MEATBALLS! I mean…what else is there to say really? This restaurant was another one I found through some Google searches of where to eat around the city. I made plans with a couple friends to eat at The Meatball Shop and then check out the Highline.
It was a nice Saturday afternoon so the place was pretty packed, but we grabbed a seat at the communal table right away. I went with the classic beef meatballs, and maybe it was a little bit sacrilegious, but I opted for the parmesan cream sauce instead of a tomato based sauce. Have I not mentioned that I love cheese? I will always pick alfredo sauces over marinara ones. Let me tell you, the parmesan cream sauce was SOOOO GOOD. And so rich. I sopped up as much of it as I could with the delicious focaccia bread that comes with the Naked Balls order.
And now for story time. After leaving The Meatball Shop, we were walking to the Highline when we stumbled onto a street where they were filming something. I have since become accustomed to finding myself in the midst of a film or TV set on the street, but at the time I was like wait…we should not be here. So we turned onto a side street so we wouldn’t be standing smack dab in the middle of the filming and what do we see and almost run into? A tent with none other than Matthew McConaughey sitting there. He was only a couple feet away from us with no security blocking the tent, so I probably could’ve walked right in there and had a chat with him. The funny thing? Out of all the celebrities for me to see in New York, I had to run into the one that I had seen already in Austin at various UT sporting events. If you didn’t know, Matthew McConaughey is a Texan and a UT alumni who loves going to football games. Oh well, I’m not complaining! And if you were curious, I later learned that they were filming this commercial. Go Longhorns!
Classic beef meatballs with parmesan cream sauce
64 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY 10011