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Living

Recap: The Manual Meetup Charleston, South Carolina

Last Thursday we hosted our third Manual Meetup, this time in historic Charleston, South Carolina. We teamed up with our boys over at WineAwesomeness at their new space in the Cannonborough-Elliotborough...
neighborhood, which has become the epicenter of cool new restaurants, shops and bars on the tiny peninsula. Butcher & Bee, a favorite uptown spot...

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Travel

Micro Guide: Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is well known for its’‘moonlight and magnolias’past, but today the little town is jostling with bigger cities because of its’ young and vibrant scene. Take it from me, a part time...
resident, ditch all the guide books (and we aren’t even mentioning that Bravo reality show) and venture into the less touristy areas. Here...

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Fashion & Style

Seersucker on the Diamond in Charleston, S.C.

The hot weather months are upon us. That means it’s time to break out brighter, lighter shirts and pants. You know, your cottons, linens and ginghams. Even athletes are dressing to the weather. This...
season, the Charleston, S.C. RiverDogs, the Class Single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees (and partially owned by legendary comedian Bill...

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Food & Drink

Cooking Heritage Breeds with Fred Neuville

In our third and final installment on farming we speak to Fred Neuville from Charleston’s The Fat Hen restaurant about how to cook heritage breed meat. Growing up in Roanoke, Virginia, his father sat him...
down at the ripe old age of 16 and asked him what he wanted to do with his life. “If...

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Food & Drink

A Lesson in Heritage Breeds

For our second November installment on farming, we speak to Celeste Albers, who raises heritage breed hogs and cows. Heritage breeds are a hot topic these days. Like heirloom vegetables, heritage breed...
animals are rare breeds that are sought after for their history, adaptation and of course taste. Farmers around the country are raising animals...

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Food & Drink

Life on the Farm with John Warren

With Thanksgiving just a few gobbles away  and the Farm Bill being bandied about Congress, we thought it would be of interest to our readers to interview a real live farmer. Amazingly (and thankfully),...
farming is once again a profession people are interested in. With the slow food and farm-to-table movements exploding, more and more...

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Living

Urban Electric Celebrates 10 Years

In this age of mass manufacturing overseas and the recent building collapses in Bangladesh, killing thousands of workers who slave away for Gap and Walmart, it’s thoroughly refreshing to hear about an...
American based company who takes care of their employees. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Urban Electric is celebrating their 10th anniversary this year....

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Food & Drink

Wine Awesomeness Launches New Site. Dionysus Ecstatic.

  The crew here at The Manual is like family. We fight, we have massive dinners (the endings of which we sometimes don’t remember), we poke fun at each other (a lot) and of course we help each...
other. Today our Wine Awesomeness crew is launching its’ brand new website full of new wines, videos...

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Food & Drink

Two Popsicle Companies We Are Melting Over

King of Pops Chilling the Southeast  Getting into the popsicle business wasn’t part of Steven Carse’s original career plan. It just evolved organically out of a love for paletas—Latin American ice...
pops that Steven and his two brothers discovered during their travels in Central America. When Carse became victim of an AIG corporate layoff, he...

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Travel

Beat The Heat : Our Favorite Rooftop Bars

Summer may be our favorite season, but the past few weeks have been scorching hot – and the last thing we want to do after work is get our drink on in a packed bar with little air circulation. One of...
the major advantages in this kind of weather is the rooftop bar. What’s better...

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Fashion & Style

Charleston’s Best Men’s Store: Indigo & Cotton

Fortune favors the brave, as Brett Carron, owner of Charleston, South Carolina’s red hot menswear store Indigo & Cotton, would have it. Since opening the 600-sq.-foot store in April 2010, two blocks...
off Charleston’s famed King Street, Indigo & Cotton has become undeniably one of the country’s top menswear stores, carrying the best names in...

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Fashion & Style

Worn Out Wednesdays – Rhett Boyd

Charleston, South Carolina is known more for it’s culinary explosion and plantations than its surfing situation but then again, the surfing scene was hardly a hot topic in the hipster vernacular of New...
York City until the Saturdays boys came along. Enter Rogue Wave‘s Rhett Boyd, avid surfer, skater and local tastemaker. Boyd grew up near...

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Living

Michael Moran’s Passion for the Plank

Besides fast fashion, today we also have fast furniture. Ikea is the most well known but now with Etsy and even the particle board cabinets found at Pottery Barn, many pieces of our furniture won’t be...
passed down to our kids (Hell, our movers refused to move anything from Ikea since it is so flimsy)...

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Food & Drink

SOMM FILE: Off-the-Radar Reds For Sultry, Wintery Nights

Brad Ball, Advanced Sommelier | Owner, Social Restaurant + Wine Bar | Resident Wine Geek, Wine Awesomeness Every wine has its place. Actually, I should say that every quality wine has its place and what...
tends to dictate my preference for that eveningʼs juice is either food or weather, usually being an intersection of the two. Hot, summer...

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Living

Robert Hines Glass Workshop

Biking up North King Street in Charleston, South Carolina, where run down delis and rickety old wig shops are slowly getting turned into slick bars and restaurants, I discovered a languorous store front...
filled with a passel of old mirrors, gilded frames and a light film of dust, giving the tall old windows a look...

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Food & Drink

The Asian Persuasion for Charleston Foodies

Charleston, South Carolina is blowin’ up as a must visit foodie destination with Husk, Fig and Hominy Grill winning accolades around the country. But tourists and locals alike can enjoy only so much pork...
cheek and grits. That’s why Xiao Bao Biscuit is a welcome addition to the scene. Their style of cooking is playfully...

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