The Balls Keep Rolling

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Back in December, we pointed out a podcast posted on NPR, which declared meatballs the next big trend. At that time meatballs were taking New York City by storm, and a standalone ball shop had taken root in D.C.'s Chinatown. Then in January, The New York Times reviewed a place called Parm. Pete Wells went on and on about a meatball hoagie and a deep-seated hoagie craving began to take shape.

Now eatocracy, CNN's food blog, has declared impending meatball mania. In addition to shops in Washington and Manhattan, they list Marabella Meatball Co. in Philadelphia, Moochie's Meatballs & More in Salt Lake City and Haulin Balls in Las Vegas as noteworthy meatball restaurants.

Yet there's still no news of ball shop coming to Dallas. I wonder if this is evidence of a city that consistently lags behind national trends, or if this is one trend Dallas just doesn't want to get behind. Meatball shops seem a little one-dimensional to me, even if many of these places put spin after spin on the orbs. Spicy pork and vegetable balls, lamb balls, crab balls, lentil balls, turkey balls. Obviously, the innuendo is irresistible; one shop even sells a blue ball special.

Does Dallas need a stand-alone meatball shop? I think no, but if burger restaurants can proliferate like rabbits, you never know. The biggest question to answer is what a town with the moniker "Big D" would call it. I'll leave that up to you guys.

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Mervis
Mervis

Hold on. In this town of one word restaurant names there can only be one answer...................

Balls

cynical old bastard
cynical old bastard

Just go to Jimmy's Food Store.  Buy your balls to go and cook 'em at home (Have Balls Will Travel) or have a meatball sub there (Balls to the Floor).

Ralphy
Ralphy

When can I expect a trendy "meatball truck" to roll thru my hood?

Balls on Wheels?Ballmobile

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

The Meatball on Turtle Creek

Scott Reitz
Scott Reitz

Still waiting on Kerg Master Flash....

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

I got nothin'.......thanks for the nod!  I hate it when I'm busy at work.  

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Haven't seen him here in a while.  he either got eaten by the chicks of WalMart or he must be hiking the trails of the Ozarks in Missouri.  Lets hope he wasnt whisked away by those tornadoes in Branson

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Ball HogsFast BallsMeaty BallsBall BreakersBig Balls in Cowtown

On another note, while we're talking meatballs, where do you suggest a great meatball sandwich? I love Potbelly's, and add mushrooms to it. The meatballs aren't homemade, but the comb. of sauce and bread are just about right.

TLS
TLS

Round Meat you can Eat

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Meatwad's. Pay the Aqua Teen peeps for the rights.

Alex
Alex

Ball shack

Nick R.
Nick R.

Meat-Balls to the Walls

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