Mangia! Inside fancy food emporium Eataly

Oct 18, 2013 1020

by Lorene Yue

Eataly—New York's celebrity-sponsored food emporium that is the definition of excess—is almost ready to devour River North. But will the neighborhood's frequent-diner residents and tourists slaver over it?

Part restaurant, part gourmet grocer and all show, Eataly is set to open off North Michigan Avenue at the end of November. It will sprawl over 63,000 square feet—roughly the footprint of five Trader Joe's markets and bigger than its Manhattan predecessor—on two floors and boast eight Italian-themed restaurants plus fresh produce, seafood, meats and cheeses; prepared foods and sandwiches; an in-house brewery; wine and cocktail bars; and specialty items like cured boar's meat and $227.80 bottles of balsamic vinegar.

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