Remember the times when the food court was the place to be? Some type of pizza, a sandwich, and maybe some weird greasy Asian combo was all you and your friends needed for a great weekend. We have embarked on foodie greatness (and better friends) and now the food court has done a full circle. Chefs have taken note on the European style of a food court and created these food meccas if you will....Its one stop shopping and delicious dining......grab some gelato or sip wine while walking through the halls decked with pasta,fantastic vegetables and interactive seafood stations....Chat with and watch a chef prepare your meal, or pick up some handmade pasta and some vine ripe tomatoes on your way home for a delicious dinner. The quality of the food in these food courts are amazing, and the actual sit down meal part of these food courts maybe the best part. I recently had the dining pleasure to experience Chef Mario Batali's new mega food complex EATALY and The Plaza Food Hall by Chef Todd English. Both were amazing and the food was delicious, but the experience is what made it a exciting and new dining experience. Talking to the chef and having him customize my meat at the The Plaza Food Hall has made me want to go back literally every day(!) and the wine experience and lamb's heart dish at EATALY I can talk about for days. Try these new food courts as a new dining option or spend a sunday after noon in them to become the ultimate foodie!