New York Buzz: Eataly to Expand in Manhattan?

Exciting buzz for New York's culinary scene today: According to city website Gothamist, Eataly CEO Oscar Farinetti is planning to open two more branches of the popular Italian food store-cum-restaurant in Manhattan.

A spot at 4 World Trade Center seems to be first on the horizon. The eatery's (get it?!) third outpost is reportedly planned for "uptown," but there were few other details. In fact, the story notes, spokespeople for Eataly couldn't confirm any of the development plans except to say that they were "interested" but that "nothing has been set yet." 

The chain expanded to last year and is now reportedly seeking to open in Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Los Angeles.