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LIFESTYLE LETTER

JUNE 2018 PUBLISHER

Kim McClure | Kim.McClure@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

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Dear Gents, 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 Vinings

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Lila Campbell, Joy Conaway, Christy Duncan, Nicolette Martin, Flavia Teles CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Donna Permell

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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INSIDE THE ISSUE JUNE 2018

FEATURES 13 Punch Bowl Social Atlanta Where Scratch Kitchen Meets Crafted Bevs

16 High-performance-driven Man and Machine

20 Mr. Mover & Shaker Men Serving and Shaking Up the Community

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26 Paul Powers is Balancing Entrepreneurship and Family Life Powers Electrical Solutions’ President is All About Family, Friends and Personal Growth

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Smyrna’s Historic Venues

PUERTO RICAN HERITAGE DAY On Sunday, June 10 at the Battery, join El Super Pan and chef Hector Santiago for a Puerto Rican Heritage Celebration. El Super Pan is the newest dining destination at the Battery and is welcoming Atlanta’s top Latino chefs for an evening filled with festive cocktails, food and live Latin music by DJ Fernando Fernandez. Chefs include Julio Delgado, New Realm Brewing; Andre Gomez, Porch Light Kitchen; Xavier Pacheco, La Juaquita Baya; Pedro Alvarez, Alcor Foods; Giovanna Huyke, La Fabrica; Ventura Vivoni, restaurant Vida Ventura; Juan Jose Cuevas, 1919 Restaurant; Alberto Casas, Cuchifritos; and Jimmy Carey, Jimmy'z Kitchen.

Located in the beautiful 10-acre Taylor-Brawner Park at 3180 Atlanta Road Brawner Hall (circa 1910) and the Taylor-Brawner House (circa 1890) offer a unique destination for memorable meetings and events. And, introducing the Reed House (circa 1910) located on 3.5 acres at 3080 Atlanta Road.

Starting at 4 p.m., specialty cocktails will be made by mixologist Leslie Cofresi from La Factoria, one of the top 50 best bars in the world. Chefs will be sharing insight on the dishes and their heritage, making for an interactive dining experience. Proceeds will benefit Ser Familia, a local charity

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that strengthens, revitalizes and equips the local Latino community. The cost is $85 per person and tickets must be purchased in advance.

FATHER’S DAY AT SUNTRUST PARK This isn’t your ordinary weekend to the ballpark. SunTrust Park has events lined up to make this Father’s Day one to remember. Friday, June 15, is father-daughter day.  Arrive early to participate in the pregame parade around the warning track. The first 20,000 people will also receive a Braves customized father-daughter stadium cup to take home as a souvenir and a Freddie Stretch Bobblehead. Stay after the game for Friday

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Night Fireworks! On Saturday, June 16, the Braves will be honoring our community’s first responders. Take part in the pregame in The Battery for a very special ceremony celebrating police, fire and EMS. With the local heroes ticket package, you’ll receive a Braves insulated water bottle. On Sunday, June 17, enjoy the Father’s Day Catch on the Field ticket package which includes a postgame 20-minute catch on the field, a ticket to the game and a gift card to concessions. The first 10,000 men will receive a special Father’s Day giveaway. Arrive early to meet and get autographs from former Braves players at the Georgia Power Pavilion.  


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DRIVER’S NOTEBOOK

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ZACH & HIS CAR

CAR MASERATI DRIVER ZACHARY KAFAEI AGE 40 HOME SANDY SPRINGS OCcUPATION OWNER OF GEORGIA LUXURY AUTOMOTIVE IN SMYRNA AND NORCROSS

AS IN THE FAMED JOE WALSH SONG, HIS MASERATI DOES 185—AND THEN SOME. Iranian-born Zach Kafaei turned 40 this year; to celebrate this milestone he got himself a magnificent Maserati as a birthday gift.  It is a fitting reward for 25 demanding years of work in the automotive industry. He wanted a Ferrari, but a two-seat compact car does not appropriately fit the lifestyle of a father of three.  A four-seat luxury sports sedan allows him to share driving experiences with his family in comfort and style. After all, Maserati is a sister company to Ferrari. Zach is thrilled by its performance as a vehicle for many family weekend excursions to the north Georgia mountains.   Zach's auto career started at 15; he was fixing and selling cars as a mechanic’s apprentice before even having his own driver’s license. His passion for electronics engineering and entrepreneurial ability to make a good living while still in high school helped him support his immigrant family growing up.  Man and machine are quite alike: he is high-performance-driven, just like his car. 

