Archive for 'meatballs'

Sarcone’s Meatball Hoagie

Pretty much every time I visit Sarcone’s Deli, I order some rendition of an Italian Hoagie. The layers of high quality meat and cheese on that beautiful bread are too perfect to resist. But a hot, saucy sandwich on a cold day seemed like it could be a nice change of pace.

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All You Can Eat Meatballs of Different Styles this Weekend

This Sunday (10/6) from 4-6pm,the American Swedish Historic Museum will hold their 4th Annual Great Meatball Match Up. Local amateurs and professionals will compete for their respective prizes. I will be there to help judge the amateurs again. Admission is a mere $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for kids 4-12 years old. Previous winners include Dad’s Stuffing and Pastificio. Besides Italian, past years have also included Swedish, Cuban, and Asian style meatballs. With the quality and quantity of meatballs, I promise you will get your money’s worth.

Let me know if you make it!

Mama’s Meatballs, No longer an Amateur

Last fall I judged the 3rd Swedish Historical Museum  Meatball Contest. There was a tie for the amateur 1st place  winner between a 77 year old man and Michael Antinore, who confessed to me that day that he was interested in opening a food truck and the win had given him more confidence in that dream. Fast forward to July and Mama’s Balls is a regular at City Hall and LOVE Park. If Michael wants to compete in the competition again, he will have to enter in the professional category.

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Philly’s Center City Beer Wonderland also Makes a Spicy Meatball

The Corner Foodery on 17th and Sansom is a genius combo of things that Philly loves,  beer and sandwiches. The beer store/ food combo comes by a collaboration of beloved neighborhood take out beer spot, The Foodery and the chef of  The Corner.

Hot sandwiches and cold cut hoagies are available with a few anti pasti options. You may take your food and beer to go, or you can eat at the tables provided.

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Meatball Competition Winners!

This weekend was the 3rd Swedish Historical Museum Meatball Contest. I was thrilled to be back for another year to judge the amateur competitors. The tie for the win was between a a 77 year old man Louis Leonardi and the other, Michael Antinore, a father interested opening a meatball truck (look out Philly!). Runner up went to Swedish home cook Alison Bennett.

As for the professional winners, the crowd chose Dad’s Stuffing as a winner. A great choice, they did well last year and I loved the food I ate there on my trip post contest. The runners up were Mekong River and Antney’s Grub. It is safe to say, both are now on my to-do list.

Stogie Joe’s Staples

A recently did a little delivery from South Philly’s Stogie Joe’s. It was a while ago, but I remembered enjoy a sample meatball at the Swedish Museum meatball competition.  I had also heard their pizza was something special. So I got a little piggish and ordered both, all for myself.

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Guilty Pleasure: Ikea Swedish Meatballs

I worked up a serious appetite while shopping for arts and crafts on Columbus Blvd and needed something nearby that would be ready for me to eat immediately. It took some convincing, but I got my ladies to agree to stop at… the Ikea Food Court!

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