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Meet Brewie: The World’s First Fully Automated Brewing Machine

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Brewie makes it easy to brew beer at home by automating the entire process, but also gives you complete control over all the different brewing parameters, so you still have a high degree of creative freedom.

Food & Drink, Grooming

Keep it clean with the Whisker Dam

The Whisker Dam is the perfect blend of form and function, keeping your hirsute upper lip clean without strapping anything metal over your chops.

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Food & Drink

FEASTING: Chef Samia Behaya of Djenna at LOT45

We caught up with the Brooklyn restaurant vet to learn more about the resilience of her first Williamsburg restaurant and how her heritage influences the menu at Djenna.

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Food & Drink

Hot Cocktails for Cold Weather

Cold outside? Sounds like the perfect excuse to knock back a cup of hot booze. Here's a few of our favorite hot cocktail recipes -- including some new and different takes on classic concoctions, as well as...
a few that you've probably never heard of.

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Food & Drink

Athlete Eats: Pero Antic of the Atlanta Hawks

We talked to Atlanta Hawks power foward, and Macedonian native, Pero Antic about this favorite places to eat in Atlanta and while he's on the road across America.

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Food & Drink

Celebrate Burns Night With These Scotch-Based Cocktails

Need a good excuse to drink copious amounts of scotch on a Sunday night? We've got you covered. January 25th marks the traditional Scottish holiday Burns Night -- a celebration of the country's most...
renowned poet, Robert Burns.

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Food & Drink

Super Bowl Party 101

Super Bowl XLIX will be here on February 1. Read our tips so that you can throw one awesome party filled with drinks, food and lots of fun.

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Food & Drink

Partida Tequila Lime Chicken Wings

The Super Bowl is rapidly approaching and regardless of how you feel about the two teams in the big game, you're going to need some quality snacks. Partida Tequila Lime Chicken Wings are just the thing.

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Food & Drink

Learn All About Making Jerky With “The Jerky Bible”

We thought we knew what jerky was until we read the description Kate Fidducia wrote in her new book “The Jerky Bible.” “There is a difference between drying and preserving meat and making meat...
jerky,” she writes. “When drying meat that has to be rehydrated later on, the meat has to be cooked first, then dried. When meat has been cooked and dried, it can be stored in a freezer for up to one...
year. Meat jerky, which does not require that it is cooked, can be stored in zip-top bags for two to six months.” Jerky has been enjoying...

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Food & Drink, Living

The Line Hotel is a Creative Getaway in LA’s Koreatown

We love to travel here at The Manual, especially when we're staying somewhere as cool as The Line. Check out our rundown of the property before visiting yourself.

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Food & Drink

The Best Hot Toddy Recipe in the Observable Universe

Our ongoing search for the best hot toddy recipe in the world recently led us to Moloko, a bar/restaurant in inner northeast Portland, where a bartender by the name of Frank showed us his take on the...
classic drink.

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Food & Drink, Swill

Smoked Beer: An Introduction

In this installment of Swill, we offer up an introduction to the big, wide world of smoked beer. The category has been growing and expanding into new territory as of late, and we're here to share a few of...
our favorites with you.

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Food & Drink, Worn Out Wednesday

Worn Out Wednesday – Charles Smith

Today we speak to rock n’ roll wine maker Charles Smith.

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