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LIFESTYLE LETTER

JUNE 2018 PUBLISHER

Colleen Nilan | Colleen.Nilan@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

Nicolette Martin | Nicolette.Martin@LifestylePubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Grace Huseth, Nicolette Martin

Dear Gents,

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Nicole Stephens Photography

WE TOLD YOU YOUR TIME WOULD COME, DIDN’T WE, GUYS? Since the May issue was all about the ladies, we thought it was only fair the June issue of Midtown Lifestyle be dedicated to the gents of our community. While we will celebrate the dads in our lives on Father’s Day, June 17, you don’t have to be a father to find something you’ll enjoy in these pages.  Now that you’ve met the female movers and shakers of the community, we’ll introduce you to some influential men in this month’s feature. Learn about what makes them unique and how they’re impacting the community. If you haven’t already, you’ll probably run into one—or several—of them out on the town! Preparing for a night out with the guys? We’ll show you the perfect places in the community to grab a drink, watch the big game or just catch up with pals. If you’d rather stay in, we provide you the perfect recipe to whip up. It’s guaranteed to

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We also introduce you to a local duo who share their favorite things with us. Finally, we put a spotlight on men’s health. It’s been months since many of us made New Year’s resolution to focus on our health and now’s the perfect time for a check-in. Happy Father’s Day and happy June, gents.

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ON THE COVER This phoenix sculpture is on display at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens as part of the “Imaginary Worlds” exhibit.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JUNE 2018

FEATURES 20 Movers + Shakers: The Men Who Shape Midtown Five Local Men You Should Know

24 Male Hot Spots: Eat. Drink. Throw Axes. Three Places to Check Out with the Guys

28 Larger than Life Nothing Can Top ‘Imaginary Worlds’ Towering Topiaries on Display at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens

34 Midtown’s Mule Midtown Mexican Grill and PCM

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Cocktail Company Combine Flavors for a Summer Take on the Moscow Mule

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

11

Realty Report

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Around Town

14

Renovate & Refine

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Healthy Lifestyle

24 Hot Spot 28 Water & Woods 30 Culinary Creations 34 Local’s Choice


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GOOD TIMES

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Icon Midtown Grand Opening Local artist Amy Rader and Brewer were on hand with award-winning interior designer Michael Habachy at the grand opening of Icon. Guests were poolside and lounging on the spectacular 39th floor complete with rooftop deck, billiards and media room.

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GOOD TIMES

Change Makers Breakfast

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The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy hosted its Change Makers Breakfast April 19 to raise awareness and funds to help prevent child sexual and physical abuse in Georgia. Keynote speaker was Kevin McNeil, former DeKalb special victims detective. Atlanta Police Sgt. Ernest Britton was named Child Advocate of the Year.

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1. 2018 GCCA Board Chair Linda McMurray greets the crowd of business and civic leaders. | 2. GCCA CEO Sheila Ryan presents the Nancy Chandler Child Advocate of the Year award to 2018 honoree Sgt. Ernest Britton. | 3. Mary Beth Nelson and Kelly Kinnish | 4. Keynote speaker Kevin McNeil, former DeKalb special victims detective.

