If the abundance of Brooklyn-style bars and the introduction of the word ‘amazeballs’ into the dictionary haven’t made you lose faith in humanity, then you’ll probably be into Sydney’s newest craze – the meatball. You’ll find them hidden in an arcade on York Street (or by searching for #amazeballs on Instagram); and you might be pleasantly surprised at how versatile the humble meatball can be. For instance this little joint is serving up a tasty Chipotle Chick ($12.90) of chicken meatballs with chipotle mayo, caramalised onions, mushrooms and Swiss cheese. Even the more standard Yankee ($11.90) is literally oozing with saucy flavour, with its beef balls served on a soft brioche. You can also get salads – well, balls – in bowls like The Captain ($11.90), which is loaded with barra belly fish balls, tartare and gherkins. Their Poutine ($7.90) isn’t very Canadian, but it is very good, with ragu and Parmesan cream sauce. Owner Dominic Lopresti thought ice-cream sandwiches should be on the menu, then realised the takeaway crowd would end up with very sloppy remains, so decided to turn them into shakes. You get your cookie and you choose your ice-cream – everybody wins. Especially me – I created a dark choc chip cookie and salted caramel Ice-cream Shake ($5.90) (#winning).
Original Meatball Company
Shop 3, 56 York Street, Sydney
Ph: (02) 8213 0213 originalmeatballcompany.com.au