sautéing, simmering, boiling,

crabs and crawfish crowd into their new,

baking, roasting and grilling. For a few glorious

steaming hot tub! Here’s where it comes in

moments, there’s the actual partaking of the

handy to be ambidextrous as there is always a

meal that took all that effort to prepare…and in

beer in one hand and a paddle to stir the mud

what seems like a split second, they’re gone –

bugs around in the other.

all your people, they leave you with the clean up. Sometimes, this takes even longer than

It is now an all out event…. a major feature production under way.

preparing the meal itself. There’s nothing worse than being left alone in the kitchen with a bunch of greasy pots and pans.

ACTION:

Sounds and smells unlike any others in the

But, this is a totally different story if you’re

world inundate this space--spicy cayenne aroma

Cajun! Cajun cooking isn’t just going through

fused with lemon zest--kids running around

the motions; it’s a total EXPERIENCE, a fea-

with live crawfish as weapons and adults taking

ture production, if you will.

it all in anticipating their mouthwatering treats ahead. Cajun accents yelling over the roaring

REHEARSAL:

Of course, there’s still shopping and chopping (the holy trinity of onions and bell pepper and

butane burner and Zydeco music just add to the experience. These echoes and scents spill from the backyard boil--a little slice of heaven on earth.  

celery) but it’s all about the people--okay, the food’s pretty incredible, too. The Italians and

FINALE:

the Greeks know what I’m talking about as they

Finally, hundreds of beautifully boiled

have similar customs when it comes to cook-

crimson creatures are spread across a news-

ing…the more, the merrier. After all, someone’s

paper-lined table, or a more sophisticated

got to taste the cannoli and baklava.

set up with a hole in the middle for easily discarded shells. Chow time!  Piles begin to

STAGING:

mount as the faster peelers pull ahead.  

Cajuns thrive on the prep process! For

And don’t forget those costars…onion dip

example, take a good ol’ crawfish or crab

with saltines…maybe some oysters on the half

boil. Authentic Cajuns set out to check their

shell… mayo/ ketchup concoction and optional

crab traps and actually pull up their dinner

hot sauce for dipping …corn and potatoes and

from the marsh, the others of us buy a sack

all their boiled friends. A feast of happiness.

or two or three (depending on how much company we’re expecting). We rinse and

CUT:

purge, maybe ice them, some salt them, but

More batches follow and eventually, it grows

all have their favorite methods of getting

quiet, as there are fewer and fewer mudbugs

them ready to boil.

on the table. Everyone is fat and happy.  Ahhhh! 

LIGHTS:

washing liquid, and a quick prayer that the

Cleanup--easy: a hose and Dawn dishThe burner is lit--all the goodies neces-

garbage is running the next day.

sary for this perfect formula are in place--the

There’s no experience quite like it…a good

costars: the Creole seasoning, lemons, salt, oil,

ol’ Cajun crawfish boil. It’s so much more

sausage, corn, potatoes, onions…there’s really

than just a meal.

nothing that can’t be thrown into the pot--it’s

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!

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