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REALTY REPORT NEIGHBORHOOD

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

$1.399,000

$1,366,120

98%

1

5

7

Morningside

$1,955,000

$1,850,000

93%

0

5

6

Inman Park

$850,000

$815,000

96%

48

3

4

Ansley Park

$2,995,000

$2,925,000

98%

37

5

7

VA Highlands

$1,399,900

$1,370,000

98%

70

5

6

Loews

$1,600,000

$1,575,000

98%

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3

3

The Brookwood

$692,000

$700,000

101%

35

3

3

The Astoria

$689,000

$700,000

102%

10

2

3

Grant Park

$839,000

$835,000

99%

26

5

4

The Atlantic

$695,000

$675,000

97%

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2

3

905 Juniper

$565,000

$565,000

100%

2

2

2

Sherwood Forest

$1,450,000

$1,350,000

93%

2

4

4

Midtown

$1,395,000

$1,315,000

94%

80

5

5

Morningside

$865,000

$865,000

100%

2

3

3

Chastain Park

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MIDTOWN REALTY REPORT

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AROUND TOWN

TAP APPOINTS MATT WEINSTEIN AS THE NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF Concentrics Restaurants, a favorite Atlanta-based restaurant operating group boasting dynamic concepts across the country, is pleased to announce the appointment of chef Matt Weinstein as executive chef of TAP, located in the heart of Midtown. Matt, one of Atlanta’s top culinary talents, offers intuitive modern cuisine inspired by global flavors and locally sourced ingredients at the Midtown staple.  He brings years of experience working alongside top-rated chefs, as well as expert techniques, contemporary insights and new energy to the staple Atlanta dining destination. He is committed to serving high-quality dishes, refining TAP’s classic offerings, while maintaining the ideals of the long-standing Atlanta eatery.  

HEAD TO ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN FOR RETURN OF “IMAGINARY WORLDS” “Imaginary Worlds” returns to the Atlanta Botanical Garden with a menagerie of all-new giant living plant sculptures sure to bring a smile as they take visitors on a fantasy journey. Presented  through October 28, the exhibition features steel sculptural forms covered in soil and sphagnum moss, and planted with thousands of meticulously groomed plants, staged in 14 installations. At the Midtown garden, look for a giant phoenix looming over the Alston Overlook, a mermaid lounging in Howell Fountain, a massive dragon and sleeping princess near the Great Lawn, a prancing peacock inside the Fuqua Orchid Center, and three towering camels lumbering through the Skyline Garden. At the Gainesville garden, the landscape will be adorned with a variety of characters, including a friendly ogre, panda bears and frolicking frogs. This all-new cast of characters joins the gardens’ permanent sculptures, Earth Goddess, Shaggy Dog and Frogs, which are legacies from the original exhibition in 2013 and 2014. In Atlanta, the exhibition can be enjoyed  on Thursday evenings during Cocktails in the Garden, featuring specialty drinks, live entertainment, games and crafts from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  For

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RENOVATE & REFINE ARTICLE GRACE HUSETH

LOVE FOR LAKE CLAIRE REFINING HISTORY

INTERIOR DESIGNER MEGHAN RILEY

warm and inviting with some handmade

PARHAM LOVES HER NEIGHBORHOOD

qualities to it.”

OF LAKE CLAIRE, BUT THE RANCH

Meghan coins the house “clean crafts-

HOME NEXT DOOR WAS AN EYESORE.

man,” a more modern take on traditional

Yet whether walking the block or catching a

craftsman style home. She kept in some

glimpse of it outside her bathroom window,

charm of the original home, like the pine

she saw potential.

panel room in the back, but never lost

Today, the fresh house on the block feels

sight of her goal to add in more natural

new thanks to Meghan’s thoughtful editing

light. The front of the house has privacy,

in the story of the home. She vaulted the

but step down a flight of stairs to a room

living room ceiling, updated the tall fireplace

full of light and French doors that invite

and opened the entire living quarters by

you outside.

blowing out some walls.

Up in the kitchen, clean white cabinets

“It’s powerfully feminine in the sense

offer a neutral backdrop for a large, dark

that it’s crisp and clean,” she says. “It’s

mahogany stained island. The island serves

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as an anchor for all the action in the house and can be used for seating, storage and snack time. With ladies in mind, Meghan prioritized bathroom space over bedroom space and converted a spare room into a large powder room. Pass through a walk-in closet with big mirrors to a bathroom complete with a soaking tub and a large shower constructed out of two glass doors and two big windows for maximum lighting. Look closely; the bathroom had handmade tiles above the vanity and a natural wooden shelf so pretty pampering products can be on display.

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RENOVATE & REFINE (CON TI N U ED)

" YOU DON' T HAVE TO TEAR SOMETHING DOWN TO MAKE IT LOOK NEW," MEGHAN SAYS. "IT CAN MAKE IT FEEL LIKE YOU AND FEEL FRESH WITHOUT REWRITING SOMETHING. TAKE THE HISTORY OF WHAT SOMETHING IS AND BRING IT INTO TODAY." 16

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

SOMETHING ALL MEN WILL EXPERIENCE EARLY SIGNS OF ANDROPAUSE, OR LOW TESTOSTERONE WITH BRAWN ON THE BRAIN, MEN OFTEN FORGET THAT THE QUINTESSENTIAL MALE HORMONE TESTOSTERONE ADDS MUCH MORE TO WELL-BEING THAN JUST BUILDING MUSCLE MASS. Gigi Black, a nurse practitioner at Integrative Wellness Atlanta, believes that fitness begins at the cellular level and starts when a body’s hormones are at correct levels. 18

