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LIFESTYLE LETTER

JUNE 2018 PUBLISHER

Jim Newman | jnewman@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Sue Collins | scollins@lifestylepubs.com SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Karyn Slovin | karyn.slovin@lifestylepubs.com

This one's for you, guys FOR THIS MEN’S ISSUE, I CHANNELED MY DAD, SPUD SPARLING, WHO LIVED

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Jenny Kepano | jenny.kepano@lifestylepubs.com Grisel Shtaida | grisel.shtaida@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Sue G. Collins, Dennis Malcolm Byron, Nicolette Martin

LIFE VORACIOUSLY AND WAS GREGARIOUS, HARD WORKING AND ATHLETIC. He worked hard but played harder. I was the first girl after four boys so I ran faster, climbed higher and just did more, not to keep up with my brothers, but to keep up with my dad. He and I white water rafted down the Snake River in Oregon, sailed Lake Michigan and canoed the Au Sable River in the dead of winter. It’s no wonder I loved working on this issue, traveling to Blue Ridge to push myself and breathe in the landscape and reflect on my blessings. I caught six gorgeous rainbow trout. Slippery little suckers! We’re thrilled to introduce five men who live or work in our community and are making an important contribution through their work in and out of the office. Say hello when you see them and let us know if there are men in your world who are making a difference. Chime in on our Facebook page or drop me a line so we can continue to tell stories about the engaging people who live right here.

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Sue G. Collins, Dennis Malcolm Byron, David Cannon, Heidi Geldhauser, David Hulsey

CORPORATE TEAM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER CHIEF SALES OFFICER CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DIRECTOR OF MARKETING ART DIRECTOR OPERATIONS DIRECTOR EDITORIAL MANAGER EDITORIAL AD MANAGER AD COORDINATORS

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Sue G. Collins, Editor P.S. Congratulations to my son, Patrick Collins on your high school graduation! Best wishes for smooth sailing to all our Johns Creek grads this month.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JUNE 2018

FEATURES 14 Where the Boys Go Men-centric spaces in Johns Creek.

18 Saluting Men Honoring five notable men.

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24 Blue Ridge Boys Getting lost in the North Georgia Mountains.

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14 DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Around Town

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Hot Spot

28 Driver’s Notebook 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


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season from 3-5 p.m., Friday, August 24, at Belmont Village Johns Creek with the Summer Send-Off, featuring area favorite Myron Harvey on the saxophone.  Enjoy live music and refreshments as you mix CONTINUED >

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JC REPRESENTED Johns Creek Convention and Visitors Bureau (JCCVB) Chairwoman, Lynda Lee Smith participated in a global panel conversation recently, presented by Urban Catalyst Lab (UCL) and the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. UCL and the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs have partnered to celebrate and explore the role of art in building urban resilience and sustainability. The ​discussion explored how art, policy and change align to achieve a sustainable and resilient urban future. Smith shared insight from JCCVB’s latest Tourism Product Development project “The Johns Creek Tunnel,” a result of collaboration between the JCCVB, City of Johns Creek, Georgia Department of Transportation, UCL, artists Kureshi and William Massey; and countless volunteers from the Johns Creek Arts community.

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FREE DENTIST WORK Jones Bridge Dental Care will be hosting its 11th annual Free Dentistry Day at 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 23. The event will be held at 11925 Jones Bridge Rd and will be providing no-cost service to more than 250 deserving people who are in need of dental treatment, but do not have the  means get it. Dental volunteers will provide examinations, digital X-rays, blood pressure and oral cancer screenings, and a choice of an extraction, filling, or cleaning procedures. The high demand event, also known as Dentistry from the Heart, will be under the supervision and instruction of Dr. Leo Yelizarov-Eliezer, Dr. Malikov,  and Dr. Nasseh. Patients will be taken on a first

