ALJ sent me this article this morning. I knew about Eataly but didn’t know it was set to open SO SOON! I’m spiraling out of control with anticipation folks. Since I’m too excited to even write, see some text below from this article:
Here she is people: Your first peek inside Eataly (200 Fifth Ave between 23rd and 24th Sts; no phone yet), the 50,000-square-foot gastro-playground from the Batali-Bastianich dream team. This massive shrine to Italian food and wine contains seven separate eateries, matched by corresponding food stores: You can buy the goods to make your own Piedmontese beef crudo at the LaFrieda butcher counter, or taste the composed dish, paired with peppery arugula, at the meatcentric Manzo Ristorante. Completing this monster restaurant-retail hybrid is a 15th-story rooftop beer garden, a culinary bookstore and an educational center.
Food nerds, start your effing engines.
Photos above are from Eater. See more of their amazing shots here.
I can't wait to go to Eataly! Thanks for the scoop ALJ - Mwahhhhhhh!