|New for San Diego this summer|
NEW THIS SUMMER--The marketing gurus with the in-the-works Bottega Americano have been working the media since February to the fact that there will be a new indoor food and beverage emporium, downtown San Diego in the first floor of the Thomas Jefferson Law School on Island Ave., near 11th Street.
|Manhattan's amazingly successful Eataly|
The inspiration for this new 8,000 sq. ft venture, among others world-wide, has to be the Eataly in New York City. For those who haven’t been there/done that, the Eataly is a department store of gourmet foods, wines, craft beer in the heart of Manhattan. The Eataly also has a top of building (12th floor) beer garden linked with the operation.
Expect San Diego’s version to be open this summer. It should be a lot of fun and delicious exploring. On a personal note, I just hope to hell they have a wonderful olive bar and a sophisticated wall of world class olive oils. Gourmet food, wine and craft beer is easy to find in San Diego, but nary a decent establishment devoted to olives.
Keep up with the Bottega Americano on its facebook page or www.eataly.com
In the meantime, here are a few Urban Explorer images from last fall at Eataly.
Other Famous Food Courts:
Mercado San Miguel/Madrid:
Mercat St. Josef Boqueria/Barcelona
IMAGES OF EATALY/NEW YORK CITY/Interior Images Phyllis Shess, Pillar to Post blog
|Main floor Eataly, Manhattan|
|Craft beer savvy|
|Now that's selection|
|Euro style displays|
|Sharing a craft beer atop Eataly's Birreria Brew Pub|