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Food & Drink

Jazz up your next burger with these four, creative toppings

Everyone puts pickles and mustard on their burgers. Try one of our creative toppings that are sure to surprise even your Instagram foodie friends.

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Food & Drink

American Beer Gardens: Hip Summer Hangouts

Americans love summer and summer means heading outside to eat, drink and be merry. Instead of imbibing with friends in a dark and stuffy pub, why not drink your favorite brew at a beer garden? This...
quintessentially German institution, with its convivial atmosphere, plethora of beer and outdoor seating, is taking the U.S. by storm. Here are our favorites around the...

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Travel

Micro guide: Fitzrovia, London

Fitzrovia is enjoying something of a renaissance right now. The grid of streets nestled behind Tottenham Court road and Oxford Street has rapidly become the neighborhood to hang in, since the untouchable...
East end galleries collectively left Vyner street behind and replanted themselves here in search of a fresh scene. Follow our micro guide for...

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Food & Drink

Athlete Eats: Geoff Schwartz of the New York Giants

Athlete Eats is our periodic column where we speak to professional athletes about their favorite spots to eat when they are in their home city as well as on the road. If anyone knows the best spots to eat...
in a U.S. city, it’s going to be one of our sports stars. Geoff Schwartz is...

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Food & Drink

London’s Hottest Garden Bars

Rooftop bars have become synonymous with summer fun in the city. A place to unwind with a drink in hand. But many of these bars have become overrun with loudmouths and loud music. Not in London. The...
city’s top summer destinations are decidedly less boorish than their stateside counterparts. London’s garden bars/restaurants are tranquil yet...

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Food & Drink

BBQ Trends Just in Time for Summer

Although summer is still officially a few weeks away, Memorial Day signifies the start of the season. Last Monday, people around the country dusted off their barbeque covers and lit up their grills,...
savoring juicy cuts of meat and fresh produce. BBQ trends change from year to year. Here are a few things to look for in 2014:...

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Food & Drink

Jar Your Lunch: Mason Jar Meals and More

Mason jars seem to be everywhere these days — at our favorite bars, restaurants we frequent, and even in 7-Eleven. Julia Mirabella, who actually is a Washington, D.C.-based attorney, noticed the...
proliferation of mason jar salad recipes on the internet and thought, why not put them all in one place? That’s how the idea for...

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Food & Drink

Supper Clubs Hit the Culinary Mark

The lone diner. You sit in restaurants by yourself, savoring your wine and food, listening in on conversations but never being a part of one. It’s a solitary experience that can sometimes become...
lonely. But loners need not suffer anymore. From Portland to Sydney to Buenos Aires, crafty entrepreneurs and chefs have created supper clubs...

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Food & Drink

Our Top Three Favorite Food Finds in Madrid

So you’re planning a trip to Madrid? There is nothing as great as tasting local gastronomy.   And while El Bulli stole the Spanish spotlight for so long, Madrid has always held its weight in the...
kitchen. We have been on our own culinary tour around the capital and here are our top picks. Bistro Bla...

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Food & Drink, Living

Batch Nashville’s Carefully Curated Bundles

Batch Nashville cultivates some of the finest confections and ingredients, organizing them into thoughtful, useful collections that are sure to impress.

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Food & Drink

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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Food & Drink

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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Travel

Micro Guide: Phoenix

Visitors head there to golf. Or to catch some sun during the cold, dreary days of winter. But surprisingly, Phoenix has a bit more to offer than just sun and a hole in one. The city has a thriving food and...
art scene and an increasingly diverse populace. Here are our favorite spots in town...

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Food & Drink

Lanes of London: Food for Globetrotters

Londoners can afford to be greedy and picky. The sheer diversity of food on offer here is overwhelming- and probably explains why basically everyone who lives here is a foodie. So when we heard about Lanes...
of London, a haven for those wanting to travel the world via their taste buds, we made a reservation...

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Food & Drink

Russian Renovations: Nikolai’s Roof in Atlanta Gets a Makeover

In case you didn’t know, the Atlanta culinary scene is expanding and progressing at a rapid rate.  Over the past year, innovative restaurant after innovative restaurant have opened all over the city,...
which has created a highly competitive and creative atmosphere in “Hotlanta.” To keep up with the field, the famed and iconic restaurant, Nikolai’s...

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Food & Drink

Eat Bacon Around the Clock With Bacon 24/7

There’s no arguing when I say that we here at The Manual love our bacon. We were extremely excited when we saw that Theresa Gilliam and E. Jane Armstrong created a book titled Bacon 24/7: Recipes for...
Curing, Smoking, and Eating. In the tome are delectable photographs by Armstrong that just make us salivate, along...

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