Top Boston Food Personalities Will Name “North End’s Best Meatball” at Fisherman’s Feast

The first annual North End meatball competition, taking place this Saturday, August 18, will be judged by Joe Faro, Founder & Chief Food Taster of Tuscan Kitchen & Tuscan Market; Dave Andelman, Founder & CEO of Phantom Gourmet; and Joe Crugnale, Founder of Bertucci’s.

Feast attendees can purchase a $5 ticket to sample meatballs from 13 participating restaurants and cast their vote for the best meatball from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Tony V and Angela Peri will emcee this public tasting event.

Then, the restaurants with the top-five most votes will move into the final round of competition. At 6:30 p.m. the meatballs still standing will be presented to the celebrity judges – Faro, Andelman, and Crugnale. The winner will take home the “North End’s Best Meatball” trophy.

Participating restaurants include: Antico Forno; Aria Trattoria; Bricco; Carmelina’s; La Famiglia Giorgio’s; La Summa; North Street Grille; Prezza; Riccardo’s; Ristorante Limoncello; Strega; Tony & Elaine’s; and Tresca. The competition will take place at the corner of Lewis and North Streets in the North End.