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Get a Taste of Spring at The Elm

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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…

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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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Funky Buddha Brewery Maple Bacon Coffee Porter

Here at the Manual, we’re total advocates of having breakfast any time of the day, in anything. There’s the famous Secret Breakfast ice cream, which is made with bourbon, caramelized corn flakes at...
Humphry Slocombe in San Francisco; hamburgers with bacon and eggs and Funky Buddha Brewery’s latest special release, the Maple Bacon Coffee Porter....

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Whisky: The Manual

The debate may still be out on whether it’s spelled whisky or whiskey, but for the sake of the book we’re talking about in this post, we’ll go with whisky, since it’s called “Whisky: The...
Manual”. It’s pretty evident that we like manuals here at The Manual (just look at our name), and Dave Broom...

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Best Chefs America Launches Regional Guides

Who are the best chefs in America? Everyone has their favorites and while names such as Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin and Andy Ricker of Pok Pok are often bandied about by gourmands around the country, Best...
Chefs America used a more scientific approach to determine the cream of the crop. The results, which are...

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NYC’s Gotham West Market: Talking to One of The Men Behind the Market

The Gotham West Market, Manhattan’s newest, large-scale collection of high-end food and drink purveyors—as well as one of the city’s most respected bike shops—opened for business this past...
December.  The Market, part of the luxurious (and also brand new) Gotham West apartment building, contains dining areas, store fronts and learning spaces from Blue Bottle Coffee,...

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Giving Your Meals the Wow Factor

Thinking of hosting a get-together for friends? Or maybe you’re in a relationship that’s moved past the dining out stage and you’re ready to wow your date with a creation from your own...
kitchen. Take it from us—there’s an easy way to make your dinner a true conversation piece. It’s all about finding the right...

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