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Aug 10, 2012 09:29 PM

Tell me about "Meatball on End" [Moved from New York State]


Does anyone know how/where this originated and where to find one?


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  1. Is this a restaurant? Kind of sandwich?

    4 Replies
    1. re: iluvcookies

      Sandwich. It was described to me as a loaf of Italian bread, sliced in half lengthwise, scooping out the soft bread then filling the void with meatballs and sauce. I heard someone talking about it the other day


      1. re: adobocaster

        Sounds like a meatball sub to me. I've had these all my life and never thought about where they originated, and never heard it called "on end"
        I'm pretty sure you can get this at any Italian deli.

        1. re: iluvcookies

          It's the hollowing out that is different. I have never seen any place do this. It's also a much larger loaf than a sub.

    2. I think they originated in Middletown, NY. Or at least the name did. There are several restaurants there that sell them; Tonny Boffa, Little Jimmys, and Anthony's Italian Grille.

      But, I used to make these at home as a teen during the '70's. Thought I invented it... ;-)>

      1. Looks like you'd have to wait half an hour to eat it or burn you're mouth to hell.