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ARTICLE JOY CONAWAY PHOTOGRAPHY DONNA PERMELL

MR. MOVER & SHAKER MEN SERVING AND SHAKING UP THE COMMUNITY

THE MONEY MAN Jason Young Branch Manager, Delta Community Credit Union (Vinings) Jason Young is the newest branch manager in the Vinings area for Delta Community Credit Union, which opened its 24th branch location in the metro Atlanta/Vinings area. He attended and graduated from South Cobb High School in Austell and Georgia State University with a degree in journalism. Jason has been married 12 years to his wife, Magdalena. The two have an 8-year-old daughter, Isabelle, a 2 1/2-year-old son, and are expecting a third edition in October. WHO IS A MOVER & SHAKER THAT HAS INSPIRED YOU? My brother, Justin Young. Although he is three years younger, I look up to him in so many ways. In 2007, he started off as an outside sales rep for Republic Services here in Atlanta. In 2016 he earned his MBA from Georgia State’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, all while working full-time and being a full-time father and husband. Today he is now the general manager for Republic.  WHAT IS YOUR FIVE-WORD MISSION STATEMENT? Positive mindset for mentoring change. HOW HAS YOUR WORK CHANGED YOUR COMMUNITY? I would like to think my work with the youth and young adults in my communities has inspired them to better their future financial lives. I stress to them the importance of knowing what a credit union is and how we can assist them in meeting their financial goals. I take pride in being a positive influence on the lives of the youth in our communities.  WHAT IS YOUR SUPERPOWER? Coaching and mentoring. I really take pride in coaching and mentoring to help people to maximize their potential. DeltaCommunityCU.com

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D r . T o o t h S av e r Dr. Jay Kansal Heart of Vinings Dentistry

Dr. Jay Kansal is originally from the Chicago area. He attended Indiana University as an undergrad, where he was on the chancellor's list every semester. He then decided to attend the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, a dental school that is consistently ranked in the top 10 dental schools in the U.S. He is currently a premier dentist at Heart of Vining’s dentistry in the Vinings area. He is committed and dedicated to providing the best dental care and staying current with the newest dental advancements. He consistently takes five times the legal requirement of continuing education, completing more than 100 hours a year. Some of his accomplishments and awards include Kudzu’s Best of 2015, OpenCare Patients’ Choice Winner 2015, America's Top Dentists 2010-2015, Atlanta magazine and Five Star Professional - Atlanta's Top Dentists 2014 and Fellow of the American Academy of General Dentistry. He is a member of both the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. WHO IS A MOVER & SHAKER THAT HAS INSPIRED YOU? Jesse Itzler, I heard him speak last year. He is a very successful entrepreneur, a family man, gives back to the community, and someone that never stops. WHAT IS YOUR FIVE-WORD MISSION STATEMENT? Continually learning to do better. HOW HAS YOUR WORK CHANGED YOUR COMMUNITY? I help people smile wider and more often! This leads to them becoming more confident and living a happier and healthier life.   WHAT IS YOUR SUPERPOWER? Helping people naturally feel calm.   HOVDentistry.com

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T H E D E N T I ST W H O H A s A H E A RT Dr. Roank Patel Heart of Vinings Dentistry Dr. Ronak Patel is a Georgia native. He grew up in Duluth and attended Duluth High School. His collegiate career started at the University of Georgia, where he achieved an undergraduate degree in microbiology. He then attended the University of Tennessee. He is currently working as a premier dentist at Heart of Vinings Dentistry and living in Atlanta with his beautiful wife, Heena, and their 2-year-old daughter, Mila. He continues to further his education and knowledge base in his dentistry techniques. WHO IS A MOVER & SHAKER THAT HAS INSPIRED YOU? All of the sharks on "Shark Tank" and my dad. My father immigrated from India to the U.S. with nothing to his name. He and my mother worked hard to give my brother and me opportunities to become who we are today. The sharks also came from limited means and made something of themselves. We are all able to live the American dream. WHAT IS YOUR FIVE-WORD MISSION STATEMENT? Put yourself in their shoes. HOW HAS YOUR WORK CHANGED YOUR COMMUNITY? Over the past four years, my team and I have had the opportunity to treat and educate our patients about the importance of how oral health affects systemic health.  WHAT IS YOUR SUPERPOWER? Empathy. Growing up, I spent quite some time at the dentist. Being able to relate to my patients has empowered me into helping patients get over their fear of the dentist.  HOVDentistry.com June 2018 | Vinings Lifestyle

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POWERS ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS’ PRESIDENT IS ALL ABOUT FAMILY, FRIENDS AND PERSONAL GROWTH— CORE VALUES THAT DRIVE HIM PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY.

