One Word To Describe This Place: Cool
The Meatball Shop: I was dying to try this place after the glowing reviews I had heard through the grapevine. A restaurant that specialized in meatballs was definitely Facebook check in worthy in my book. This spot is so popular, that even on a Monday night, the hostess informed us there would be a 45 minute wait. I have to tell you though; their food is worth every second. After we got situated at our seats at the bar, we scanned the menu. The way to order at this spot is to pick your meatballs a la carte and grab some delicious sides to dive into. My friend ordered spicy pork meatballs with spicy meat sauce, and I picked classic meatballs with the classic tomato sauce. The Meatball Shop is no joke, they know what they are doing. My grandpa makes the best meatballs I know of, but these are an extremely close second! Each meatball dish is accompanied with a slice of foccacia, perfect to help you wipe your bowl clean! For our sides, we ordered sautéed spinach with lemon, and creamy polenta. The polenta was to die for, I basically wanted to take a bath in it. To top our already perfect meal, we ordered one of their homemade ice cream sandwiches’. Diners get to pick which cookie and what ice cream they want in these monstrous desserts. We went with the brownie cookie on top, and a snickerdoodle cookie on the bottom, with a fist size hunk of vanilla ice cream between the sweet treats. Perfect combo! The Meatball Shop is basically the best description of the LES; hipsters dining amongst one another in a cozy dark room while old school rap and hip hop bump through the stereo. A perfect New York dining experience!