Massive Piedmontese Market Coming to Midtown; Lady Chefs Are Tougher Than You Think

A food bazaar in Turin, Italy, called Eataly, which combines a European open market, a Whole-Foods-style supermarket, a high-end food court and a New Age learning center is opening its second location in a 10,000-square-foot space on 18 West 48th Street. [NYT]

Despite David Changs unwavering confidence that Noodle Bar 2.0 would open early this week, the restaurants not yet ready; he blames Con-Ed. [Eater]

Women chefs whove found success arent hard to come by in New York, according to Cuozzo, who mentions at least two examples. [NYP]
Related: A Womans Place? [NYM]

The Post goes on to blame Patricia Yeo for Monkey Bars failure. [NYP]

Alex Urea has a bad rep; hes nice. [Gothamist]

Ed Levine ranks the citys top Jewish delis. [Ed Levine Eats/Serious Eats]

Is the Flatiron section of West 21st Street cursed for wannabe-trendy restaurants? Such winners as Joes, Lonesome Dove, and now Diddys Justins have abandoned the area. [NYO]

The Red Cat, Anthos, and Apizz take top billing on a list of the best places to take parents. [Metromix NY]

The Treats Truck is going all out for its appearance in this years Halloween Parade, as witchy women crazily stir pots on the roof while Treats Truck bakers and friends dressed as cookies will dance (and hopefully hand out a few treats) through the crowd. [NYDN]

The new Queens Trader Joes will not sell beer and wont prepare food in-house. [NYDN]

The owners of Tai Thai in the East Village and Williamsburg have opened a restaurant on the Lower East Side called Eat-pisode Thailand. [Strong Buzz]

Theres a slew of reasons why Cesca should be terrible or at least ordinary now that Tom Valenti is gone and new chef Kevin Garcia, formerly of Del Posto, is collaborating on Accademia del Vino, but Bruni was blindsided: "The meal was a total pleasure." [Diners Journal/NYT]

This gin-and-ginger cocktail recipe should work for Halloween house-party revelers. [NYDN]