Hey Big Shot, You Won’t Buy This Restaurant’s $100 Meatball On National Meatball Day


What is the most money you’d pay for a meatball? I’m willing to say I’d cough up $8 for a fat meat cylinder, and it would have to be very late at night and delivered directly to my door and into my face hole.

But I am just a poor boy who still flips his undies inside out to avoid paying for laundry. If you are of greater means than I and live in the New York area, please consider buying this 100 dollar meatball available at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse at 447 Lexington Ave. The meatball will be available for one day and one day only–March 9–National Meatball Day.

According to the New York Post, the menu offering was created by executive chef Juan Tourn, it’s made with Wagyu beef, truffle Caciocavallo cheese, foie gras, winter truffles — and topped with a creamy shallot and champagne sauce. The ball will be paired with a glass of 2012 Prunotto Barolo.

Jennifer Schubert, the general manager of Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, claims that people are already lining up to try the rare offering.

“Somebody called from Canada—they said they’re traveling in for the weekend and they’re coming in just to try the meatball and they’re going to make a weekend out of it,” Schubert said.

The $100 meatball must be ordered 24 hours in advance, and can be reserved by calling 212-661-4810. For reference, a steak for two at Peter Luger–New York’s top-rated steakhouse–is $103.

Go ahead and pig out on your billion dollar meatball, I’ll be over here stuffing my face with Olive Garden’s new Meatball Pizza Bowl. Only $8.99. I’m also late on rent this month.

[h/t New York Post]



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Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.