Deck The Balls

Everyone likes balls; myself especially. Little or big they’re simply a good time. When my cousin said there was a place for lunch that had balls, well, folks, she had me at balls. The Meatball Shop is a super cute little spot in Williamsburg, Brooklyn around the corner from her place.

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They’re totally in the spirit of the holidays!

Now, down to business:

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The menu is laminated. So you take a sharpie and check of what kind of ball, sides, etc that you want. Everything is from sustainable, homemade, organic and farm sourced blah blah blah. Even better it’s delicious.

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This little skeleton is too young for balls, but I’m sure they’ll just drop in sooner or later.

The Special- Jingle Balls which is pork and venison in a juniper chocolate sauce over porcini risotto of the day

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I chose the everything but the kitchen sink salad with spicy pork balls and mushroom gravy. They pick the sides. Imagine this plate empty. Now see my smiling face. Et voila!

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Then there was this drink. It is technically called a Coquito which is the Puerto Rican verson of  eggnog with coconut cream. It was utterly swoon worthy AND to top it all off there was a single massive square beveled ice cube!!! Sublime holiday perfection in a glass. I needed a cube to go with all those balls.

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Then I noticed the wall of antique meat grinders. I love this place.

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There would be a picture of dessert, two butter cookies sandwiching homemade cinnamon ice cream. But there were two boys at the table. The ball of ice cream never stood a chance.

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