Celebrating America’s Love Of This Italian Classic
Yes, there is a National Meatball Day in the USA. It’s March 9, which in 2021 makes it fall on a Tuesday.
And if you think that’s a spicy treat early in your week, then you’re right.
Admit it – just looking at the photo in this post and thinking about it makes you crave one now, round spiced pieces of ground beef smothered in a tasty red sauce. Meatballs are most commonly used as the world’s most popular topping for spaghetti but they can also be enjoyed in sandwiches and even on pizzas.
The Pizzeria at Circus Circus in Las Vegas has a Meat’A’Ball sandwich which has Meatballs, marinara sauce and melted mozzarella cheese.
And besides food, the meatball also means other things. It’s a description of person who does dumb things – a “meatball” – and it is also the automotive insider name for the logo on Nissan cars.
To surfers, it’s a warning flag on the beach that means no surfing. This is a black ball on a yellow flag placed in the sand on a beach. It either means dangerous conditions are present and stay out of the water or blocks off a section of the ocean for swimmers, not surfers.
But mostly it is the food and National Meatball Day celebrates this popular spicy and round piece of meat.
By the way here’s an interesting fact about meatballs: in Italy they are called polpettes and can be made from beef or veal.
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