ARTICLE CHRISTY DUNCAN

STARTING OUT Growing up in south Georgia, Paul Powers had a firsthand view of the life of a hardworking business owner and family man. Paul’s father was a serial entre-

"When we get home, sometimes it’s 30 minutes before

preneur and engaged Paul in the process of launching

we get into the house," Paul says. "They love to explore

and operating successful businesses.

nature and help in the garden."

Whether it was building pool tables or learning

The Powers family loves the small community feel of

about printing plates, Paul’s involvement in his father’s

Smyrna, and when date night calls, Paul and Allison scoot

endeavors allowed him a unique opportunity to observe

off to Maru Sushi or Porch Light for some local flavor.

leadership in action. “My work ethic is strongly influenced by my father," Paul says. "He set a good example of how to lead and showed loyalty to employees."

COMMUNITY Paul is passionate about giving back to his community and finds great value in helping others achieve their per-

Paul’s father also taught him a thing or two about

sonal best. As a member of the Rotary Club of Smyrna,

what’s important in life. It’s what drives his inherent

Paul has had the opportunity to teach various skills

passion for entrepreneurship, but also his desire for

including goal setting and networking to adults who are

balance and the importance of family.

obtaining their GED.

"We are in a service business, and we can’t leave

Paul has also served as a church councilman at

people without power or stranded in an emergency

his congregation for four years and is active with the

situation," he says. "Sometimes we need to work late,

Business Networking International Cumberland Chapter

but you have to also create balance and take care of

and the Smyrna Business Association.

yourself and your family.” ENTREPRENEUR FAMILY LIFE

Paul founded Powers Electrical Solutions in 2011. As

Paul lives in Smyrna with his wife, Allison, their two

the president, his mission is to provide the best electrical

young boys and one spoiled cattle dog. As a child,

service and the highest level of expertise while providing

Paul was involved with the Boy Scouts and eventually

good value to his customers. The value systems that he

achieved Eagle Scout rank, which sparked his love for

lives by in his personal life have been transferred to his

hiking and backpacking. He looks forward to enjoying

business; professionalism, honesty and integrity are the

these activities with his boys as they get older, but for

core principles of Powers Electrical Solutions.

now, the kids already exhibit their love for the outdoors, just like their dad.

Paul takes great pride in retaining quality employees and taking care of his team. “I’d rather have loyal employees that are in it for the long haul," he says. "I want them to also have a balance to spend time with their families and friends just as I do with mine.”

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CULINARY CREATIONS

+ dude food

WHETHER YOU’RE COOKING FOR ONE OR COOKING FOR MANY, THESE EASY DISHES ARE 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.


CARNE ASADA STREET TACOS WITH AVOCADO RELISH INGREDIENTS (TACOS)

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1/2 red onion, coarsely chopped 3 cloves garlic, peeled 2 tablespoons adobo sauce

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

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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MAY 3 BOOK SIGNING BY BEST-SELLING AUTHOR CHARLOTTE LAWS Barnes & Noble, Buckhead

Charlotte Laws will be doing a book signing and reading at Barnes & Noble, 2900 Peachtree Road NE, in Buckhead at 7 pm. Charlotte grew up in Atlanta and graduated from The Lovett School. Her new book, Devil in the Basement, is a novel based on the true story of her grandfather who was killed by a devil worshiper.

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This STEAM series is for kids, 5-12 plus parents and caregivers. It's held 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. This weekly program will alternate between arts and technology activities. The events are designed for families to work together on the craft or task.

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COLONOSCOPY

5 SMYRNA FOOD TRUCKS Taylor-Brawner Park

Join for Smyrna Food Truck Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Tuesday through September 25 at Taylor-Brawner Park, 3180 Atlanta Road, Smyrna, GA 30080. This event is the best food truck event series around! Enjoy the offerings from a weekly gathering of quality mobile gourmet trucks and music.

