Balls: They're What's for Dinner

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If you consider yourself a lover of good food, you ought to check out NPR's Food Podcast. Every Thursday they drop 30 minutes highly digestible food news , and while some of it's a little campy, it's mostly quite good.

Last week's podcast featured the next great food trend: meatballs. You can listen to the segment alone here. I'll let you discover the joy of listening to a serious, mature, feminine food journalist Bonny Wolf read a three-minute story that contains the word balls 30 times (yes, I counted). It's Schweddy Balls for a new generation.

The balls are taking New York City by storm, and now in DC a standalone ball shop has taken root in Chinatown. Michel Richard, the celebrated chef of French haute cuisine, coined the restaurant: Meat BALLS. I've been unable to confirm if to-go orders are carried out in a paper sack, but look at this guy's signage. Grade school kids have to get a kick out of that one.

In terms of usefulness I'd place a meatball trend well ahead of cupcakes and cake pops yet decidedly behind burger restaurants and high-end taco stands. The question is: How long will it take this trend to come to Dallas? Would you guys patronize a restaurant whose sole offering was "rounded meats"?


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Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Scott is a fan of balls, imagine that.  How is meat balls a trend?  Go to any, ANY, italian joint..readily available.

primi_timpano
primi_timpano

Meh.  The meatballs don't show up until about 13 or so minutes in.  You probably won't learn anything you would care to know.

Definitely believe in DIYmeatballs.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

WOW.... I have been rendered speechless by the last two stories!  That's a first. 

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

My wife's been eating balls since Ive known her....meatballs that is.  Anytime we go Italian or anyplace that serves meatballs, that what she wants.  So yeah, we are way ahead of the trend here in the Merkin family. We dont follow trends, we set them

Scott Reitz
Scott Reitz

These restaurants are balls only. I think it's kind of a flat concept.

Guest
Guest

What's your phone number, Liz?

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Those are flat out nasty sir. Just make your own:

Swedish Meatballs:-Sam's Frozen Meatballs-Cream of Mushroom Soup-Brown Gravy -A Splash of White Wine-Basil-A TOUCH of Salt

Voila'.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

The Kerg's family has had meatballs as a food staple since Papa Kergie rolled off the boat, in 1917.  That, and stuffing balls.  AND nothing makes a great sub like sweet peppers, pepperoni and said balls.  Fresh parm; maybe some bruschetta.   

Nic Rodriguez
Nic Rodriguez

Are there multiple meats and sauces? Like a wild boar pomodoro or a mutton Bearnaise ball? Maybe a Kobe consomme?!? Holy shit, I wanna go here now.

ChrisU
ChrisU

will they put an egg on it?

Guest
Guest

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