If you consider yourself a lover of good food, you ought to check out NPR's Food Podcast. Every Thursday they drop 30 minutes highly digestible food news , and while some of it's a little campy, it's mostly quite good.
Last week's podcast featured the next great food trend: meatballs. You can listen to the segment alone here. I'll let you discover the joy of listening to a serious, mature, feminine food journalist Bonny Wolf read a three-minute story that contains the word balls 30 times (yes, I counted). It's Schweddy Balls for a new generation.
The balls are taking New York City by storm, and now in DC a standalone ball shop has taken root in Chinatown. Michel Richard, the celebrated chef of French haute cuisine, coined the restaurant: Meat BALLS. I've been unable to confirm if to-go orders are carried out in a paper sack, but look at this guy's signage. Grade school kids have to get a kick out of that one.