The Manual 2016 Awards

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The Manual presents our first ever awards for our favorite spots in eight cities across America, highlighting the best businesses around the country. For the next eight weeks, we’ll be showcasing these locations – so check back for our winners!

Atlanta, Georgia

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The Empire City of the South is back on the map for more than malls.

Portland, Oregon

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The city is known worldwide for its forward thinking concepts.

Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles is a vibrant city, home to people from across the United States and the world, harboring big dreams and talent.

San Francisco, California

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From one of the world’s most acclaimed restaurants to a beer that’s been brewed for all over a century, here what impressed us the most this year in San Francisco.

New York City, New York

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The urban adventurer can always find a quality piece of beef, a barber that remembers your name and some great brands to explore.

Austin, Texas

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With all of the hoopla has come a bountiful variety of new places to discover, making it a destination for more than just music.

Seattle, Washington

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From great coffee to high quality clothing, the Emerald City continues to provide countless places for work, relaxation, and discovery.

Chicago, Illinois

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The new school of Chicago creative aren’t just recreating the past; they’re giving a well-measured contemporary twist on things.

Food & Drink

The Balvenie Just Released a Collection of Cool Stuff Made from Whisky Barrels

The Balvenie x Todd Snyder collection debuted this week and it includes some of the neates fashion and home goods that we've seen this year.
Food & Drink

Beyond Branca: 6 Best Fernet Brands That Aren’t Fernet-Branca

While we love Fernet-Branca, these other brands are worthy of your time and attention.
Travel

What to Do in Mexico City: 33 Best Restaurants, Bars, Shops, and Destinations

CDMX is a vibrant metropolis filled with some of the best museums, eateries, and hotels in the world.
Travel

You Can Now Legally Take Your Weed Through LAX Airport (Sort of)

LAPD is cool with your stash at the airport. The TSA? Not so much.
Travel

The Woodman’s Treehouse Has Everything You Want, Including a Pizza Oven

The ultimate escape for a weekend of reliving your childhood, there’s also hammocks, a slide, and a rooftop hot tub.
Living

Be a Rebel Without a Cause and Buy James Dean’s Old Hollywood Hills Digs

This restored and reimagined 1920s Spanish-style home is up for sale for just shy of $4 million.
Living

A Passive House That’s Big on Style While Saving the Planet

Passive Houses, are not just saving the planet and reducing energy costs, they’re stylish as hell.
Living

How to Winterize Your House and Yard Before the Cold Weather Comes

With just a few weekends of work, you'll be sitting pretty (and warm) in your newly winterized home.
Outdoors

The Best First Aid Kits for the Home, Car, Hiking, and More

Accident, injuries, burns, bug bites, and worse can strike at any time. Be prepared.
Living

The Complete Guide to Kitchen Knives and Their Uses

You could be missing out on the perfect utensil for making sushi, slicing ribs, or creating radish roses and not even know it.
Living

Razor Bluff: A Luxurious Hillside Hideaway Fit for a Supervillain with Swagger

Razor Bluff House is 10,000 square feet of opulence and it can be yours … for a cool $30,000,000.
Living

This Barn-Inspired Home Blends Historic Architecture with Contemporary Style

Vaulted ceilings, walls of windows, and a massive fireplace keep Silvernails Mountain Home feeling open yet cozy.