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HOT SPOT

GU YS NIGHT OUT

HERE’S WHERE GENTS SHOULD TREAT THEMSELVES IN JOHNS CREEK

Photo Heidi Geldhauser Italian + Mediterranean = Sugo 14

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ARTICLE DENNIS MALCOLM BYRON PHOTOGRAPHY DENNIS MALCOLM BYRON, HEIDI GELDHAUSER AND PROVIDED HEY, GENTLEMEN! Have you been looking for a dining destination that would treat your palate, fullfil your appetite, and provide a great atmosphere for you and—if you choose—friends and family? Look no further. From Uncle Jack’s “Fred Flintstone Longbone Rib Chop” to Sugo’s Grilled Spanish Octopus, and the Original Shrimp Dogs from S&W Seafood, we’ve got you covered. Our lifestyle writer Dennis Malcolm Byron aka beer authority Ale Sharpton scouted the scene to find some locations to recommend for you to indulge in, enjoy and treat yourself.

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UNCLE JACK’S MEAT HOUSE

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Where can you find a steakhouse inspired by New York in the 1920s featuring hanging slabs of smoked bacon on handmade iron racks;

Photo Dennis Malcolm Byron

colossal racks of beef aging for weeks next to a bar stocked with a plethora of top-shelf spirits; bread baked in house; roasted corn pudding served like creme brûlée; smoked bourbon cocktails; and a former Food Network star— Willie Degel—as the owner? At Uncle Jack’s. Simply put, it’s awesome. UncleJacksMeathouseDuluth.com

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Photo Heidi Geldhauser

S&W SEAFOOD

Not all seafood restaurants have to be a fine dining experience. S&W has been a family-owned operation since 1934 and maintains the tradition of down-home fare ordered in the vibe of eating dockside. Everything from their two-handed

Photo Dennis Malcolm Byron

“Loaded Tacos” to a variety of seafood boils; lobster rolls; po’ boys; and a massive “Catfish and Friends” Platter featuring a whole catfish, gator tail bites, frog legs, and gulf shrimp for sharing is on the menu. Reel ‘em in!

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SUGO

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Eating Italian has always been a popular ethnic Photo Heidi Geldhauser

cuisine, but Sugo decided to add a delectable twist—integrating

Mediterranean

influences

along with craft cocktails, decadent desserts and a spacious patio to kick back. Note: Try the Meatball al Sugo which has been awarded the country’s best meatballs. There are numerous vegan and vegetarian options as well. This restaurant undoubtedly maintains the stellar Castellucci Hospitality Group’s reputation. SugoRestaurant.com 16

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SOLVING BACK PAIN AT THE WORKSHOP Sponsored By: Johns Creek Physical Therapy

Summer is here and this is the time of year all of us want to be active again! But often times low back pain can get in the way. Low Back Pain is the number one cause of disability in the world and affects millions of people every year. Back pain can manifest itself as simply pain in the back or can develop into sciatica. Sciatica is the term given to pain that travels down the back of the leg along the path of the sciatic nerve. Back pain and sciatica can simply be debilitating. It can be brought on from prolonged sitting, walking, standing, or doing simple everyday activities. If you are having back pain or sciatica then you won’t want to miss the Free Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 10:00 am hosted by Johns Creek Physical Therapy. At the workshop we will discuss the TOP THREE common causes of Lower Back Pain and Sciatica. We will also discuss how the findings on your MRI may have NOTHING to do with why you are actually having back pain. You will also learn simple strategies that can help you get rid of your symptoms once and for all. DON’T LET BACK PAIN RUIN YOUR SUMMER! If you have back pain or sciatica don’t miss this FREE workshop Saturday, June 9 at 10:00 am.

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Orlando Lynch Owner/CEO Atlanta Peach Movers GIVING BACK: Last year when Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria hit the U.S. mainland, we transported 18 tractor trailer loads of supplies over to Houston and Jacksonville. RELAXING: I like to unwind at the lake with a good book or at a Braves game. WORKING LUNCH: Houston’s has great service and the food is always good. J Alexanders is another favorite. SAGE ADVICE: Happiness comes from within. I always tell my children that it’s not the mistakes you make in life, it’s the repeat of the mistakes. The greatest “griefs” are the ones we cause ourselves. It starts with love.

