(AP) — In this Tuesday, Aug 31, 2010 photo, customers stand in line for bread at Eataly's grand opening in New York.
The spate of new "food halls" in the U.S. caters to the country’s emerging culinary sophistication. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Recently, shoppers from New York to Seattle have witnessed a reboot of the food court experience, as sumptuous farmers markets-slash-gourmet eateries become increasingly common. The spate of new options caters to the country's emerging culinary sophistication.