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Hillary Dixler Canavan is Eater's restaurant editor and the author of the publication's debut book, Eater: 100 Essential Restaurant Recipes From the Authority on Where to Eat and Why It Matters (Abrams, September 2023). Her work focuses on dining trends and the people changing the industry — and scouting the next hot restaurant you need to try on Eater's annual Best New Restaurant list.

Searzall-Kickstarter-150.jpgAfter meetings his $80,000 Kickstar goal within days of going live, Dave Arnold is now offering "stretch goals" and incentives to keep people donating to his Searzall hand-held blowtorch, his first-ever retail product. Arnold is now offering a Searzall clamp: "a patent-pending clamp that can stabilize any cylinder" within a certain size range. As of publishing, Arnold is up to $118,452 with 20 days to go. [Kickstarter]
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