At 4p.m. CST today, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich swung the doors open at their insanely anticipated Eataly Chicago, the 63,000-square-foot Italian emporium with its very own Nutella bar. Unsurprisingly, lines formed around the block pre-opening, and first-day visitors obsessively Tweeted, Instagrammed, and social media-ed everything from the Chicago Bulls-shaped loaves of bread to the kitchen staff to the Rahm Emanuel sightings (the Chicago mayor was officially Eataly's first customer, presumably getting to skip the line).
Behold Photos from the Opening of Eataly Chicago
by Erin DeJesus