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“Andropause, or low testosterone, is something that all men will experience at some point in their life,” she says. “It’s also the one thing that all men have in common, but have difficulty talking about. However, there’s more to the story than erectile dysfunction and loss of libido; testosterone is important for overall health and longevity.” The mainstay of treatment for andropause is testosterone supplementation. Gigi says studies have shown that testosterone supplementation has cardioprotective effects as well as protection against neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer’s and depressive disorders, and offset rapid aging, diabetes, arthritis and autoimmune diseases. Testosterone replacement treatment options available are topical gel applied to the skin, intramuscular injections or pellet implants that are placed just below the skin. Pellet implants are the most effective testosterone replacement and maintain a therapeutic level of hormone without the peak and troughs that occur with other forms of testosterone. Men stuck in a plateau often pump iron more, yet it’s a good idea to check testosterone levels before amping up training.

EARLY SIGNS OF LOW TESTOSTERONE DECREASED ENERGY WEIGHT GAIN FATIGUE IRRITABILITY

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T h e A rt i s a n Chad White Chad White hits the ground running. He puts on his fitness watch, mentally prepares for the day and jogs the neighborhood streets in Midtown. After, he trades the tracker for one of his father’s watches and heads to Union Diamond in Ponce City Market. "Jewelry is a tangible way to remember intangible things," Chad says. The CEO of Union Diamond sells a wide selection of diamond rings, earrings and necklaces, but believes jewelry has the power to create legacies. Chad has three watches from his father, and while none are particularly handsome or expensive, each one connects him to memories of his father. Chad often works with clients who inherit jewelry and reimagines pieces to both to serve as a tribute, while reflecting a new chapter in the family history. With Chad’s attention to quality, all jewelry, old or new, can serve as a reminder of love for years to come.  20

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ARTICLE GRACE HUSETH | PHOTOGRAPHY NICOLE STEPHENS PHOTOGRAPHY

Movers + Shakers: The Men Who Shape Midtown FIVE LOCAL MEN YOU SHOULD KNOW

T h e A d v o c at e Philip Rafshoon Philip Rafshoon usually starts his day with a run or bike ride through Piedmont Park to get his focus and a good scan of Midtown. As the director of member engagement at Midtown Alliance, Philip is dedicated to checking the pulse of the community. Each week, he works on connecting leaders, employees and residents at the nonprofit’s 400-member organizations through programs, including the popular “Let’s Talk Midtown” and “Mix It Up Midtown” events. “One of my favorite things to do is to stop into a variety of different places,” he says. “There are now abundant quality choices in dining, nightlife, and culture in Midtown.” Philip offered Midtown its own gem before he joined Midtown Alliance. He owned and operated Outwrite, the South’s largest LGBTQ bookstore and coffeehouse, which transformed many people’s lives over its 20-year legacy of sharing stories. “I’ve seen many changes, and life changes, of people in Midtown,” Philip says. “It continues to be the center and pulse of the city for so many people.” CONTINUED

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MOVERS + SHAKERS

(CON TI N U ED)

T h e At t o r n e y Riah Greathouse People don’t like calling Riah Greathouse. But they call on the worst of days because they know personal injury attorney Riah will be on the other end of the line to help Atlanta navigate nightmares with confidence. “It’s great when you are not only able to hear their problems, but you are actually able to solve their problems. It’s fulfilling,” Riah says. “You are literally dealing with people’s problems—that’s your job. They have questions, and they don’t know what’s next. We connect the dots for them.” After troubleshooting people’s problems, he doesn’t take work home. Between his family and church family, he’s able to grow in empathy while separating business. The Falcons and Braves fan escapes to games and swings away stress at Top Golf in Midtown.

