* Meatball Room & The Beatles (Boca Raton)
* Meatball Room & The Beatles.
Here’s a heads-up for you Beatles- fans…
On Saturday Night–March 8, 2014 from 7pm-11pm, Italian joint–Meatball Room in Boca Raton is going to stage a FREE–“Beatles-50th Anniversary” show starring- Across The Universe.
As of right now- Jeff Eats doesn’t have many details-other than, that Across The Universe (one of South Florida’s top Beatles tribute bands) has been booked for the date.
Just guessing here, but based on the band’s huge following and the restaurant’s large customer base– I’m thinking that Meatball Room will use its outdoor patio area to stage this show.
This event should really be a-lot of fun…even you Rolling Stones’ fanatics gotta admit that The Fab Four did turn out a decent tune-now and then!
If this type of “thing” interests you, I would suggest that you contact Meatball Room—(www.meatballroom.com -(561) 409-4111) and get the skinny on how this event is gonna work. You can check-out Across The Universe at www.acrosstheuniverseband.com.
One final note, if Jeff Eats is correctly reading his e-mails, Meatball Room currently has a- Groupon (www.groupon.com) going–which gets you $20 for $11 or $60 for $31. So, just maybe-there is a play here for you to see a free Beatles-show and eat some real-good Italian food on the cheap.
Printed below is Jeff Eats’ review (11/20/13) on Meatball Room.
Printed below is Jeff Eats’ review (1/21/14) on Across The Universe.
Posted on January 21, 2014.
Across The Universe.
February 7th 2014 marks the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ 1964- arrival at NYC’s JFK International Airport…the band’s American debut-February 9, 1964 on the Ed Sullivan Show.
February & March 2014…all types of concerts/shows/events/television programming are scheduled commemorating that Anniversary!
Check-out… Across The Universe- www.acrosstheuniverseband.com—definitely one of South Florida’s best Beatles’ tribute/cover bands. Jeff Eats has seen them at least a 1/2 dozen times and they are GOOD!
In checking the band’s schedule, it has a handful of February & March-South Florida dates booked—and a number of the gigs are free shows.
Posted on November 20th, 2013 · Boca Raton Desserts Italian Pizza
***** Meatball Room, 3011 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33434, (561) 409-4111.
Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats attended a “media dinner” at- Meatball Room, an Italian restaurant which opened six days ago in Boca Raton…based on last night’s food/service/décor/vibe, the joint has a real shot of developing an absolutely huge following.
Just so we are straight, the Eats’ meals/beverages and those of 30 others were comped…
As far as Jeff Eats could tell, the dinner was populated with some of South Florida’s best known- food bloggers and magazine/newspaper food critics/writers. Nothing for nothing, I’ll bet you a buck, that on Thursday, November 28th the Sun Sentinel runs a story on Meatball Room. Talk about thorough!–its reporter had more paper notes than Eisenhower had for the entire D-Day Invasion.
Anyway…let me tell you what “we-all” (this is the South, after-all!) got to try—baked clams, anaheim pepper, kale salad, beets salad, chopped salad, classic (veal/pork/beef) meatballs, turkey meatballs, taco (beef/pork/ground tortilla chips) meatballs, rigatoni bolognese, calamari fra diavolo, cheese pizza, harvest (apples/carmalized onions/mozzarella/goat cheese) pizza, chicken castronovo (breaded chicken breast/asparagus/fontina cheese/mushroom demi sauce), veal parmigiana—and let me tell you, every-thing was delicious. Now for sure, some items were stronger than others, but not one single dish was shall we say-even close to being lousy. For those of you who need a pecking order…as George H. W. Bush would say, “Can’t do it! Not gonna do it! (or was it Dana Carvey?)–trust me it was all good-(ok, you win-the cheese pizza, taco meatballs and chicken castronovo were off-the-chart).
Now for the outrageous kicker…
Meatball Room has a huge dessert menu that includes– ice cream sundaes, milkshakes, ice cream sandwiches/cones, cakes, zeppoles. cannolis, pastries. Us media folks got to try sundaes, cannolis, chocolate layer cake, carrot cake, New York Style cheesecake–Talk about a diabetic’s worst nightmare! I’m telling you, the attendees flipped out when those sundaes were served in gigantic glass goblets. Real cool-all baked goods are made in-house!
You guys know, that it’s not Jeff Eats’ style- to go on and on and on…about how stuff is made and the fine details of a meal—all I’m telling you, is comped or no comped, Meatball Room is making some really terrific stuff.
Let me close by saying, that back on October 23, 2013 Jeff Eats’ did a story on “pre-opened” Meatball Room and the shopping center it’s in. That story is reprinted below -for you guys who enjoy reading 30-day old Jeff Eats’ articles.
You can check menu/prices/photos/other stuff at www.meatballroom.com.
Meatball Room is open 7 days a week from 11am-midnight.
Meatball Room (Boca Raton)
Posted on October 23rd, 2013 · Boca Raton Desserts Italian Pizza ·
* Meatball Room (Boca Raton)
Jeff Eats isn’t sure on this…but I think- you guys know that I “reside” in Boca Raton…with that in mind, at least once or twice a week I’m in The Regency Court (3011 Yamato Road, Boca Raton) shopping center which is like 97 seconds from my home.
