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Tullamore D.E.W. Celebrates Its New Distillery

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On September 17th, we joined Tullamore D.E.W. for a private tasting at The Penny Farthing in NYC to celebrate the opening of their brand new, $50 million distillery in their…

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Pod People: Food Truck Purveyors Group Together for Great Cuisine

It’s lunchtime and you want Middle Eastern food. Lucky for you, a Halal cart is not too far from the office. But what happens tomorrow when you want something different? You might have to scour...
twitter to see where the hot new food truck is situated. But if you’re lucky, that Halal cart is not...

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Swill: All About Aquavit

Swill is our bi-monthly column dedicated to liquor, wine, beer, and every other delicious dram that falls under the broader umbrella of booze. But it’s more than just tasting notes scribbled on a...
cocktail napkin — Swill is about getting outside of your comfort zone, trying new things, and exploring the big, wide world of...

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Mile High Whiskey: High West Distillery

When you think of Utah, high quality spirits probably don’t factor in to the list of attractions. Between five national parks and more than four hundred inches of snowfall at Utah’s ski...
resorts, we couldn’t blame you for overlooking Park City’s High West Distillery and Saloon, at least until now. As Utah’s first distillery since...

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The Manual’s 2014 Guide To Fall Food Trends

Summer flew by way too quickly for our taste. But at least the changing of seasons brings all kinds of  new and exciting things into our lives. Fall, in our opinion, is the best time of year for...
men’s style with all the new layering pieces up for grabs. It’s one of the best times...

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Thirstie Makes Beers Runs a Thing of the Past

We’ve all been there. You’re getting ready to attend a party and realize you forgot the most important thing – booze. Or maybe you’re hosting the festivities and find yourself...
running low on alcohol, a tragedy if there ever was one. Whatever the situation, it can put a real damper on your party mood. Fortunately...

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Fried Chicken 101 at Root & Bone

Do you like fried chicken? Wait, who are we kidding—everybody loves fried chicken! However much you enjoy the crispy goodness of an excellent, fried bird, you may not know the tricks of the trade that go...
into making something so simple, so delicious. Since we know many of our readers like to try things out...

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James Beard Winner Tim Cushman on Izakayas and His New Verb Hotel Restaurant

Izakayas — a Japanese version of a pub — are all the rage in the culinary scene. That’s why the Boston-based Verb Hotel partnered up with the James Beard Award-winning chef Tim Cushman to create a...
new izakaya on its property called Hojoko. The Manual recently caught up with Cushman to ask him about his...

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Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month with Russell’s Reserve

The calendar has turned to September, which sadly means that the summer is more or less over. While we know that might make you sad, there’s plenty to be excited about this month. For starters, September...
is National Bourbon Heritage Month! That’s right, back in 2007 the U.S. Senate passed a bill declaring September to...

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Make Your Own Sake With This Kit

Norse Hutchens knows all about home brewing. Based in Tampa, Florida, Hutchens deconstructs what’s in our favorite libations — beer, wine, and mead — and creates kits so that those who want to give...
home brewing a try can purchase on his Etsy storefront Sundry Brew. Hutchens recently explored what goes in to making sake....

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Channing Daughters Winery and the Vermouth Trend

Do you honestly know what vermouth is? Feel free to admit it if you don’t. Any cocktail aficionado worth his or her salt enjoys at least one drink that features vermouth as a key ingredient, but few...
people under the age of 35 really know what that means. To many, it’s just some kind of...

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STRONG & KIND Bars: Protein-Packed Workout Fuel

Ever crave a post-workout bar after an evening at the gym, playing basketball or riding your bike around town that doesn’t involve what feels like a gunky chewy mass of processed ingredients you can’t...
identify? The folks at KIND — the snack company that makes products like snack bars and grain clusters with flax seeds,...

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Bondi Harvest: Don’t Let Cooking Intimidate You

Think creating savory meals like a chef is too challenging? Australian chef Guy Turland says think again. He says the goal of his Bondi Harvest cooking show, which airs on YouTube, is to take away the...
intimidation of cooking. In the videos, he prepares meals in his apartment on Bondi Beach. He also spends time sitting...

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