The Agent Weslee Knapp While a student at Georgia Tech, Weslee Knapp walked the streets of Midtown with an eye open. Today, the president and broker of Keller Knapp Inc. sets his eyes on the growth in Midtown. “Watching Midtown start its transformation certainly lead me to see the opportunity in real estate, economic development and how you can influence communities,” Weslee says. Weslee studied industrial and systems engineering but found himself moonlighting nights and weekends to learn about the real estate world. Fast-forward 20 years, and he’s one of the top 10 real estate agents in metro Atlanta. He manages four offices, more than 100 real estate agents and office space in Midtown. “Whether we have more agents, invest in more buildings or sell more real estate, I want to see how much I can influence in the next 20 to 30 years of my career.”

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The Adviser Tom Tumbleson While every day is different for commercial real estate expert Tom Tumbleson, he knows he can count on two things: good coffee and even better conversation. Tom helps Midtown identify spaces to get work done by understanding the diverse needs of his clients, which means getting to know them at a personal level. “Midtown has a lot of good opportunities, and there is a place for everyone to thrive here,” he says. “People work differently, and I enjoy connecting people with spaces that energize them.” In the eight years he’s been in Atlanta, Tom has helped a range of clients from single business entrepreneurs looking for startup spaces all the way to large companies ready for several thousands of square feet to accommodate their growing team. While Tom finds that some clients prefer private offices to work in solitude while others need open energy with chatter and music, he has his own secret to productivity: a little coffee goes a long way. June 2018 | Midtown Lifestyle

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HOT SPOT

MALE HOT SPOTS: E A T. D R I N K . T H ROW A X E S . THREE PLACES TO CHECK OUT WITH THE GUYS

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ARTICLE GRACE HUSETH PHOTOGRAPHY NICOLE STEPHENS PHOTOGRAPHY

LADIES MAY COO OVER CUTESY COFFEEHOUSES, BUT MEN COULDN’T CARE LESS. When catching up with the guys, where do dudes go? Hardware stores, barbershops and gyms are ideal for small talk, but bro dates often end up happening at home in front of the TV or in man caves and garages. Midtown men frequent these manly hot Courtesy of Yard House

spots for a chance to tap into their inner lumberjack, laugh off a work week and toast the weekend.

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HOT SPOT

(CON TI N U ED)

Yard House

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261 19th St. NW, #1100, Atlanta, GA 30363 YardHouse.com Atlantic Station’s Yard House has men covered. While sweethearts shop, guys can trade the husband chair for a bar stool and the beats of classic rock. The selection of 130 draft beer taps will not result in buyer’s remorse. In addition to the expansive beer menu curated especially for this location, the Chalkboard Series offers a rotating selection of the most unique and complex beers from local, domestic and imported brewers. Qualities are limited for these featured brews, so when they’re out, they’re out! Love Yard House? Check out their new spot at The Battery Atlanta, home of the Atlanta Braves.

The Vortex

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878 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 TheVortexATL.com Midtown’s Vortex may be missing a giant skull for an entrance, but the bar is just as much a landmark in our city. It’s basically brunch for bros. The Peachtree Street spot is known for good burgers and beer, as well as belly laughs. The Laughing Skull Lounge Comedy Club is located deep inside The Vortex. The progressive comedy lounge Photo provided

has an intimate setting, as it is the smallest full-time comedy venue in the world. Laugh until your sides split or you get sick off a Coronary Bypass Burger, whichever comes first.

ROUND UP

03. Bad Axe 1356 English St., Suite C, Atlanta, GA 30318 BadAxeThrowing.com Joining a men’s bowling league is so yesterday. Today, men in Midtown join the World Axe Throwing League to blow off steam and chest bump a bull’s-eye. What is jokingly referred to as “millennial bowling,” the sport of urban ax throwing started their first season in 2017 and has grown to include 30 affiliated companies, such as Bad Axe Throwing in Westside. The WATL will be starting the summer league on July 16.

