The Early Word on Eataly

Dec 30, 2013 954

Open since December 2, Eataly, the larger-than-life castle of consumption, has become the buzz not only in Chicago but the entire Midwest. No one, even Eataly bigwigs Mario Batali, Joe and Lidia Bastianich, or Adam and Alex Saper, could have predicted the amount of popularity this Italian emporium has garnered thus far.

Due to 120,000 visitors during its opening week, Eataly was forced to shut down for a day in order to restock. However, now that the necessary materials are replenished, guests can enjoy products ranging from the store's Nutella bar, to its mozzarella "lab," to its in-house brewpub. The possibilities and the publicity are never-ending.

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