The Meatball Shop

by Susan on February 16, 2010

Meatballs are the new cupcakes. Or something like that. Somehow the classic Sunday night fare originally meant to fill bellies has become trendy. Italian grandmothers everywhere are rolling their eyes. They’ve known this is the good stuff for generations.

Enter The Meatball Shop – a new EV eatery with a menu dedicated to yes, you guessed it, meatballs. It’s been open less than a week, but it’s already packed. Last night we managed to squeeze ourselves into one of the communal tables with just enough table space between us to sample every type of ball the The Meatball Shop offers.

The balls: beef, spicy pork, chicken, salmon, veggie, and the daily special. The sauces: parmesan, mushroom gravy, tomato, and spicy meat. You order your balls in slider form (above) or in a bowl. If you’re looking for a sampler, the slider route is the only way to go.

While it was fun to try them all (yes, even the meatless balls of salmon and veggie) I can save you the trouble. It’s all about the chicken which is insanely moist and flavorful. Italian grandmothers everywhere will be asking for the recipe (if they can be heard over the excruciatingly noise level). The side dishes – which can also be served under your slider-less meatballs – were surprisingly tasty. The white beans with bread crumb topping were cassoulet-esque while the creamed spinach (a daily special) will make wolfing down your greens easy (and your aforementioned grandmother very, very happy).

The Meatball Shop also has a build-your-own ice cream sandwich dessert menu. Get the walnut meringue cookie with vanilla ice cream. Don’t ask. Just listen. You’re welcome.

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