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our outstandingmen

ARTICLE SUE G. COLLINS

THESE JOHNS CREEK AREA RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS MAKE COMMUNITY A PRIORITY AND MAKE OUR WORLD A BETTER PLACE.

The DOCTOR Dapo Odetoyinbo, MD Chief Medical Officer, Emory Johns Creek Hospital GIVING BACK: Free Chapel Worship Center in Suwanee, Good News Clinic in Gainesville, Open Hands Atlanta and the Good News at Noon homeless shelter in Gainesville. RELAXING: Nothing beats the view from the top of Stone Mountain. We walk or cycle with our kids on the Big Creek Greenway. WORKING LUNCH: The West African restaurant in Norcross, Ike’s Cafe and Grill - the same types of food I grew up eating as a child in Nigeria. SAGE ADVICE: Choose as a career the work you’d be happy to do everyday if you weren’t paid anything. 

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OUR OUTSTANDING MEN (CON TI N U ED)

the teacher Carter Mayville Dean of Students, History Teacher, Pinecrest Academy GIVING BACK: I encourage our students to not only take care of themselves, but also others in need through our service program by visiting nursing homes, preparing food and other necessities for the homeless, and staying active in their churches. RELAXING: My wife and I enjoy running and the Big Creek Greenway or Fowler Park. WORKING LUNCH: The venue doesn't matter, it's more about the people. SAGE ADVICE: My father told me to take every opportunity that comes my way to do something worthwhile. We value traveling and making memories more than owning material goods. 20

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the coach

Thaad Thompson Regional Manager, Stretch Zone Atlanta

Beautiful Smiles FOR A LIFETIME!

GIVING BACK: I only started playing football because of a coach that saw something in me that I didn’t see myself. I believe when given the opportunity to coach a sport, you’re able to mold and influence young minds to develop the ability to overcome obstacles. RELAXING: Coming home has been the best part of my day. Spending time with my family makes me happy. WORKING LUNCH: Romeo’s New York Pizza.

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OUR OUTSTANDING MEN (CON TI N U ED)

the Entrepreneur Anand Thaker CEO & Founder of IntelliPhi GIVING BACK: I enjoy strategic-level, community building, collaboration type efforts. One of those efforts was iHeart Johns Creek (iHeartJC.com); a more differentiated and more fitting strategic focus to be top community around health, wellness, and healthcare innovation. Also, I serve as a citizen member for the long-term Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP). Another passion has been to  encourage more local engagement. It takes picking one interest, investing 1 min a day! RELAXING: Newtown park with family, friends and our furbaby.  WORKING LUNCH: Egg Harbor Cafe or Sugo SAGE ADVICE: Find your passion, be a lifelong learner and life will feel more purposeful.

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BLUE RIDGE BOYS UNPLUG AND FIND A NEW ENERGY

ARTICLE SUE G. COLLINS | PHOTOGRAPHY DAVID HULSEY

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FOR THE BETTER PART OF THREE HOURS STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GIN-CLEAR NOONTOOTLA CREEK IN BLUE RIDGE, I WAS LASER FOCUSED ON A 2-INCH PIECE OF GREEN YARN. I’d glance up occasionally for a new cast, looking for foam or those treasure troves of cold dark water. My guide David Hulsey was patient, then pushy when that green yarn indicator dipped ever so slightly. Six times over that morning, I won the battle with strong and willful trout, learning when to let the fish run and when to reel like hell. Hulsey leads trip along the two miles of water over 1,200 acres owned by Noontootla Creek Farms. Other members of his team teach and guide upland wingshooting and sporting clays. This is not your mama’s Blue Ridge, the cute little town where you have lunch on rainy North Georgia Mountain days.

