The Meatball Shop
I love making homemade baked meat balls. So, I knew I would love this place. The concept is great, I do not know why there is not more of these kinds of places here in Atlanta?
This is a very interactive fun place. First you order your meatball and there is several different kinds with different kinds of meats…..the day we went they had beef, spicy pork, turkey and lamb. Once you decide on your meat then you pick your sauce which there is several of these and then you order what you want your BALLS on pasta, roll, salad or plain many choices to choose from!! Fun place really is and very reasonable too!! I loved it!! You even fill in your own order on a flexible menu with a wax marker. Fun! Great idea for a restaurant no doubt. Then you have your dinner just the way you want it! But, in the delivery I think the meat could have been a little better ~ Holeman and Finch if you did this it would be the biggest hit! Just take your hamburger meat ratio and wal la ya got a winner “fur” sure!! We wanted to get a little of everything while here so we went with three different meat balls to start with we got the Greek ~ We always have to try the Greek version with a Greeky one in the group.
Sorry for the picture quality, it stinks I know, I know I was using the phone did not take the camera with us dang it !! I did like this meatball and sauce combo, to me it was the best one overall. The meat ball was lamb with a Greek tzatziki sauce which is cucumber with yogurt and lots of garlic more to come on this sauce I will give you my version one day and it is pretty darn good for a NON Greek.
Then we had the Tomato Sauce
This is a classic and it’s always one dish I like. But, this sauce was not the best it had a high level of added sugar yuk! The meat balls where the spicy pork we all liked this meat selection the best nice and a little spicy but not to much. They need to work on the sauce and it would be a home run. Now this is my tastes and you may love it and that is just great!
Then we had the Parmesan Cream Sauce
There again a great idea just think the sauce could be improved on some what. Okay I am being picky. For the ball it was just beef and was a little too plain. But this is me being honest and both boys felt the same way. Great idea for a restaurant and let me tell you they are packed out all hours of the day and night and there is usually a line out the door with an hour or more wait.
We did have salads too
We all felt like the salads hit the mark all very good and fresh. Would not make any changes here. They offered three different salads and we tried two different ones liking each. They had many local beers and had a lemonade of the day today was watermelon mint and sounded great but did not work for us.The Meatball Shop 84 Stanton Street Lower East Side New York, NY 10002 The New Location: The Meatball Shop 170 Bedford Ave Williamsburg -North Side Brooklyn, NY 11211
I think I will be makin meatballs for dinner.