Anyway…over the past 10 years or so, four different restaurants have occupied a particular 6,000 square foot- space in the center. If you do the math—that means that on average, a joint lasted about 30 months in the spot—not exactly sure, but I think the last guy maybe was there 9 months and the guy before him 6 months, but who’s counting! The point of this “rambling”—the word longevity doesn’t come to Jeff Eats’ mind when he thinks of this particular spot and its past tenants. By the way, the first tenant and second tenant were “American Style” restaurants and the last two were Italian. To rough this out a drop more, the American Style joints had decent enough food/service and the Italian ones-had horrendous food/service. Jeff Eats can surmise why the Italian guys closed- but the “American Style” failures are open to conjecture—the best guess here, is that the rents were obscenely high, but that’s just an educated guess based on heresay.
Anyway…the other day Jeff Eats received an e-mail press release from an Italian restaurant named Meatball Room…who for right now- we’re gonna call “Guy #5″ with a Grand Opening tentatively scheduled for the first week of November…that pr- piece is printed below for your review.
To make what has now turned into an absurd- long story shorter…this evening Jeff Eats just happened (wink wink!) to walk by the Meatball Room which is in the final stages of construction and watched from the “outside” the training of its new staff…Two of Meatball’s owners, John and Louie seeing Jeff Eats’ nose pressed against the window, invited me in…and I gotta tell you, that after a 32 minute conversation with them, I really-think that Meatball Room has a shot of being a huge success. The reason I “say” this…both John and Louie have “tons” of experience both in the front/back of the house–The menu they showed me, had a great selection of reasonably priced Italian stuff and the decor–which resembles an upscale sports-bar with loads of flat screen tvs (do they still make fat screen tvs?) and an out-door dining patio is perfect for the neighborhood-family crowd that populates the immediate area. Finally…Louie insisted that I try the wood fired margherita pizza that he was “testing” on the new-staff…not wanting to be insulting, Jeff Eats had two slices and I gotta tell you, that the wood fired pizza- thin/crisp/sweet sauce was absolutely dynamite. Can’t speak for anyone else, but I think that my buddies over at blog- Worst Pizza www.worstpizza.com are gonna love this pizza, but I’m getting ahead of myself.
Now nothing for nothing…Jeff Eats knows that 2 slices of test pizza don’t make or for that matter-break a restaurant—who knows, the rest of the food could be garbage and the service stinks—or maybe the rent is a killer…What I do know, is that Jeff Eats has been around a ton of restaurants and the gut-call is that Louie and John (not sure if there are other partners or not) are gonna pull this one off.
As they say in Uganda—Only time will tell!
By the way, you can check menu/prices at www.meatballroom.com.
Take a look at the pr piece…and Jeff Eats will update you guys after eating a “real” meal there.
MEATBALL ROOM, HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED AUTHENTIC TUSCAN ITALIAN RESTAURANT, TO OPEN IN BOCA RATON MID-OCTOBER, Located in The Regency Court, adjacent to Woodfield Country Club, the restaurant features authentic fare, artisan cocktails, designer desserts and mu
By Simply the Best PR
BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 7, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — Meatball Room (www.meatballroom.com), the highly-anticipated, newly designed Tuscan Italian restaurant, announced today they have retained Simply the Best PR (www.simplythebestpublicrelations.com) as its Public Relations firm of record.
Meatball Room’s extensive menu is highlighted by 12 different meatballs made fresh daily, ranging from classic Italian, to brisket, salmon, Reuben, eggplant, turkey, chicken, vegetarian and much more.
Executive Chef Louie, who recently moved back to Florida from Las Vegas after serving as Executive Chef at The Sugar Factory American Brasserie, the highly-acclaimed 30,000 square foot restaurant at The Paris Hotel, is in charge of all aspects of the kitchen at Meatball Room. His authentic Tuscan-inspired signature dishes include homemade pastas and unique sauces, wood burning pizza oven, Pollo, Veal, Pesce, Melanzane, Ravioli and much more.
Meatball Room features:
•Lunch and dinner daily
•Wood burning pizza oven and open kitchen
•Indoor and outdoor patio seating
•Champagne ladies night
With the debut of Meatball Room, Boca Raton has a new choice for genuine Italian cuisine that is Tuscan at heart, but reflects modern tastes and lightness. A full bar with a carefully selected wine list, hand-made cocktails and a daily happy hour featuring bar bites and drink specials will be featured.
The Dessert Menu is extensive and is unlike any dessert menu seen in South Florida. Mouth-watering highlights include a wide array of homemade ice cream sundaes, cheesecakes, tiramisu, numerous milkshakes, innovative ice cream sandwiches, delicious cakes, a Whoopie Pie Tower, and so many other choices.
The restaurant is 5,500 square feet, seats 260 both inside and on the outside covered patio, features a wood burning pizza oven, open kitchen, LED lighting throughout, plasma televisions at the bars and private party room.
