JUST CHILLED – This Memorial Day, grill (and chill) like an Italian with the best food and drink from Italy. Get your grill on.

Grillling & Chilling at Eataly Chicago

Grillling & Chilling at Eataly Chicago

Ready to get your grill on?

With summer fast approaching and Memorial Day just around the corner, we are celebrating all the ways you can grill (and chill) like an Italian. Shop for the best grilling essentials in our marketplace, then enjoy flame-cooked dishes and refreshing drinks at our restaurants!


How can you step up your grilling game this Memorial Day weekend? Rule numero uno: start with the best raw ingredients you can find! Stop by our butcher counter to pick up quality cuts from clean, sustainable farms and ranches, including grass-fed beef burgers, heritage breed pork, homemade sausages, and grill-ready spiedini.  A traditional Italian street food, spiedini are skewers of meat, vegetables, or cheese (or a combination of them all) cooked over a fire to yield a tasty flame-cooked meal that you can eat with your hands. Leave the forks and knives at home!

Rule numero due? Know that you can grill just about anything. Yes, it's true! Shop our marketplace for farm-fresh vegetables and fruit, grillable cheeses, and fresh, local seafood. Then lightly season with salt and pepper, throw it on the grill, and finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. It's that simple.

Still not sure? Check out our guide to grilling!


Whether you're the grill master behind the flames, or you're a sideline guest at the cookout festa, make sure you have plenty of chilling essentials on hand. What are all the cool kids drinking these days? We asked our beverage team the same question and this is what they told us: drink natural! Stop by our Chilled Happy Hour in our restaurants to enjoy specially-priced botanical cocktails crafted by our bartenders and natural wines from various Italian regions.

prosecco cheers wine

Happy grilling!