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In a City Devoted to Meatballs, These Are the Best

The city of Philadelphia is blessed with many, many meatballs. As a city drenched in red-sauce restaurants, many of our favorite meatballs are the Italian […]

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This Woman Should Have Won the South Philly Meatball Contest

No, Saturday’s South Philly Meatball Contest at Taproom on 19th didn’t end in riots and disaster. Jennifer Zavala and her dreaded hipster vegan meatballs were […]

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Here’s The Recipe For the Vegan “Meatballs” That Pissed Off South Philly

The world may know South Philly chef Jennifer Zavala from her appearance on Top Chef, but here in Philadelphia, she’s made herself famous for another […]

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Yes, Somebody Is Actually Making a South Philly Meatball Contest Documentary

The next edition of the South Philly Meatball Contest is happening this Saturday outside Taproom on 19th. There will be 25 contestants, including South Philly […]

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Oh Dear Lord: The South Philly Meatball Contest Is Back

Last year, you might remember that the South Philly Meatball Contest turned into an all out war after Top Chef alum Jennifer Zavala had the […]


South Philly Meatball Contest Ends in Vegan Meatball Controversy

In most places around the country, a fun, community-based meatball contest would be the source for a few laughs, some neighborly connection, and maybe some […]


Who Has the Best Meatballs in Philadelphia?

Pretty much every Sunday when I was growing up in Norristown, my Italian grandmother would make a big pot of meatballs and gravy. Once we […]


Video: The Best Meatballs In Philly

A while back, we put together a list of some of the best meatballs in Philly. Apparently, our friends over at 6ABC liked it enough […]


Field Guide: Best Meatballs in Philadelphia

Sure, we argue a lot over who has the best cheesesteak, the best pizza or the best cheeseburger in Philly. One argument we’re not having […]


Drive-Thru Cheesesteaks And Meatballs For When You’re Just Too Lazy To Even Get Out Of The Car

In the past, I have bought lots of drive-thru hamburgers. Some of the best tacos I’ve ever had have come from a drive-thru (one particular […]


Two of Philly’s Meatballs Named Best in America

Travel + Leisure Magazine recently named Pizzeria Stella’s Polpette dish and Zahav’s Bulgarian-style meatballs as two of their picks for Best Meatballs in America. Pizzeria Stella’s meatballs are […]


Meatball Competition at the Swedish Museum

The Swedes are sometimes overlooked when it comes to the founding of Philadelphia. Settlers from the Scandinavian country were among the first Europeans to inhabit […]


New Fall Menu at Avalon Pasta Bistro

The leaves are beginning to change colors in Downingtown and Avalon Pasta Bistro is readying the fall flavors. Enticing dishes let some seasonal stars shine in […]


Balling It Up at Marabella

Adam Erace hits up Marabella Meatball Co. and finds that the family can still make a tasty meatball. “The beef gets flavor from the sauce, […]