Help! I'm making pasta for a family gathering and don't have time....................or perhaps I just don't really WANT to make meatballs. (-: Does anyone know of a restaurant in Marin County that makes (and would sell) really good meatballs that I could add to my own sauce? I know that I have friends who do this in Orange County, but I have no idea where to start in this area.
I've called both Lucca's in SF (although it would sure be easier to stay in Marin) and Tagliaferri"s and think I'll give them a taste test. I'm not sure about Trader Joe's. I truly love that place and they have lots of items there that I can't live without, but some of their frozen "meat items" have been sub par in the past. I can certainly give them a try though. Theri prices are certainly right. Thank you all. Anyone else have any ideas? Someone told me to try the Italian deli in the Corte Madera shopping center. I'm told that they do sell meatballs. Has anyone tried them?
Tagliaferri's, moved to Novato
25 Petaluma Blvd S, Petaluma, CA 94952
I know it's not the same but the Aidells chicken parmesan meatballs that I got at Costco are very moist and tasty. I take about 8-9, kept frozen, nuke them with a little tomato sauce and some jalapeno
jack and plop them in a dutch crunch roll. Great lunch.
Always dubious of frozen ground meat items, but I believe TJ's meatballs aced a Chronicle taste test a year or two back.. It strikes me as a lot simpler to make some meatballs than to go through this whole process, and still have to go somewhere to get them. Not to mention paying for them- good restaurants in Marin don't run cheap. Or anywhere else.