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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 Chang’s unwavering confidence that Noodle Bar 2.0 would open early this week, the restaurant’s not yet ready; he blames Con-Ed. [Eater]

Women chefs who’ve found success aren’t hard to come by in New York, according to Cuozzo, who mentions at least two examples. [NYP]
Related: A Woman’s Place? [NYM]

The Post goes on to blame Patricia Yeo for Monkey Bar’s failure. [NYP]

Alex Ureña has a bad rep; he’s nice. [Gothamist]

Ed Levine ranks the city’s top Jewish delis. [Ed Levine Eats/Serious Eats]

Is the Flatiron section of West 21st Street cursed for wannabe-trendy restaurants? Such winners as Joe’s, Lonesome Dove, and now Diddy’s Justin’s 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 year’s 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 Joe’s will not sell beer and won’t 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]

There’s 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." [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

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

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