Things to Do in NYC: Eat Meatballs
Yesterday, I reunited with my long-lost BFF Lauryn (flashback to the most fun weekend EVER!) at a restaurant which I shall now refer to as “Heaven on Earth.”
Meatball Shop, where have you been all my life?
I absolutely LOVE meatballs. (How could you not?) My dad owns a restaurant and, when I was younger, my favorite part about visiting him at work was stealing obscene amounts of meatballs from behind the counter and stuffing my face. I’m such a class act.
Clearly, this place was right up my alley.
Since I’m five years old, I loved the fact that you had to write on your menu to order. The process was simple:
Step 1: Pick a meatball.
Step 2: Pick a sauce.
Step 3: Pick a side (or two, or three!).
We handed our menus back to our waitress and caught up on all things work, life, boys, and puppies. #GIRLS
Before we knew it, dinner was served.
Mine: Classic beef balls, classic tomato sauce, brussel sprouts with roasted onion and crispy chorizo (underneath), and a market salad on the side.
Lauryn’s: Balls of the day (Chile-Relleno pork, poblano, jalapeno, cilantro, queso fresco), Salsa Verde sauce, brussel sprouts with roasted onion and crispy chorizo (underneath), and a market salad on the side.
Two words: HOLY CRAP. The food was incredible, flavorful, and fresh. It was everything I dreamed it would be and more. I didn’t want my meal to end.
Well, that was before I realized that THIS was our next course.
Dessert: Vanilla ice cream, snickerdoodle cookie (on top), and brownie walnut cookie (on the bottom).
Ohhhhhh my Lord. I will dream about this ice cream sandwich until it is back in my life.
If you ever find yourself in New York City, I highly recommend swinging by The Meatball Shop for a meal. It’s inexpensive, unique and, above all, absolutely delicious. If meat isn’t your thing, have no fear! They do have plenty of vegetarian options available on the menu.
I know that I’ll be back — probably sooner rather than later!
The Meatball Shop
64 Greenwich Avenue
84 Stanton Street
170 Bedford Avenue (Brooklyn)
New York, NY