A couple of weeks ago I was waiting at a traffic light in Manhattan and saw a massive line of people waiting to get into a store. I had never heard anything about it and merely saw a sign that said gelato. It was hot that day in the city, but not hot enough to warrant a line wrapping around the block. It was craziness.
The next day I'm online and I realize it was the opening day of Eataly a new indoor take on the Italian marketplace. One of the owners is none other than Mario Batali hence the crazy line.
I haven't made it back to check it out for myself, but I'm totally intrigued.
I found some images of the store online and had to share them with all.
Imagine having a pantry like this at home:
Like a real street corner in Italy there is signage to show you the way:
I know want to empty out my fridge and fill it with baskets to house fresh veggies:
I love carbs so I will have to go check out this bread station in person:
After I'm done stuffing myself with bread I think I would balance the calories with a piece of fruit!
I love good store display and this place does not disappoint. I can totally see myself overpaying for a loaf of bread or some fancy cheese.
Yum! Have any NY readers checked it out yet?
Images via Eataly's Facebook page
*Apparently Martha and me were thinking the same thing today. Totally happens when you are so close to someone ;) and her show today was about Eataly as well! Check out some video footage here. Thanks for the heads up Janna!