NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Mario Batali’s new market, Eataly, was highly anticipated and unfortunately, a little overrated. It’s not huge, but it is beautiful. It’s a great place to stop for a coffee, gelato, glass of wine, pizza, or some overpriced but impressive appetizers for that party you’re having tonight. I’d definitely go again for lunch and maybe a wine tasting event, but it’s not the kind of place I’d be stopping by every day if I lived in New York City.
The exciting news is you may run into some celebs — we ran into the boys from GLEE as they took a lunch break while filming their New York episode. (I swear, the key to running into celebs is to each lunch at like 2-4 PM and dinner at like 10-midnight.) Eataly: worth a visit, not worth a grocery shopping trip.