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Aug 31, 2013 12:12 AM

Cevapcici Dropped from Palo Alto Grill Menu

Having typed Ćevapčići inre meatballs for possible dish of the month, this Croatian specialty was on my mind all day. I headed to downtown Palo Alto to try them at the Palo Alto Grill. But alas, though still listed on the online dinner menu, they did not survive the latest menu revamp and are no longer available.

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  1. 'Meatballs'? That must be a Croatian thing. In Serbia, it's a flat meat patty that's always grilled.

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    1. re: arktos

      LOL. That was Melanie over on the "dish of the month" nomination thread stretching the definition of meatball to include just about anything made out of ground meat!

      1. re: arktos

        Can't find my photo of the cevap at Lavanda, the predecessor of Palo Alto Grill. But here's a shot of croatian ones at a place in the southland. The finger sausages look like meatballs to me.

        1. re: Melanie Wong

          You're probably right about their version. They're always trying to copy the Germans.

      2. You must a just missed them. I think I had them week before last. The char was super great excellent - just like the steak.

        Also --- GF states the burger there was "the best ever. period. end of discussion." and she's never that final about anything. I had a NY Strip and it was very, very good.

        1. They are often sausage shaped rather than balls.

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            1. re: Melanie Wong

              Sorry, not yet. My grandmother made them.

              Also had them in Germany where they were on many menues.

          1. They are back on the Palo Alto Grill menu.

            The hamburger is off.

            Get 'em while they got 'em !

            1. I had an appetizer version last night as part of a special menu for a Croatian wine tasting. These were small rolls, size and shape of Vienna sausages. Came with two kinds of ajvar including a complex spicy one reminiscent of ketchup.

              Really good, I would go out of my way to get them again. The owner said even though they're off the menu again they'll have them sometimes.