There were rumors that it would plop down in West Hollywood, which fits one restaurant consultant's conjecture that Eataly will work in any city "as long as there is an urban mass - a high-density location with a mix of offices, residences and retail stores." He also admits that in LA, it needs "an area with population density and diversity." If they want to hit $85 million in sales, like New York in its second year, then, yes, there has to be a lot of people, easy parking, foot traffic, etc. But that can be so many locales in LA (or can it?), so we're still asking this question: Where should it live?