Meet Ariane Daguin, the Woman Behind Some of the City's Finest Meats

Categories: Chef Interviews

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D'Artagnan
In the mid-1980s, Ariane Daguin, then working at a charcuterie purveyor, went to upstate New York to sign a contract with a farm that would allow the market to begin carrying American-raised foie gras. The trip fell apart, and her bosses opted out of making the deal. And at that moment, the Gascony native decided it was time to step out from behind the people who'd trained her for five years and launch her own business.

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Botequim Will Bring Brazilian Culture to Union Square in September

Categories: Coming Soon

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Botequim via Facebook
Feijoada completa, one of the dishes served during the Botequim pop-up
Did you have a chance to drop into the Botequim pop-up during the World Cup? Chef-owner Marco Moreira, a native of Brazil, turned the bottom floor of his space at the Hyatt in Union Square into a restaurant that channels his home country's botequims, casual neighborhood restaurants where people meet for drinks and snacks. They're not unlike bistros or bodegas, co-owner Jo-Ann Makovitzky says, and during the World Cup, the place drew Brazilians from all over the city, who watched the matches while feasting on Brazilian snacks.

The pop-up has closed for the summer, but come September, Botequim (132 Fourth Avenue, 212-432-1324) will rise again, becoming a permanent restaurant.

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The Five Best Food and Beverage Ideas You Could Crowdfund Right Now

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Can Rockaway Beer/Kickstarter
Help Queens return to its brewing glory days one can at a time
Want to see what could be coming next in food? Take a gander at your favorite crowdfunding site. There, no food and beverage concept is too small, too weird, or too ridiculous. Here's a look at the five best crowdfunded ideas out there currently looking for donations.


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Take a Look at Paul's Da Burger Joint's Celebration of 25 Years

Categories: Photo Essay

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All photos by C.S. Muncy
Beloved East Village burger counter Paul's Da Burger Joint (131 Second Avenue) celebrated a quarter-century of business by offering up free samples and throwback pricing from 1989, when it was originally known as "Paul's Palace." Take a look at these photos from C.S. Muncy, then head on over to our slide show to see more.

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Public's Turkish Eggs, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

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Public via Facebook

Dish no. 70: Turkish eggs at Public (210 Elizabeth Street, 212-343-7011)


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Ogle This Ice Cream Porn From the Brooklyn Flea Ice Cream Festival

Categories: Photo Essay

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All photos by Emily Tan
Alchemy Creamery
Lucky for anyone who likes at least the occasional frozen treat, New York City runs deep in good ice creameries, and these parlors are especially worth celebrating in the hot months. Over the weekend, you could have done just that: The Brooklyn Flea hosted an ice cream festival at the Ft. Greene and Williamsburg flea markets, showcasing the work of more than a dozen purveyors. Photographer Emily Tan captured a nice collection of eye candy from the event; have a look at some of the city's best scoops.

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Vegetarian Treats Pepper the Menu at Italian Deli Sergimmo Salumeria

Categories: Veggielante

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Carnivale panini at Sergimmo Salumeria | Tara Mahadevan
The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick.

Destination: Sergimmo Salumeria (456 Ninth Avenue, 212-967-4212)

Neighborhood: Hell's Kitchen / Garment District

Cuisine: Italian deli

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Our 100 Favorite Dishes, Mapped

In advance of our Best of NYC issue, coming later this year, we're counting down, in no particular order, our 100 favorite dishes of 2014. We've had a couple of reader requests to see all of the locations on one map, so we've created just that -- a map -- just for you.

Bookmark this page or save the map -- we'll be adding to it as our countdown continues.

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Acme's Chicken & Eggs, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

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Adam Robb
Dish no. 71: Chicken & Eggs at Acme (9 Great Jones Street, 212-203-2121)

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This Week's Six Best Food Events in NYC

Categories: Events

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Gotham West Market/Facebook
Take advantage of Tour de France specials at Gotham West Market

Summer is flying by, and if you're in need of a reprieve from office work, this week offers plenty of sweet deals to consider. Here's a roundup of what's in store.

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