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What's up, Wednesday?

October 13 — Welcome back to Rough Draft! It's Chad Radford alongside Amy Wenk and Collin Kelley.

⛅ Mostly sunny and 81°today.

😊 Smiles abound as the Braves beat the Brewers last night to advance to the National League Championship Series. They will face either the Dodgers or the Giants.

🗳️ Two employees of the Fulton County Registration & Elections Department have been fired for allegedly shredding paper voter registration applications. The incident was referred to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office of investigations.

✔️ So, it's probably a good idea to check your voter status

🖊️ Over the weekend, 150 of Atlanta’s 242 recognized neighborhoods signed a letter to formally oppose the city's proposed comprehensive development plan that’s based on a 2016 population forecast. The forecast was part of a study titled “How Big Can Atlanta Get?" Our pals at Saporta Report explain how these neighborhoods think that five-year-old study is out of touch with more recent projections of population growth.


🚢 Does holiday shopping stress you out? This year may throw a new curve ball your way.  Pervinder Johar, CEO of Blume Global, a supply chain technology company, recently joined WABE’s “All Things Considered” to talk about the ongoing supply chain disruption.

The New York Times also reported on the state of the Port of Savannah: "They are running out of places to put things at one of the largest ports in the United States," they write. The port's executive director says "t
he supply chain is overwhelmed and inundated...It’s not sustainable at this point. Everything is out of whack.”

📈 Everything includes gas prices, which hit a seven-year high this week. Georgia is still below the national average, but prices here are up more than $1 year-over-year.


🏳️‍🌈 Following the cancellation of in-person events by the Atlanta Pride Committee, community members are demanding changes at the organization.
📸 Today's Instagram shoutout goes to @jordan_levit_media, who captured this image outside of Taco Mac in Virginia-Highland. Was it taken in 1971 or 2021? 

🕖 Today's Draft is five stories:

• Dunwoody businessman and his daughter killed in plane crash
• Food news

• Chad's weekend music picks
• Inspiration from an advocate for disabled athletes
AND 
• Coffee Wednesday

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1. Dunwoody businessman, daughter among four killed in PDK plane crash

💔 Dunwoody resident Jonathan Rosen, 47, and his daughter Allison, 14, were among the four people who died in a plane crash at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport on Friday. Lauren Harrington, 42, and Julia Smith, 13, were also killed.

A memorial service is planned for Rosen and his daughter today at Arlington Memorial Park.

Rosen was the CEO of a Dunwoody-based financial services firm. He also ran a nonprofit that provided financial literacy classes to children. In 2014, Reporter Newspapers interviewed Rosen about his passion for teaching young people.

His daughter, Allison, was an eighth grader at Peachtree Middle School in Dunwoody. She was “a rock climber, champion weightlifter, and well loved by her family and friends,” said her obituary.

A crash investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board said the four people were on a trip to Houston. A preliminary report about the crash should be complete within 14 days.
*Partner Message* 🧀🍸 Gather 'round: A Celebration of Southern Food, Drink, Music & Art is Oct. 14 - 17 at the Epicurean Atlanta hotel. More than 60 of the region's top culinary talent will be on hand with proceeds benefiting The Giving Kitchen. Purchase your ticket today 🍸🧀
II. QUICK BITES

➡ Midtown restaurant Lyla Lila (above) is praised for its pasta and seafood concoctions that “reads more Italian than Southern” in The New York Times' 2021 list of 50 restaurants they’re “excited about.”

Muchacho has expanded its hours and space and is now open along the Beltline at Memorial Drive.
 
➡ Wholesome Wave Georgia received $646,781 from the USDA to support the “Georgia Fresh for Less” program, matching SNAP benefits at participating farmers markets and farms. 
 
➡ Chef Flynn McClanahan was appointed executive chef at Atlanta Fish Market. He succeeds beloved chef Bobby Holley, who passed away last month.
 
➡ In Holley’s memory, Kevin Rathbun Steak, Kyma, and others are teaming up for the first annual Maestro Golf Tournament on Nov. 1. Proceeds will establish a college fund for Holley’s children.
 
➡ The Atlanta Chili Cook Off takes place Oct. 23 at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody. Sample some of the best chili in the region from more than 75 restaurants, caterers, amateur cooks, and junior chef competition teams. Register here.

🍗 Read about these and more restaurant news in Quick Bites.
3. Chad's weekend music picks

Fri., Oct. 15
🎶 Bahamas and Sam Weber @ Variety Playhouse
🌀 Flood Twin, Coma Therapy, and Live Mueller @ The Earl
🖤 Griever, NAG, Hubble, and Thousandaire @ 529
✨ Los Amigos Invisibles @ The Masquerade 

Sat., Oct. 16
🥁 Whores.,Vincas, and Harmacy @ The Earl
🎸 Dinner Time, Gringo Star, Nordista Freeze, and Everybody's Homie @ 529
🕶️ Coco and Clair Clair (above) @ Aisle 5 -
SOLD OUT
🪕 Old Crow Medicine Show @ The Eastern

Sun., Oct. 17
🔥 The Delta Bombers, Hillbilly Casino, and Volk @ The Earl
🎤 Jarren Benton @ Masquerade
*Partner Message* 🧀🍸 Gather 'round: A Celebration of Southern Food, Drink, Music & Art is Oct. 14 - 17 at the Epicurean Atlanta hotel. More than 60 of the region's top culinary talent will be on hand with proceeds benefiting The Giving Kitchen. Purchase your ticket today 🍸🧀
4. 'The Ironman is what I go through everyday'

💪 The headline is a quote from Kyle Pease, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was six months old, and now uses a wheelchair.

On watching his brother Brent compete in the grueling endurance race, he said, “They were pushing their bodies until they couldn’t go anymore, to find the finish line. I was like, that’s what I go through on a day-to-day basis.” 
 
Kyle, Brent, and Kyle’s twin brother, Evan, grew up in the Morningside area of Atlanta, where sports were a daily part of life. 
 
That love of sports led Kyle Kennesaw State University where he earned a degree in Sports Management in 2008. It’s also what led Kyle and Brent to start the Kyle Pease Foundation – a nonprofit that helps disabled athletes participate and succeed in sports – in 2011.

Our colleague Sammie Purcell caught up with the Pease brothers to learn about their inspiring journey. 
⑤ Coffee Spotlight: Prevail Coffee

☕ Community and coffee are two things that Prevail Coffee Roasters is all about.

Founders Megan and Wade Preston are dedicated to creating a space that connects them with their community, and can improve the lives of others. Through coffee and creating a welcoming environment, they have achieved just that.

Their mission to serve quality coffee and to “be a quality connector for authentic community” began in Auburn, Alabama in 2014. Now, Prevail has extended its Southern take on coffee to a spacious shop on Howell Mill Rd.

Prevail offers a perfect match for every palette, and if you have a hard time choosing the right coffee, just take their short online quiz to help them find the perfect coffee just for you.

Be sure to check out Rough Draft’s guide to local coffee as we continue to profile the metro area coffee scene.
 
What’s your favorite coffee shop? Drop us a line on Instagram and let us know!
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