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WATER & WOODS

Larger than Life NOTHING CAN TOP ‘IMAGINARY WORLDS’ TOWERING TOPIARIES ON DISPLAY AT THE ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDENS

ARTICLE GRACE HUSETH

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IF

NATURE

SPARKS

IMAGINATION,

ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDENS IS A PREMIER SPOT FOR PLAYING PRETEND. Look long enough at a flower, and it becomes a fairy, a bush becomes a bear. This summer, the garden takes plants to a new level of whimsy in its exhibition “Imaginary Worlds.” Atlanta Botanical Gardens adds 14 new sculptures to the Earth Goddess, Shaggy Dog and frogs that are permanently displayed at the gardens. The topiary-like sculptures first visited Atlanta five years ago and have now returned bigger than ever. The new characters include a phoenix taking flight at Alston Overlook, a mermaid sunbathing by a fountain and a sleeping princess on the Great Lawn. Atlanta Botanical Garden’s second location in Gainesville will have a few characters ranging from an ogre to panda bears. The exhibition’s creators, the nonprofit International Mosaiculture of Montreal, have put a spin on the art of topiaries by using thousands of groomed plants to create impressive installations ranging up to 25 feet tall and 20 feet wide. Since January, horticulturalists have spent weeks covering steel forms, created in Montreal, with mesh fabric and have stuffed them with soil, sphagnum moss and carefully arranged perennials and annuals. The fact that there are nearly 200,000 plants per sculpture is echoed by equally impressive irrigation systems beneath the sculptures. Each installation uses a combination of plants to create mosaic-like patterns and mimic the texture of scales or fur. For example, the colorful tail of a peacock will be made with vibrant alternanthera, also known as Joseph’s coat plants, and comes in a variety of hues including reds, greens and yellows. Pilea, a small vining plant that quickly and smoothly covers any surface and rebounds quickly after shearing, is used to make the “skin” on the sculptures, such as

“The fact that there are nearly 200,000 plants per sculpture is echoed by equally impressive irrigation systems beneath the sculptures.”

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CULINARY CREATIONS

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WHETHER YOU’RE COOKING FOR ONE OR COOKING FOR MANY, THESE EASY DISHES ARE SURE TO IMPRESS ANYONE GATHERED AT YOUR KITCHEN TABLE

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

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CHANGE UP THE FLAVOR BY CREATING DIFFERENT SLAWS. YOU CAN DO THIS BY ADDING DIFFERENT SEASONING AND HERBS TO THE MAYO.

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. Photo by Eaters Collective, Unsplash 30

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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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OVERCROWDING THE SKILLET WILL REDUCE THE OIL’S TEMPERATURE. KEEP THE OIL ABOUT 325 DEGREES WHILE FRYING FOR EVEN COOKING.

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CULINARY CREATIONS

(CON TI N U ED)

CARNE ASADA STREET TACOS WITH AVOCADO RELISH

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INGREDIENTS (TACOS) 1/2 red onion, coarsely chopped 3 cloves garlic, peeled

MARINATE THE STEAK IN THE REFRIGERATOR FOR UP TO 24 HOURS FOR EXTRA FLAVOR.

2 tablespoons adobo sauce 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons cumin 2 teaspoons dried oregano Salt and pepper, to taste Choice of steak Fresh flour or corn tortillas Lime, optional

DIRECTIONS 1. Blend the red onion, garlic, adobo sauce, olive oil and seasoning in a food processor or blender, adding water as needed until smooth. 2. Marinate the steak in the mixture for at least 30 minutes prior to grilling. 3. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large grill pan and add the steak, cooking to desired doneness. Let rest in a foil tent for 10 minutes then chop into small pieces and assemble tacos as desired.

FOR THE RELISH Chop and combine avocado, fresh jalapeĂąo, cilantro, onion, lime juice and salt to taste. Top with queso fresco and pepitas as desired. Steak marinade from CulinaryHill.com

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PONCE CITY MARKET, SERVES A NEW TWIST ON THE SPICY MOSCOW MULE WITH THE HELP OF NEIGHBOR 18.21 BITTERS. Tacos and Tequila’s own recipe swaps vodka for tequila, adds an extra kick of heat with jalapeño lime cilantro syrup from 18.21 Bitters, and tops the drink with ginger beer. Named after the Mexican state of Jalisco, the birthplace of tequila, this drink makes for sweet, citrusy summer sips.

JALISCO MULE INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 ounces El Jimador Blanco Tequila 1/2 ounce 18.21 Jalapeno Lime Cilantro Syrup 2 ounces 18.21 Ginger Beer

DIRECTIONS 1. Garnish with a lime and jalapeño slice. 2. Serve in a mule mug on ice.

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Midtown, GA June 2018  

June 2018 Issue of Midtown Lifestyle

Midtown, GA June 2018  

June 2018 Issue of Midtown Lifestyle