Food-on-the-go no longer has to be a greasy burger or an oversized hot dog from a small, dark food court. TravelsinTaste has found places such as Eataly in New York where foodies can enjoy gourmet food from the Rolls-Royces of takeout.Eataly, the largest artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace in the world, is essentially a fancy Italian grocery store with individual departments offering quick bites. Diners can find almost anything in the culinary emporium, which was dreamed up by Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, his mother Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and the original Eataly founder, Oscar Farinetti. Farinetti opened the first in Turin, Italy, two years ago and now the group has recreated the concept near New York City's Madison Square Park. If you haven't heard of Batali or Bastianich, you are either not a follower of fine Italian cuisine and wines or you've been living under a rock. They are the brains behind dining establishments including B&B Ristorante and Otto at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino ( LVS - Get Report) and CarneVino at the Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Babbo Ristorante de Enoteca, Del Posto and the original Otto in New York and Mozza2Go in Los Angeles. Batali, has made multiple television appearances in his signature orange clogs, including as an Food Network ( SSP - Get Report) "Iron Chef," while Joe Bastianich recently judged Fox's ( NWS) MasterChef, the first master chef in the United States.
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