In a little street named Stanton in New Yorks fashionable district of the Lower East side is a food concept that seems to be on everyones lips (litterally).
In a City which seems fixated on finding the next fad eatery, the meatball shop ticks all the boxes.
When we arrived we were told the wait would be and hour and a half, and up to two and a half on weekends! So we decided to take a drink at the bar to begin with. Once inside, if you were not hungry before you arrived you certainly would be once you step inside this place of prayer for meatball lovers. The smell was almost overwhelming yet comforting!
We couldn’t wait for our table, so we decided to eat while standing up and using a small table in the corner.
The title of the restaurant is exactly what it is! Many different ways to eat meatballs!
This us not a place for vegetarians, that’s for sure!
We decided the beat meatballs were the Spicy pork and the best side dish was the creamed polenta. The traditional tomato sauce was also a great way to eat them. They also do Sliders (which is apparently a fashionable way to eat mini burgers, but with just 1 meatball and sauce in a bun), so we had to of course try these as well. We made the rookie mistake of ordering too many sides and eating too quickly, so we were pretty much destroyed by the time we left.
A very simple concept done very well!