The butchering team hard at work selling different cuts of meat.

The food world is buzzing with talk about the opening of Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and Lidia Bastianich’s new venture, Eataly. A spinoff of Turin’s famed Eataly, the 50,000 sq. ft. marketplace is stocked with cheeses, salamis, breads, wines, pizzas, produce and much, much more. The giant specialty food store is directly across 23rd St. from ICE. President Rick Smilow ventured out to the grand opening celebrtion and snapped a few snapshots. Take a look.

A view of hanging meats and fresh mozzarella inside Eataly.

A large meat slicer for charcuterie.

Mario Batali being interviewed by a member of the press.

A view of the pizza ovens.

A plethora of bread available for sale.

The fish monger selling a wide array of fresh whole fish.

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