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|This year will be about quick food, as people search for value in a down economy. So we stopped by one of Manhattan's newest affordable lunch spots, Dogmatic, on E. 17th St. and Union Square West, where we met architect Hayley Eber, principal of EFGH, who showed us its unique butcher design. This is the flagship store for Dogmatic, once a West Village hot dog cart, and the design will be rolled out to other NYC locations and Florida.|
|She and partner Frank Gesualdi turned a butcher's block into a community table, with retractable seating. A mural that describes the animals' journey is baked on the white ceramic tile wall. And the lights are even hanging on meat hooks. They created the kitchen and seating area to be open and transparent, like the organic ingredients, she says. And in the spirit of affordability, the design only cost $220K, which includes the storefront. Hungry? Hayley suggest the lamb dog with mint yogurt sauce, washed down with handmade ginger soda.|