Batali's Eataly New York, the first US branch of the original in Turin, is impressive. And apparently quite a hit. I dropped in around 2:30 and by the time I wandered around getting my bearings and trying to decide what to eat, which admittedly took a long time since there is just so much stuff, all the restaurants had to shut down to prep for dinner service because they had gotten slammed and had run out of food. They had originally planned to be open straight through, but their popularity on the second day got the best of them.
making pizza and a tub of righteous looking soaked cannellini beans for later. Come to think of it, one thing I was hoping to find but don't remember seeing was some cured lardo. I had meant to specifically look but forgot until just now, I'll have to investigate next time.
Here's hoping this place is so successful they'll be forced to open another down in Tribeca next door to me.
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