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Bar Meatball restaurant review, Atlanta

Zeppoles (credit: Becky Stein)

Zeppoles (credit: Becky Stein)

In tomorrow’s AJC I have a review of Bar Meatball. I gave it a grade of 2 stars.

Bar Meatball, located in Virginia Highland, is a bold new concept designed entirely around meatballs. Here you are the master of design, inventing your own plate from a list sauces, meatballs, breads and sides that provide a seemingly limitless number of potential combinations. With a few visits and a little persistence, you’ll root out one that works for you. Until you do, you’ll return for the reasonable price point and welcoming environment as the staff and owners make you and yours feel part of their New York Italian family.

You’ll quickly find that matching up components correctly is the key to a happy belly here. Go old school with the classic beef meatballs topped with tomato sauce for the best bite. Or, pair the chicken-and-rosemary meatballs with the arugula-walnut pesto. The vibrant green pesto brings freshness, salty parmesan and the soft crunch of walnuts to play against the herbed chicken.

Kudos and bonus points to Bar Meatball for daring to introduce this new concept. It might take a couple of tries, but you’ll find your groove here. Until then, you’ll be back for the family feel — that and the zeppoles.

Subscribers can read the full review at myajc.com.

–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog

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