YES, you read that right and this is Courtney here… THE MEATBALL SHOP! While I am a vegetarian, it’s not very often you’ll see me posting tofu recipes, or eating any fake meat. Tofu isn’t always my cup of tea, and while I’m not completely opposed, I just don’t enjoy all that processing that goes into the fake meat they sell in the grocery store to make it taste like meat. I gave up meat for a reason, not to eat psuedo-versions all day! (I never really liked any meat to begin with, so while it might be great for other people – it’s just not for me.) That being said, I do absolutely love veggie wings and a veggie chicken cheese steak from two of my favorite places in Philadelphia. Can you tell chicken was the only meat I actually liked…
I’ve heard legends of The Meatball Shop in the Lower East Side, and when I heard another opened near Danny, I knew it was only a matter of time. I just didn’t think I’d be involved… 😉
When we walked by and I saw Danny’s face, I figured I’d give it a go and try something new. The waitress came over and explained the menu and I was shocked at how awesome their daily risotto, market salad, and market vegetables sounded, but intrigued by the meatballs.
I was brave! You actually mark your choice on the menu with an erasable marker. Fun for a lover of checking things off her to-do lists…
I figured it was go big or go home… That’s why I got a “Fool-Aid,” the adult version of a childhood classic to help me through it 😉
What is a meatball sandwich supposed to taste like? I’m not quite sure.
It sure looked like one… I asked Danny 100 times if he was sure his was meat.
Ahhh, I did it!
Verdict: It was good! I survived. And was full the entire day and I swear the beginning of the next. I think next time I would try the meatballs naked, and you can get a side underneath. For example, rigatoni, mashed potatoes, market veggies, spinach, etc. Check out the menu – possibilities are endless! PS, The side salad was AWESOME. I can’t help it, I just love my vegetables.
Sidenote.. I got a new iPhone app. Jamie, get ready for a ton of this comin atchya shortly!