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Santa Barbara Micro Guide

We tell you where to eat, play and stay in lovely Santa Barbara.

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What to eat right now by Mikkel Karstad

February is a weird month for food. We're not quite over the relentless January detox, yet it's still crazy cold so we're craving something hearty and fulfilling. Feeling a little dumbstruck and...
uninspired, we caught up with our new favourite food blogger extraordinaire, Mikkel Karstad, to pick his beautiful Danish brains for winning fridge fillers.

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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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Biltong by Jonty Jacobs

You may be asking, “What the hell is biltong?” Well, biltong is a South African cured meat that is comparable to beef jerky. Growing up, one of my best friends came from a South African family and her...
father used to cure biltong in their garage and it was (and remains, since he still actively makes the stuff) one of my favorite snacks. Jonty Jacobs is a biltong shop in New York’s West Village owned...
and operated by the husband and wife team of Monique Daniels and Camran St. Luce. Daniels was born in South Africa and decided to start...

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Thanksgiving Events Around the Country

These four events around the country offer an alternative to the traditional Thanksgiving weekend.

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A Woman’s Work: Female Chefs Serve Up Culinary Delights

Cooking has traditionally been dominated by women but you wouldn’t know that looking at restaurant kitchens. The list of Michelin-star chefs is long and is almost entirely made up of men. Female...
chefs have long been relegated to sous or pastry chef status. That’s not to say some female chefs haven’t managed to make a name for themselves. Anita Lo and Alice Waters come to mind....
Unfortunately, that list is short. But thanks to a new wave of talented female chefs, the tide may be turning. Here are four of the top female chefs around the United States who are creating award-winning...
cuisine. Anne-Sophie Pic...

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Pod People: Food Truck Purveyors Group Together for Great Cuisine

It’s lunchtime and you want Middle Eastern food. Lucky for you, a Halal cart is not too far from the office. But what happens tomorrow when you want something different? You might have to scour...
twitter to see where the hot new food truck is situated. But if you’re lucky, that Halal cart is not the only game in town. Food cart pods—a collection of various food trucks in one spot—offer a...
sultan’s choice of cuisine from Middle Eastern to Indian to French to Norwegian and everything in between. Here are four of the best food cart pods around the...

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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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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 country: Estabrook Beer Garden,...
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Milwaukee has strong German roots and once had a plethora of beer gardens. Today, Estabrook Beer Garden, on the banks of the Milwaukee River, is bringing the concept back to life....
It’s not a large space but it gets the...

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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 the most awesome spots this district has to offer. Rest and...
recharge… The London Edition Hotel. Opened by Studio 54 founder Ian Schrager late last year, the Edition has already cemented its place among London’s most exclusive hotels. Whether you opt for a guest...
room...

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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 a twenty-seven year old offensive guard who has been in the NFL since 2008. He’s played for the Carolina Panthers, Minnesota...
Vikings and most recently, the Kansas City Chiefs. After a strong season in 2013, he was targeted by the New York Giants as a...

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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 offer plenty of space to grab a drink or a bite....
The Manual picked our favorites. Coq D’Argent Classic French fare gets top billing at Coq D’Argent, a rooftop garden bar in the Square Mile area of London. The gardens offer a spectacular view...
of...

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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: Wood Grilling The hottest trend at restaurants is coming to a home near you....
Wood grilling, most easily done with a special wood-burning grill (Grillworks makes one of the best), is the hottest trend of the year. But you can get the same effect without the...

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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 her new book, Mason Jar Salads and More, came about. The Manual quizzed...
Mirabella on how she came up with the idea, why mason jar meals are convenient, and what you should make to impress your friends and family. How did you come up with...

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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 that don’t just serve multiple delectable dishes, but...
friendly discourse as well. The Manual picks our top-four from around the world. Casa Saltshaker, Buenos Aires Billed as “Food. Wine. Conversation. New Friends.” Casa Saltshaker in food-rich...
Buenos Aires makes good on that promise. Ten guests...

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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 Bla Bla This laid back cool destination, Bistro Bla Bla Bla (yes, that is actually the name) in the...
Chueca neighborhood, not only has a modern  French cafe interior and live jazz, but has an international twist to the menu.  Influenced by Mexico, Paris and...

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