Foodease on ABC's Hungry Hound

Need a break from holiday shopping? Grab a bite at Foodease, now open in Water Tower Place.

For many shoppers who visit the area around Water Tower Place, many will hit Foodlife, since it's fairly quick and has a lot of choices. But directly across the hall - in a former shoe department - Lettuce Entertain you has now installed a modern grab-and-go -- or stay-and-sit -- that has something for everyone.

The salad bar alone could keep you occupied all day, and probably satisfy anyone's particular cravings, no matter how finicky. It's the centerpiece of a new fast-casual concept at Water Tower Place called Foodease, and if it looks familiar, that's because it sits in the space that used to house the ladies shoe department at Lord & Taylor.

Adjacent to this massive cold bar, is a hot one, overloaded with the familiar - baked macaroni, stuffed peppers - but also some of the highlights from various Lettuce Entertain You restaurants, like the tomatoes from Joe's Stone Crab, or Di Pescara's hot and crunchy tilapia.

"We feature local and seasonal vegetables and fruit in the cold part, as well as healthful dining options.And then in the hot and prepared salad part we're showcasing favorite lettuce restaurants," said Jacobs.

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By Steve Dolinsky

ABC 7 News

(November 29, 2011)