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Nov 24, 2007 02:14 PM

Thanksgiving - the sequel


Not being lucky enough to have leftovers from turkey day - and ideas on where to find a Manhattan in Austin?

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  1. The Belmont makes a really good one if you can wade through the douchebaggery of the clientèle to get to the bar :)

    For a more low key Manhattan, maybe the Stephen F. Austin bar would be a good one?

    1. i've gotten one from Romeo's before.

      1. Hi,

        Thanks, but I don't see a similar sandwich on either the Belmont or Romeo menu ... did I overlook it?

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        1. re: anjgupta

          Huh, sounds like all of us here were assuming you were asking about the cocktail. Never heard of the sammich.

        2. This is a drink of choice for me and I've had 'em all around town. I've found the best thing to do is provide a little polite direction. In my case, I typically ask for Maker's (nothing fancier), in a 3-4:0.5:0.5 ratio bourbon:sweet vermouth:dry vermouth and a dash of bitters. Bonus points for booze-soaked cherries. All the ingredients (save the cherries) are available at most bars (unless you're looking for more fancy bitters or vermouth), so you can pretty much have your Manhattan as you like it if you ask for it. I also usually ask for it stirred instead of shaken, but don't mind bruised versions.

          All the 'nice' bars in town can usually accomodate and execute well. Like the below recs Belmont and Stephen F. Austin, also there's the Peacock, as well as a particularly skilled bartender at the Hilton. I've never ordered it at the more lowbrow venues like Livejoys, Club Deville, and whatnot.

          1. Hi,

            Sorry for the confusion - I meant a 'hot turkey sandwich' manhattan ... not the drink. Maybe it's a regional thing, being a midwesterner.