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The Manual Podcast

Nov 21, 2019

Lucas Kwan Peterson has been in L.A. for over a decade and has experienced some of the amazing cuisine that the city has to offer. Combined with being a columnist at the L.A. Times, they have launched a new web series called Off Menu, where explores the diverse food scenes and cultures of Los Angeles. Also...he was...


Nov 14, 2019

Sean Umstead of Kingfisher in Durham, North Carolina joins the show today, to talk about his fascinating journey to success in the cocktail game. Sean uses locally-sourced ingredients for a lot of his creations, but isn't afraid to venture into unknown territory. With things like Black Radish and other herbs/spices,...


Nov 7, 2019

The combination of Hemp and Spirits is something very unique and very new in the alcoholic beverage space. Ted Dumbauld is a former nuclear engineer and business expert, who had the know-how and ingenuity to make it happen. We discuss the unique flavors, profiles, and processes that come with the Gin, Vodka, and...


Oct 31, 2019

We have an interesting title to this episode in honor of the interesting and incredibly talented Mike Egan, who is our guest today. Mike is an amazing artist, whose work is shown world-wide, including Sam's favorite, Death Rides A Cat. But he also has an interesting start in his career before transitioning to a...


Oct 24, 2019

Hailing from "Hurricane" country in Eastern Carolina, Matthew Register is a self-made BBQ Master. Starting from a grill on the side of the road, to now owning a restaurant and catering business, his journey is fascinating and inspiring. He also really knows BBQ, so we'll discuss his choices for sides, how he experiments...