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Relax by the river with friends and family and enjoy live local music every Wednesday evening.

9 MARIETTA SQUARE ARTISAN MARKET Marietta Square

The Marietta Square Artisan Market is an open-air showcase of locally created fine art and premium hand-crafted goods. It is held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturday, April to November. Enjoy the paint-

My mother encouraged me to get a colonoscopy but I just could

not bring myself to do it. I a m African American, I had just turned 51 and my fa mily has a history of polyps. I was a prime candidate to get colon cancer. I met Dr. Pandya, Dr. Lal and Dr. Manocha through this magazine and they were so knowledgeable and kind. I thought if I’m going to do this, I should have it done at G. I. Specialists of GA. I had the best experience from beginning to end. F irst, I called the screening nu mber. It was so easy. I answered a few questions then made an appointment for my colonoscopy. The staff was very professional and efficient. The day of my colonoscopy, as soon as I filled out my paperwork the staff was ready to proceed with the colonoscopy. I remember relaxing as the anesthesia took affect then minutes later waking up with no pain or any discomfort. I think the “thought” of having a colonoscopy was scary. Well, it wasn’t scary at all. I never realized how beautiful a pink colon could be. Now I have peace of mind. —Kim W. McClure, Publisher Vinings Lifestyle

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ings, drawings and photography of fine artists.

9 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Smyrna Community Center

Get your table reserved for this summer's concert series. You can reserve your table online at SmyrnaCity.com or you can come into the Wolfe Center, 884 Church St., Smyrna, GA 30080. Don't delay; tables will sell out quickly! Summer concert dates: June 9, July 14 and August 4 (Birthday Celebration).

16 POP-IN FOR FAMILY FUN: RED, WHITE & BLUE Marietta Museum of History

Pop-ins provide children and their families the opportunity to interact with the museum through themed activities and crafts.

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REALTY REPORT NEIGHBORHOOD

REALTY REPORT

VININGS

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

Vinings

$2,850,000

$2,700,000

95%

56

8

12

Vinings

$1,850,000

$1,819,000

98%

32

5

7

Rivers Call

$1,350,000

$1,300,000

96%

34

7

8

Paces Avenue

$1,250,000

$1,225,000

98%

191

4

5

The Aberdeen

$925,000

$925,000

100%

1

2

3

Abbington At Wildwood

$929,900

$909,900

98%

406

4

5

Cochise

$895,000

$880,000

98%

97

4

4

Gates At Ivy Walk

$750,000

$754,920

101%

74

3

4

Weaver Place

$745,000

$735,000

99%

88

5

5

Paces View

$750,000

$735,000

98%

51

3

4

Estates at Ellis Wade

$699,000

$720,000

103%

7

6

6

Whitestone

$699,000

$692,000

99%

12

6

6

Vinings Glen

$725,000

$690,000

95%

7

7

5

Collier Place

$699,000

$680,000

97%

15

5

6

Whitestone74

$649,000

$672,145

104%

262

5

5

One River Place

$684,900

$668,900

98%

60

4

6

Gilmore Heights

$679,900

$665,000

98%

86

5

5

Highpointe at Vinings

$663,571

$655,000

99%

3

5

5

Highpointe at Vinings

$649,000

$645,000

99%

38

5

4

Highpointe at Vinings

$590,953

$590,953

100%

49

4

3

Parkview Village

$579,900

$574,000

99%

8

4

5

Central Garden

$589,000

$570,000

97%

44

4

4

Concord Lake Village

$554,000

$550,000

99%

97

5

5

Kingston Manor

$545,000

$545,000

100%

2

5

4

Information compiled from First Multiple Listing Service and Georgia Multiple Listing Service from dates of 4/1/18 - 4/30/18. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and not a complete list of all activity. *DOM=Days on Market

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ARTICLE LILA CAMPBELL

SON’S FAVORITE THINGS:

DAD’S FAVORITE THINGS:

01 | Soccer

05 | Boot camp class

02 | Running

06 | Snap Gym

03 | Labradoodle, Optimus

07 | New Orleans Saints

(DzOptidz) 08 | “The Walking Dead” 04 | Justice League “My son is loving, energetic,

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“My dad is really cool. We play

compassionate, a great student

Uno, superheroes and tag a lot

and athletic. We enjoy spend-

... and he eats broccoli! I want

ing time together laughing and

to have muscles like him when

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I grow up! Dad helps me get

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