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Head up, unplug and make plans to paddle, raft, hike, golf, fish, shoot, bike or really go deep and join a class at Oyster Bamboo Rods to craft your own fly rod. Waitlisted through next spring, the six-day workshops attract kings of industry and beginning sportsmen alike who are put through the paces of planning, shaping and finishing a bamboo rod using age-old techniques. Bill and Shannen Oyster have grown the business from their basement to the beautiful new brick building at the end of Main Street downtown Blue Ridge. Bill oozes authenticity, originality and raw artistic talent. Shannen shares soulful stories of their students who all experience a shift, grown men hugging their finished rod, eyes welling. Blue Ridge can do that. This spirit of entrepreneurism, community and fierce custodial love for the land is pure Blue Ridge. BlueRidgeMountains.com OysterBamboo.com NCFGA.net OldToccoaFarm.com

///01 The bamboo fly rod making workshops are booked through 2018, but stop in and watch the craftsman and get on the list for 2019. ///02 Upstairs from Oyster Bamboo Rods is their Cast & Blast Inn. Stay downtown Blue Ridge and you’ll have a handy basecamp for Fannin County adventures. ///03 Noontootla Creek Farm fly fishing courses give students a mile of dedicated river. Photo David Hulsey June 2018 | Johns Creek Lifestyle

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DRIVER’S NOTEBOOK

THREE WAYS DAD CAN HAVE FUN BEING A FAMILY MAN ARTICLE DENNIS MALCOLM BYRON PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

HERE ARE THREE WALLET-FRIENDLY AUTOMOBILES THAT

And besides the customary leather interior and expansive capacity

DELIVER BEHIND THE WHEEL AND STILL PRESERVE DAD’S

thanks to 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats, and a WiFi hotspot, here’s a

“FAMILY MAN” STATUS THANKS TO PRACTICALITY, ACCESSI-

standout function: adjusting the volume of the booming sound system

BILITY AND AT LEAST FOUR SEATS.

with the twirl of a finger pointing towards the console. It’s mind-blowing and a great conversation starter. The future is officially here. The rea-

THE 2018 BMW X3 M40I

sonable starting price of $54,300 certainly sweetens the deal. Counting

The all-new M40i is arguably the most practical of BMW’s

other additions such as Apple CarPlay ($300); a wireless charging station

revered M Performance series and this is said with praise. While

($500); adaptive M suspension ($700), and both the Premium ($2,950)

categorized in the small SUV market, this model still possesses

and Executive ($2,550) Packages, the review model totaled $65,045.

nimble maneuverability, tight suspension, “Sport” driving modes, and the engine power justifying the “M Performance” label; in this

Fuel Economy: 20 city/ 27 highway/ 23 combined

case, 355 horses getting this compact luxury crossover to 60 miles

Base Price: $54,300/ $65,045 as reviewed

per hour in 4.4 seconds. Winning!

For more information, visit BMWusa.com .

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2018 MINI COOPER S E COUNTRYMAN ALL4 Applauded for its road-gripping “go kart” feel, sound engineering, and responsive maneuverability, the Mini Cooper line has well-maintained

its

solid

reputation

for

decades. Well, thanks to the Countryman trim and peppy 221 horsepower output from its hybrid, all-wheel drive system, up to five adults can experience why it could be compared to an adrenaline shot on four wheels. Considering its other competitors in the subcompact SUV sector, the handsome 18-inch pin spoke black wheels; outstanding gas mileage (65 MPGs); Advanced Wired Package; MINI driving modes; plethora of standard features; and being a hybrid helps the 2018 Countryman carve its own lane. And yes, the signature circular frame for the infotainment system and flip switches are still featured. So get hugged by the S Cooper Sport Seats, adjust the 6.5-inch multifunction display, let the ambient lighting to set the mood, and hit the road with the family, Mini Cooper style. Fuel Economy: 65 MPGe/27 MPG Base Price: $36,900/ $40,000 as reviewed For more information, visit MiniUSA.com

Applauded for its road-gripping “go kart” feel, sound engineering, and responsive maneuverability, the Mini Cooper line has wellmaintained its solid reputation for decades. CONTINUED >

June 2018 | Johns Creek Lifestyle

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DRIVER’S NOTEBOOK

(CON TI N U ED)

“... the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is triumphant in leaving virtually nothing to be desired in its highly competitive small SUV segment.”

