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How To Make the Perfect Manhattan

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Mr. Tim Cooper, one of the partners and Beverage Director at New York’s Sweetwater Social, has put together a step-by-step process that goes into making a classic Manhattan.

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Q&A with The Fat Radish’s Ben Towill on Their New Cookbook

We sit down with The Fat Radish's Ben Towill to discuss their first cookbook

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The Manual’s Quick Reference Guide to Smoking Meat

Entire books have been written on the subject of smoking meat, but don't let that fool you -- you can learn how to do it like a pro in just a single afternoon. We've put together this guide to teach you...
the basics in a flash, and also share some insight into the science behind it, so you'll be an expert in no time.

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Choosing a bottle of wine with E&R wine shop

We set out to get some tips and tricks for sounding like an wine expert, but what we got was a wealth of expertise that will hopefully keep you from being intimidated when you pop open that wine list. No...
tricks or secret methods here, just two enthusiasts sharing their hard-earned experience.

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Espolòn Añejo: Tequila Aged in Wild Turkey Casks

This month, Espolòn Tequila brought their Añejo tequila to the United States for the first time ever. The Añejo is aged in Wild Turkey bourbon barrels, which adds an extra level of flavor for the...
tequila connoisseur.

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Bewdly Coffee: Wake Up with Gourmet Flavors

You won't have trouble waking up with new coffee favors like Maple Bacon and Vanilla Bourbon. We have the low down on the new Bewdly Coffee Company.

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The Best Pumpkin Beers (2014 Edition)

It's that time of year again. Pumpkin-flavored beers are everywhere right now, so we've taken the liberty of rounding them up and giving them all a taste test, and now we're here to let you know which ones...
to sip and which ones to skip.

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The Seoul Chicken Guide to Wings

At Seoul Chicken in New York's Lower East Side, Chaz Brown is dishing out plates of crispy, flavorful chicken wings. We talked with charismatic Chaz Brown and got some of his insider tips for cooking an...
impressive chicken wing.

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Swill: McMenamin’s Aval Pota Whiskey

We'll be the first to admit that flavored whiskies usually suck, but this one from McMenamin's Edgefield Distillery blew our mind. Built on a foundation of White Dog whiskey and flavored with a mash of...
freshly-harvested Hood River apples, this amazing autumnal spirit is definitely worth your time

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Oktoberfest Lager Stew. Need We Say More?

So now that it’s officially fall, it won’t be long before you have to put away the grill and start eating something other than steak, chicken, and grilled corn again. Unfortunately,...
you’ll soon be forced to cook inside, like a person who doesn’t have so much hair on their knuckles. It’s a bummer, we know, but not to worry — even if you’re not as...
comfortable in the kitchen as you are over an open flame, we’ve got a killer autumn recipe for you that’s practically impossible to screw up. And better yet, it’s got beer in it. Peep...
game...

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FEASTING: Chef Angie Mar of The Beatrice Inn

Feasting is our new column dedicated to cooking, grilling, eating and discovering what’s on the menu across America and the world. There are few things we love more than a badass female chef,...
especially when she favors simplicity, seasonality and holds game meats in high esteem. So when Angie Mar invited us to have dinner at The Beatrice Inn where she’s currently executive chef, we gladly...
popped into the West Village spot to sample some of her best fall offerings. To say we left stuffed was an understatement. Between the venison tartare she butchered herself, the milk braised pork...
shoulder...

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Five Fresh Hop Beers You Should Already Be Drinking

From the fresh hop reds to the double IPAs, we've got you covered when it comes to fresh hop beers, but hurry up, because they won't be fresh much longer.

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Wines for Columbus Day Weekend

Next Monday is Columbus Day and, while Christopher Columbus’ legacy is complex and nuanced, the holiday ushers in one of America’s great traditions—enjoying a three-day weekend in the peak of autumn....
Chances are you’ll take a fall getaway with a significant other, sleep-in and lounge around the house, or fit in one last barbecue for the season. Whatever you decide to do over Columbus Day weekend,...
you’re probably going to want an adult beverage or two. Luckily, we here at The Manual have two perfect wines for the occasion. Christopher Columbus was, of course, Italian, but his voyages to the...

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