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We were in Chicago last week to visit our daughter and her family and then to attend a yearly meeting for my husband.  He has been going there in July for thirty plus years.  This time we found what my daughter described as her, “…happy place.” EATALY!

It is such a simple name but with it comes a food court sent from heaven featuring an array of cafes, counters, restaurants, and even a cooking school.  This two story foodie’s dream is owned by Chef Mario Batali and is located at 43 E. Ohio in Chicago.  There is also one in New York City and one scheduled for Boston.  There is a large section of the store devoted to pasta sauce and other products from Lydia Bastianich.

One morning I walked over from the hotel and photographed just some of the wonderfulness.  Enjoy!!!!



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You can’t tell by the picture but this next pasta is 24″ long!

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Next is the crepe station where they make them to order but with Nutella.  M-m-m-m!

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And last but not least, here is a picture of our oldest granddaughter standing by the wheels of cheese.  The whole family had a wonderful time at Eataly.  The children ordered a pizza and they could decide whether they wanted it in the shape of a fish, butterfly, or a heart!  The rest of us ordered great pasta dishes.  S-o-o-o-o-o GOOD!

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If you weren’t hungry when you started this post, you may be by now.  Don’t miss Eataly if you go to Chicago or New York.  Bostonians, you may have to wait a while, but it will be worth it.

Create and be happy!