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My first piece of freelance writing is up on the Internet!

Turns out it's been up since the 15th, but the Dining section of the Richmond Magazine website still shows the September "5 Favorites" piece in the carousel. BUT, it also seems that my intro was excluded from the digital version (which is odd considering the theoretical lack of space constraints...). So I'm including my original intro below - you'll have to follow the link to read the rest.

I’ve noticed an increase in Richmond’s craft bar tending coincident with our growing beer scene. I see creative originals, but I’m happier tasting old favorites prepared by expert hands. What better drink to test a bartender than one of the most classic cocktails, the Manhattan? My favorite spots stick to the rye, vermouth, and bitters formula, but set themselves apart with the details.