If you love meatballs and getting creative with food, the Brooklyn Meatball Takedown is an event you shouldn’t miss. This past Sunday, I found myself surrounded by 30 enthusiastic amateur chefs/meatball lovers who put their minds and skills to work to create a unique meatball in hopes of winning the Brooklyn Meatball Takedown 2014.
The 30 competitors made 250 meatballs each–and while I couldn’t exactly eat one of each, I did put in a good effort and tried probably 15. Is that a good effort? I’m not sure that it is, but I did my best. And for only $15, the takedown was very reasonably priced! There was a bar serving $6 draft beers so all in all, it was a solid afternoon spent in Brooklyn.
There was one fancy meatball I found particularly good, which I ended up voting for actually (and which won!), that had a meatball on a piece of toasted toasted baguette with cilantro and a spicy mayo-like sauce. I have a great love for cilantro, so that was one that really stuck out for me.
Among the others were classic meatballs, fancy meatballs made with duck (which were incredible), four-meat meatballs, spicy jalapeno meatballs, Thanksgiving meatballs with turkey meat, cranberry sauce, and stuffing, and even a breakfast meatball. Anything you could have imagined, they put into a meatball.
After experiencing the meatball takedown, I will certainly be looking ahead to see what they take down next!
For the full list of competitors and winners click here–but the top four were: