It's fun to shop 'til you drop, but even better to shop up an appetite.
Shopaholics are buzzing about the new Barneys New York opening at Fashion Square on October 15, but there's plenty for restaurant-goers to look forward to as well. Three new eateries are set to open along with the mall's 100,000-square-foot expansion.
After drooling over Martin Margiela jackets and Balenciaga boots, you'll be able to splurge on sandwiches, entree salads, pastas, pizza, and seafood at the Barneys in-house eatery, Fred's. It's the third outpost of the restaurant, which also has locations in the New York and Chicago stores.
Meanwhile, Marcella's Italian Kitchen, a Cameron Mitchell restaurant, already has two locations in Columbus, Ohio. The Scottsdale outpost is set to open for dinner on October 12, and will offer lunch starting October 15. Here, the menu will feature housemade pastas, Neapolitan stone oven-baked pizzas, and 50 different Italian wines.
Modern Steak, a brand-new concept from local restaurateur Sam Fox, is also in the works for the new Barneys wing, although not scheduled to open until October 26 for lunch and dinner. Headed by executive chef Andrew Ashmore -- whose steakhouse pedigree includes several Michael Mina restaurants, including the first Bourbon Steak -- the kitchen will specialize in handcut, dry-aged prime beef such as an antibiotic- and growth hormone-free New York Strip broiled under intense heat.
Look for organic, free-range meat dishes, line-caught, sustainable fish, and local produce. Although the full menu isn't available yet, you can expect a Chicago-style Kobe beef hot dog, a build-your-own baked potato bar, lobster cocktail with grapefruit vinaigrette, maple-brined salmon with sweet potato and chestnut-bacon glaze, and around 300 bottles of wine, including 30 selections for $30.
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