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RESIDENTIAL

COMMERCIAL

INTERIOR

EXTERIOR

FLAWLESS

2018 SUBARU CROSSTREK 2.0I PREMIUM The Subaru Crosstrek continues to hold on to its reputation as a solid, reliable and practical automobile for everyday family life. Now, there are even more features to add to its accolades thanks to its all-new 2018 Subaru Global Platform featuring advancements in virtually every department. The AWD maneuverability, spacious cargo area maxing 55 cubic feet, top-of-the-class in legroom, a Subaru Boxer engine packing 152 horses, and a true car enthusiast’s demand—the option of a standard six-speed manual or a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with 7-speed paddle shifters. To further the wow factor, the EyeSight Driver Assist Technology package (including adaptive cruise control, automatic pre-collision braking, and other safety enhancements); a power moonroof; and the user-friendly Subaru Starlink multimedia system with a 6.5-inch multi-touch screen in high resolution flaunting Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and Pandora will make every owner grin from ear to ear. Once considering the long list of remaining features, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is triumphant in leaving virtually nothing to be desired in its highly competitive small SUV segment. And that is saying a lot. Fuel Economy: 23 city/ 29 highway/ 25 combined 

QUALITY WORK | EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE PERSONALIZED & FREE COLOR CONSULTATIONS MASTER CARPENTERS FOR REPAIRS SATISFACTION GUARANTEED WITH 2-YEAR EXTERIOR WARRANTY

Base Price: $22,595/ $26,905 as reviewed including destination For more information, visit Subaru.com .

FLAWLESS PAINTING | 678 386 7899 | FLAWLESSPAINTING.COM June 2018 | Johns Creek Lifestyle

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JUNE

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

Internet dating?

CHAMBER MEN'S LATE LUNCH

...Still Single?

A men's only networking group.

10900 Medlock Bridge Road

Join them for networking and a "late lunch" at Abbott's Bar & Grill. This is a pay as you go event!

Chamber membership is not required. JohnsCreekChamber.com

26 HELPING ISRAEL FUND CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT 6230 Abbots Bridge Rd

Annual golf tournament to benefit the Israel Defense Forces will be held Monday, June 26th at the Standard Club in Johns Creek. Helping Israel Fund's primary purpose is to raise money to supply non-military items to the soldiers serving to defend Israel. The net proceeds from events are designated for projects without any or minimal administrative fees.

Now launching in Alpharetta & Johns Creek! Kick-off party Aug. 8 at Avalon Invite only Call us for details (404) 355-4646

We are always accepting submissions for events you'd like to see included

www.1on1matchmaking.com

in our Calendar section. Submissions are accepted via the Contact Us tab at JohnsCreekLifestyle.com.

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PARTING THOUGHTS

+ dude food

WHETHER YOU’RE COOKING FOR ONE OR COOKING FOR MANY, THIS EASY DISH IS SURE TO IMPRESS ANYONE GATHERED AT YOUR KITCHEN TABLE ARTICLE NICOLETTE MARTIN

Photo by Eaters Collective, Unsplash

FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH WITH JALAPEÑO SLAW INGREDIENTS (SANDWICH) 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Cayenne pepper, to taste Boneless, skinless chicken breasts Vegetable oil (as needed) Sesame seed bun Pickles

DIRECTIONS 1. Mix the flour, paprika, garlic powder and cayenne pepper together in a shallow bowl. 2. Fill your skillet with oil to about 1-inch deep and heat to 350 degrees. 3. Coat your chicken breasts in the flour and seasoning mixture, then carefully place them into the heated oil. 4. Cook until golden brown with an internal temperature of 165 degrees. 5. Lightly toast your sesame seed bun, then top with pickles, fried chicken breast and slaw to taste.

FOR THE SLAW Combine mayo, hot sauce, garlic and dill pickle juice with shredded red cabbage, pickled onions and candied jalapeños.

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IN A BREAKFAST MOOD? CREATE THIS SANDWICH WITH WAFFLES INSTEAD OF A BUN AND ADD SYRUP TO THE CHICKEN ONCE FRIED.


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June 2018 Issue of Johns Creek Lifestyle

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