Don’t Get Too Excited About Eataly in Philly and Miami (Yet)

Where in the world...

Restaurateur and Eataly principal Joe Bastianich told Chicago Reader earlier in the week that Philadelphia was up next to get its very own slow-food mega-store, but Eataly managing partner Alex Saper was quick to downgrade official comment to the less-promising "we're extremely interested in Philadelphia." Meanwhile, as for a separate, practically simultaneous rumor that suggests Eataly is headed next to Miami, a manager is quick to set the record straight: "We haven't signed any contract in Miami and I don't believe we are even remotely close to signing one." And more hints keep dropping: Boston, Washington, Los Angeles, even São Paulo — this game is fun. [Chicago Reader,, exMiami, Earlier]