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Eventi Hotel's Fancy Food Court Is Now Open

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October 1, 2010 at 10:46 AM | by | ()

The weather in New York has been miserable all week. But rather than bang on about the rain, let's talk food! FoodParc, to be precise.

For anyone not following along in their hotel restaurants handbook, or reading the avalanche of NYC food blogs that have been salivating over this place, a quick catch-up: FoodParc is the brand new fancy food court (they would probably prefer the term 'experience') created by Jeffrey Chodorow at the Eventi Hotel.

It opened late last week with four food stands to choose from--with more to come sometime soon.

So far, you can get coffee and snacks from The Press; pasta and Italian sandwiches from Fornetti; little burgers from 3Bs; and dumplings and egg rolls at Red Farm. (You can download the full menu here.)

While the food gets a tentative thumbs up from the discerning Midtown Lunch crew, we hope that the new 'stands' branch out into more national cuisines to really live up to that "global street food-inspired" promise.

The thing that has most people buzzing so far, though, is the ordering system. We love how Fast Company's DesignCo blog sums it up best:

The concept is great. Instead of dealing with surly, pimply teenagers, you order food from touchscreen kiosks; when it’s ready, you get a text. Then you pick it up from one of four counters.

The Press opens at 7 a.m., and all other stands at 11 a.m., with all open until 9 p.m.

Have you eaten at FoodParc yet? Dig the food? The touchscreen kiosks? Give us something to talk about other than the miserable weather. Drop your review in the comments below.

[Photo: Midtown Lunch ]

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