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.
Botequim via Facebook Feijoada completa, one of the dishes served during the Botequim pop-up
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.More »