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Manny’s Grant Park Pub is set to open soon—preview the menu plans

Manuel Maloof, a relative of the Manuel’s Tavern founder of the same name, is opening a restaurant and bar at 586 Woodward Avenue in Grant Park. Called Manny’s Grant Park Pub, it will serve brunch, lunch, dinner, and late-night fare, alongside a full bar menu.
Tom Crawford

Remembering Tom Crawford: Longtime political journalist was “a great raconteur and a walking encyclopedia”

Tom Crawford, an old-school newspaperman who found innovative ways to cover Georgia politics for more than three decades, died of complications from cancer on July 18 at age 67.
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Dine with politicos at Manuel’s Tavern

For more than 60 years, elected officials, journalists, and gadflies of all stripes—though let's be honest, mostly Democrats—have traded gossip, hectored televised debates, and licked legislative wounds at the watering hole that’s become a living museum of Georgia political history.
Maryn McKenna

6 questions with Big Chicken author Maryn McKenna

"The big question for chicken—and for any meat that goes antibiotic-free—is a question that faces all of food production: Is better, safer food going to be something that only well-off people can afford? That hangs over all of these transformations of food systems," Maryn McKenna says.
Manuel's Tavern

Manuel’s Tavern to close for renovations on December 27

We knew this day was coming; now the date is finally on the calendar. On December 27, the Sunday after Christmas, Manuel's Tavern will shut down to begin the long-overdue process of renovating the building it's occupied since 1956.

12. Manuel’s Tavern

Perhaps the only bar in town that earns the label “institution,” Manuel’s is beloved by longtime intowners, cops, reporters, and politicos.

The Museum of Manuel’s Tavern

Manuel Maloof opened his eponymous tavern in 1956 with conversation as a founding principle. “Where else can a guy who makes $50 a week and a guy doing $200,000 a year sit next to each other and find out what each other is thinking?” He banned live music or even a jukebox “because those things keep people from talking to each other.” As he told this magazine back in 1968, “A tavern ought to be a place where people from all over can come in and say what’s on their mind.”

The roof-to-table movement at Manuel’s Tavern

Brian Maloof speaks of chickens with a combination of reverence and zeal. For several years, he has been having visions of chickens; they would come to him in dreams, while he was praying, when...

Will Atlanta ever enact a complete smoking ban?

In 2005 Georgia enacted a smoking ban for restaurants and pubs that serve or employ people under age eighteen. At the time, a bartender at Manuel’s Tavern announced, “Don’t worry, we’re not banning cigarettes; we’re banning kids!”

Gasp! Manuel’s Tavern is now smoke-free

Throughout its storied 58-year history, three things have remained constant at Atlanta’s politico watering hole Manuel’s Tavern. The city’s scribblers can always score a scoop if you wait around long enough. The tavern’s telepathic bartenders know you want another drink before you do. And at the end of the evening, your clothes are a walking billboard for Lucky Strikes.

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