13 Meatballs You Must Try at the Jersey Shore
Lou and I were among the judges at the annual Meatball Gala, where there were over 50 meatballs of all kinds from top chefs and restaurants at the shore. Here's who won, plus some fun pictures from last night.
With 8 official judges plus hundreds who attended and voted, here is the list of winners whose meatballs are so delicious that you will probably want to try them yourself!
BEST TRADITIONAL MEATBALL: Dominick's Pizza in Wall
BEST TRADITIONAL MEATBALL RUNNER UP: Jimmy's Cucina in Brielle
BEST IN SHOW TRADITIONAL MEATBALL: Ponte Vecchio in Old Bridge
PEOPLE'S CHOICE: The Drunken Pork Meatball from Brick House in Neptune
BEST VEGETARIAN MEATBALL: The Quinoa Meatless Vegetarian Ball from Fratello's in Sea Girt
BEST APPETIZER MEATBALL: The non-meat Mediterranean Eggplant Ball from Esposito's in Manasquan
BEST ASIAN FUSION MEATBALL: The Sweet and Sour Meatball from Kathy and Lou's Kitchen in Manasquan
BEST SOUTHWEST MEATBALL: The Jalapeno Cheddar Mac and Cheese meatball from Jersey Shore BBQ in Belmar
BEST POULTRY MEATBALL: The Jerk Turkey Meatball with Sweet Plantains served with Rasta Sauce from FINS in Wall (although my personal favorite from FINS was the Sesame Ginger Turkey Meatball with Thai BBQ Sauce.)
BEST COMFORT FOOD MEATBALL: The Mac and Cheese Stuffed Meatball from Hink's Turkey Farm in Wall/Manasquan
BEST STAND ALONE MEATBALL: The Meatball Slider on Parmesan Crusted Bread from On Third Cafe in Spring Lake
BEST NON-TRADITIONAL: The Matcha Green Tea Dessert Ball from Sweet Tease in Belmar
BEST DESSERT BALL: The Fireball Truffle from Jimmy's Cucina in Brielle
For info on this fabulous Meatball Gala and why it's held, CLICK HERE!