Piazza della Famiglia, located in the heart of Little Italy, is projected to open in phases over the next few months! The goal of the 10,000-square-foot piazza is to be a gathering place for members of the community to host farmers’ markets, concerts, cultural events, and more.
Included in the Piazza plans is the Little Italy Food Hall, comprised of six new eateries and a full bar. “Sam the Cooking Guy,” otherwise known as Sam Zien, will be the face of the food hall. As host of his own cooking show and author of four cookbooks, it is clear Zien knows food. Zien will ease his way into the restaurant business by opening Not Not Tacos alongside the five other eateries in the food hall.
Not Not Tacos is not your typical taco shop. The only predictable part of Sam Zien’s tacos is the tortilla. Zien fills the tortilla with what most would consider unconventional taco flavors: pastrami and eggs, meatloaf, mashed potatoes and salmon.
The food hall will mirror ideas from the Liberty Public Market, ranging from cooking demos to wine tastings. The project will even include a mobile chefs’ area for pop-up cooking demos. The food hall itself has an estimated cost of about $2 million.
The entire Piazza della Famiglia will be complete by the end of this year.