“Our publicity will include a series of grand opening events to introduce the restaurant as a place to enjoy genuinely delicious Italian dishes and exciting drinks in a comfortable, relaxed yet beautiful atmosphere,” states Kim Morgan, President of Simply the Best PR. “We are particularly excited to promote Executive Chef Louie to the media to showcase his extensive and impressive experience in Tuscan fare and exciting desserts.”
Meatball Room The Regency Court 3011 Yamato Road Boca Raton, FL 33434 www.meatballroom.com 561-409-4111
Contact: Kim Morgan Simply the Best Public Relations (954) 261-2149 firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2013/10/07/5280284/meatball-room-selects-simply-the.html#storylink=cp.
Jeff, I have eaten in Meatball Room three times since it opened and love the food. I especially love their soups in that you can tell they have been made from scratch. The restaurant is great looking and on a nice night the outdoor patio is a great place to dine. I agree with you that a big Beatles show would probably be held outside on the patio. The inside area would be just too small for such a live band and big crowd. I think that the event sounds great and definitely want to go to it. Here’s the website which doesn’t come up on your site. Thanks. http://www.meatballroom.com
You da man!!
Thanks for the heads up on this Meatball Room show.
We haven’t seen Across The Universe but from its videos the group looks/sounds great.
This Beatles’ Anniversary thing is all over the country and Meatball Room is doing a smart thing in getting in on such a huge event.
My husband and I have been to Meatball twice. Once when it first opened and most recently last Thursday night and the food and service both times were good. As a matter of fact the second time was even better than the first so I guess the restaurant has shaken out some of the kinks it had in the beginning. No ifs and buts about it but this show will draw a big crowd. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and it will be a great night.
Just heard about your site from the candy lady in Festival Flea Market.
I and my wife have lived in Delray Beach for over 20 years and have eaten in many restaurants. Not as many as you but definitely a lot.
You have many of our old favorites plus many that we have never tried and many that we never even heard of.
Just reading about this Meatball Room and its planned Beatles show. Funny but we have never been to that center and aren’t really familiar with the stores and restaurants in it. Weve been to the Too Jay’s in Polo but not in Regent Court.
We would love to see this Beatles show and will make plans to be in the center that night.
Once again glad that we got turned onto your site and look forward to reading it on a regular basis.
We live in the Woodfield Country Club right next door to Meatball’s shopping center.
My wife and I are going to put together a group and go and see Across The Universe. We’ll get details and tie a Meatball dinner into our night.
Thanks for the info.
Searched all over the internet and couldn’t find one thing on this show except a listing for the date on the band’s website. Where can we get info?
Just had a chance to read your comments.
From what I understand the booking was made last night, so I would give Meatball Room a few days to issue pr etc. for the event.
Thanks for reading…
How could The Beatles have been a better band?
Answer: They could have been The Rolling Stones.
In all seriousness, looking forward to seeing Across The Universe.
Just a suggestion, if this event is successful Meatball Room might consider Roll The Stones a local Stones’ tribute band for a future date. They are excellent.
Jeff, We live in the Woodfield Country Club. We have been to Meatball twice and enjoyed it. The idea for a Beatles show is a great one. It will draw a large crowd. Looking forward to going.
Sounds like a great time is planned.
Making reservations for outside.
The show is free.
If you want to eat at Meatball Room there are two seatings 7pm and 9pm.
I’ve seen Anthology and Beatlemaniax but this will be the first time for Across The Universe. From their website they look to be really good.
I booked for 7pm.
Saw the band and they were terrific.
Band was terrific.
Service was fair.
Food was delicious.
Had a lot of fun but I think that a limited menu would have eased the service issues.
Definitely would go for another show but they need to get a few food and service issues adjusted.
Was there on Saturday night.
Across The Universe was terrific. They put on a great show.
Sure were a lot of people there.
Our server did a great job getting our food out fast and timely. The food was good and the setup outside was great.
Meatball Room should definitely do this type of event again, real soon.
The six of us had a great night.
Meatball Room, great job. Loved “The Beatles” show.
I was at Meatball Room for the Beatles show. First let me tell you that the band Across the Universe was tremendous. Great Beatles’ covers. The “Lennon” sound was dead on.
Meatball Room was packed. They had a regular menu and getting food timely was a problem. All in all it was a great show and the food once it got to our table was delicious. This was a terrific event and with just a drop of tweaking like using a limited menu the next time out will be fabulous.
Meatball Room thanks for trying a new concept in the area and we will back for the next big show.
Across The Universe was incredible.
Meatball did a good job handling so many people. Food was very good.
Looking forward to another event like this one.
Show was terrific. The band was right on the mark with its Beatles’ covers. It was a beautiful night and the setting was terrific. The food was good but it was slow getting out of the kitchen. My husband and I would definitely do this again but Meatball Room has to get a limited menu set so that the food isn’t slow on hitting the table.
At Jeff Eats’ suggestion my wife and I tried Meatball last night. The chicken parm was delicious and huge as was the calamari that we had.
Across The Universe was marvelous.
Meatball Room’s food was good but it took quite awhile to get food during the show.
A limited menu is the answer to that service problem at a future show.