The Eataly That Almost Wasn’t; Not Everyone Loves Di Fara




This week in food blogs:

Grub Street learned that Eataly’s opening may have been delayed a year had the city not cut through some of the red tape.

Eater unearthed 10 pieces of completely absurd restaurant merch. Coyote Ugly Saloon riding gloves, anyone?

Feast listed its favorite places for grown-up, civilized dining, including Gramercy Tavern and Marea.

Diner’s Journal sent Sam Sifton to sample the food at the U.S. Open. He wasn’t impressed.

Atlantic Food documented the ongoing debate of who owns the copyrights to cocktails.

Slice broke down Jeffrey Steingarten’s rant against Di Fara.

Midtown Lunch noticed that the DOH letter grades have begun to appear in restaurant windows.