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Meatball Obsession Q&A

At Daniel Mancini’s walk-up window in Manhattan, the meatball bypasses its traditional role as pasta accessory and takes a shot at full-fledged stardom. Since opening Meatball Obsession last April, Mancini’s 225-square-foot shop has dazzled thousands with artisan-made meatballs served in a cup (yes, a cup). Based on the original family recipe from Mancini’s grandma Anna, […]

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Meatballs: The ultimate snack food

By separating a meatball from its spaghetti base and serving it in a cup, Meatball Obsession turns a staple of Italian Sunday dinner into portable snack food. The stand at Boston College — which is about to get a second location at Fenway Park — offers a beef, pork, or turkey meatball in a paper […]

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The Blue Collar Foodie’s New Meatball Obsession!

For some people the mere utterance of the word meatball can conjure amorous memories of Sundays gone by.  These reminiscences most likely depict Grandma, all 5’2” furious inches of her, hard at work in the kitchen, while the entire extended family waited in anticipation for the meal that created such an aroma throughout the house […]

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Bits and Morsels

And, if you’re feeling saucy, for only $1 more, you can choose from a unique display of refined concoctions like the Parma (a mixture of crispy pancetta, parmigiano-reggiano, and fresh herbs) or my all-time favorite, the Naples (fresh, small gooey mozzarella pearls delicately placed in a light and flavorful sauce with hints of fresh herbs […]

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Meatball Obsession

Dan Mancini was so obsessed with his grandmother’s meatballs that he quit his job after 25 years in the apparel business to open up his own meatball shop, using grandma’s recipes from Bari, Italy.   And Meatball Obsession was born. The shop, which is little more than counter near 14th St and 6th Ave, is offering […]

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Meatball Obsessed? Now You Can Get Your Fix On The Go

Looking to get a perfect meatball fix? No need to brave the long lines at the Meatball Shop (anymore, that is). There’s a new spot in town dishing out gourmet, all-natural balls from the comfort of a sleek, little walk-up window. It’s aptly named Meatball Obsession, a concept created by Daniel Mancini. But Mancini is […]

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Meatball Obsession

Brooklyn-born Daniel Mancini—founder of prepared-foods line MamaMancini’s—honors his grandmother with this West Village meatball shop. Top your all-natural beef, pork or chicken sphere with outré accompaniments, like fried artichoke hearts, crispy spaghetti and fresh mozzarella pearls.

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Meatball Obsession: On the Frontiers of Meatball Merchandising

Hidden under there somewhere is a single beef meatball. You’d think the city had reached its meatball saturation limit. Following in the footsteps of the Meatball Shop — which itself has sprouted branches — there are plenty of places now willing to make you a premium meatball sub with exemplary cheese on good bread. Someone […]

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Meatball Obsession

There is a new meatball in town. No, it is not another sex crazed, alcohol fueled female cast member of the Jersey Shore. It is a new meatball joint located in Chelsea called Meatball Obsession. A quick to-go window located on 6th avenue between 13th and 14th street. The window is Serving up quick, easy, […]

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs: Grandma-style beef, turkey and sausage meatballs served with Sunday sauce are now on offer at this Greenwich Village spot.

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You Can’t Resist Those Balls of Meat

Because neither Shops nor Factories alone could sate NY’s Meatball Obsession, this takeout window’s stuffing buns & bowls with beef, turkey, and pork balls, a natural progression for the BK-born owner considering his grandmother owns an actualmeatball factory there.

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Off the Menu

MEATBALL OBSESSION Daniel Mancini, whose company makes Mama Mancini’s Meatballs and Sunday Sauce, sold refrigerated in supermarkets, will open a takeout window in late March serving beef, pork and turkey meatballs in a cup or a sandwich: 510 Avenue of the Americas (13th Street).

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MamaMancini owner to open Meatball Obsession

Move over, Meatball Shop. Daniel Mancini is about to launch a new eatery devoted to the Italian staple. Meatball Obsession, a walk-up window, will open at 510 Sixth Ave., near West 13th Street, at the end of March. At least three other meatball joints have opened in New York since 2010, but Mr. Mancini is […]

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Meatball Obsession Opens Tomorrow

Meatball Obsession by Daniel “MamaMancini” Mancini opens tomorrow with all-natural meatballs served via a nifty walk-up window designed by Richard Lewis (the designer of Balthazar, Bond45, and Commune). The bread served with the balls is by Hudson Bread. Sandwiches are served in an Italian ciabatta pocket-bread, or in a cup with Parmesan dipping bread. Ballers, […]

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Meatball Obsession Opens its Window This Spring in NYC

First there was the Meatball Shop and its various locations, then there was the Meatball Factory, and now there’s Meatball Obsession, a new meatball takeout window Daniel Mancini plans to open at the end of March on the corner of 6th Avenue and 13th St. Mancini entered the meatball game when he launched MamaMancini, a […]

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The veal meatball recipe from Chazz: A Bronx Original

It’s the year of the meatball. Beginning Valentine’s Day, Baltimore Diner will follow meatballs wherever they may roll in 2012. Welcome to Pop goes the Meatball. In New York, where meatball mania has taken hold, a new meatball is on its way. Meatball Obsession will open in late March in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. The man […]

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Meatball Madness

First there was the Meatball Shop and its various locations, then there was the Meatball Factory, and now there’s Meatball Obsession, a new meatball takeout window Daniel Mancini plans to open at the end of March on the corner of 6th Avenue and 13th St. Mancini entered the meatball game when he launched MamaMancini, a […]

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