Last month I mentioned Dish du Jour's Meatball Melee of the Boroughs competition, which takes place on May 19th at the Astoria World Manor. Many contestants entered and competition was fierce, but the Meatball Phantom has spoken, selecting the top 10 finalists that will go on to compete for the best meatball of the boroughs. Out of the final 10, 3 are from Astoria - Agnanti, Mundo and Vesta (meatballs pictured above). I definitely have my favorite, which will remain nameless for now but I wish all competitors luck. And the final 10 are...
Agnanti Meze - 78-02 5th Avenue
Ignazio's Pizza - 4 Water Street
Bar Stuzzichini - 928 Broadway
Bello Giardino - 71 West 71st Street
Campo - 2888 Broadway
Carmine's - 200 West 44th Street
Molyvos - 871 Seventh Avenue
Pastosa Ravioli - 764 Forest Avenue
Agnanti Meze - 19-06 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria
Mundo - 31-18 Broadway, Astoria
Vesta Trattoria & Wine Bar - 21-02 30th Avenue, Astoria
And remember that aside from the meatballs, there will be plenty of things to taste, with over 50 tables full of delicious eats from every borough. Last year's event was super fun and you definitely get what you pay for--lots and lots of good food.
Below are the event details - you can still get discounted tickets so jump on them quick.
Tuesday, May 19th from 6pm - 9pm
Astoria World Manor - 25-22 Astoria Blvd, Astoria NY 11102
Tickets are $55 per person in advance and $65 at the door. Group discounts are available.
To purchase tickets click here or call 718.777.7918
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to SHAREing & CAREing Breast & Ovarian Cancer Support Services.