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May 1, 2013 08:03 AM

MEATBALLS - LA Dish of the Month (May 2013)

The dish of the month for Los Angeles for May 2013 is Meatballs.*

Here's a link to the vote:

The goal is to collectively try as many versions of meatballs as possible during the month of May. All iterations of meatballs are game, from chicken to beef to offals to bulls, and for our Pescetarian friends, even fishballs (or seafood ones) will count as "meat".

So let's start exploring and eating—report back with reviews and photos.

Looking forward to seeing what people find.

Thanks again for participating.

(*Here's the thing with the vote, folks. It was a tie between Meatballs and Fish Tacos. 9 to 9. One or two votes for "meatballs" were not tabulated because they were not in all caps. The tie-breaking procedure was invoked and Meatballs ended up being the winner. To make it a bit more palatable to those who backed Fish Tacos, let's include fish and other sea critters in the definition of "meat" for purposes of meatballs.)

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  1. What, exactly, is the tie breaking procedure again?

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      1. Hmm, tempting to do the meatball sub from Subway for nostalgia's sake but I don't think I have the stomach or heart for it...

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        1. re: Porthos

          don't do it. i did it a year or 2 back and threw half of it away.

          1. re: ns1

            Don't be so hasty. Yes, the meatballs in the meatball sub at Subway are pedestrian. But they are meaty and edible. In a toasted bun with provolone and some onion and bell pepper, it makes a hearty sandwich. And it is cheap -- among Subway's lowest priced offerings. Compared with either the salty, skimpy, or slimy nature of Subway's other offerings, it is a good choice if you are stuck there. And many Subways are open 24 hours.

            My favorite meatball? Not close, of course. But it speaks to the wonderfulness of the meatball that even Subway can offer a tolerable hot sandwich with them.

            1. re: nosh

              yeah that's what i thought too and damn did that subway do me wrong. 9/13/09, subway near the Fonda. I'll never forget.

          1. The chicken meatballs at Milo and Olive are so good. They can be eaten as a small plate dish but, even better, they will make a chicken meatball sandwich with yummy sauce and arugala on their pizza bread. Order the meatball sandwich and the pizza dough is shaped into a small baguette and put into the wood burning oven. Nothing better than those chicken meatballs on M&O's homemade pizza bread. BTW, that meatball sandwich is an off-menu dish but they will always prepare it (they have the dough, the meatballs, the greens and the sauce).

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            1. Love love the meatball sub at Dave's in Eagle Rock