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Batch Nashville’s Carefully Curated Bundles

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Batch Nashville cultivates some of the finest confections and ingredients, organizing them into thoughtful, useful collections that are sure to impress.

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3 San Francisco Restaurants You Can’t Miss

We were in the City by the Bay the weekend for last, and we stopped by three restaurants that you must check out the next time you find yourself in the Bay Area. They’re all owned by Doug Washington,...
Mitchell Rosenthal and Steven Rosenthal: Anchor & Hope, Salt House and Town Hall. Anchor & Hope...

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Get a Taste of Spring at The Elm

Chef Paul Liebrandt honed his skills under some of the greatest Michelin-starred restaurants, from Paris’s Restaurant  Pierre Gagnaire to Marco Pierre White to Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons in Oxford to...
Pied à Terre in London, and on top of the Liebrandt became one of the youngest chefs to earn a three star New York Times...

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Single Malt Caribbean Heaven

Balvenie's 14 year Caribbean Rum Cask has everything you want in a Scotch, aged in oak for 14 years and finished in rum casks.

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Basil Hayden Bluegrass Punch

It’s no secret that we at The Manual love a good cocktail. We take pride in making sure that we are on top of our mixology game at all times. Not only does it help keep things fresh (I mean, how boring...
is it to stick to one drink all the time?), but also it...

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Eat This: Zingerman’s Bacon of the Month Club

If The Manual post on Theresa Gilliam and E. Jane Armstrong ‘s book Bacon 24/7 is any indication, you guys love your bacon, and who wouldn’t? It’s crispy, greasy, and so delicious. Now if you want to...
mix it up a little, there’s a subscription service that’s just for you. Zingerman’s has a Bacon of...

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The Perfect Stout Glass from Spiegelau

It’s just not fair — every grape varietal and wine style under the sun has its own specific glass, but beer –no matter what the style– typically just gets sloshed unceremoniously...
into a standard pint glass. It’s a shame, really, because the right glass can have amazing effects on the flavor of a beer. Specific...

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The Manual’s Guide on Drinking

In the upcoming weeks, The Manual will be posting tips from people in the know on various industries. Today we take have a cocktail at Omar’s.  Our thoughts on the subject: Trumpets blare! It’s...
cocktail time! Nothing wraps up a long day nicer than a well poured drink or a cool IPA. We get tipsy...

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Meet Umi, The Hottest New Restaurant in Atlanta

We here at The Manual have had our eye on the Atlanta culinary scene for the last year or so. In that time, one of the hottest new restaurants the ATL is the modern Japanese restaurant, Umi. Located in the...
city’s Buckhead neighborhood, Umi was founded in 2013 by longtime Atlanta natives Farshid Arshid and...

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Vertigo Worth Having with Averna

Looking for a new summer drink? Take your guests to new heights when you mix up a “Vertigo” at your next cocktail party. The main ingredient is Averna, which is one of the most celebrated Amaros in the...
world. Amaro is the Italian word for “bitter.” As a liquer, it’s typically consumed as an after-dinner...

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Marcus Samuelsson’s Bermuda Pop-Up

As if you needed more of a reason to treat yourself to some rest and relaxation in a tropical paradise this summer, Chef Marcus Samuelsson just announced the opening of his two month pop-up at the Fairmont...
Hamilton Princess hotel in Bermuda. To preview his new signature restaurant set to open at the hotel in...

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This Rum was Aged at the Bottom of the Ocean

Usually you’ve got to buy a bunch of boats, winches, and scuba gear to retrieve treasure from the bottom of the ocean, but thanks to Seven Fathoms Rum, now all you’ve got to do is head to the...
nearest liquor store. Much like a treasure chest full of gold doubloons, Seven Fathoms Rum spends a...

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Chowing Down at Brooklyn’s Bergen Hill

Earlier this month, we ventured out to Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens neighborhood to dine at recently-opened restaurant Bergen Hill. In the four hours that followed, we tasted some of the most delicious...
and diverse dishes by Chef Andrew D’Ambrosi, prepared with not much more than a few hot plates and elementary kitchen tools. Brooklyn-born and South...

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