Just in time for the weekend, New York import the Meatball Shop is scheduled to unleash its lineup of Jell-O shots and ground-meat globes tonight on one of D.C.’s busiest strips for nightlife.
The chain, which debuted its customizable meatball model in 2010 on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and has since sprinkled five additional outposts across the city, took over the space formerly occupied by Cork at 1720 14th Street NW. The wine bar consolidated operations in its market space across the street.
D.C. diners have been patiently waiting for the delayed venture to debut near Logan Circle. It was expected to open in late August but experienced some unanticipated kinks in D.C.’s permitting process. Scroll on for a first look inside the 2,400-square-foot interior billed as a hip hybrid of an Italian grandmother’s house and a bustling bar. The shop revealed its menu to Eater DC earlier this week.
Status: Scheduled to open on Friday, October 19 by 5:30 p.m., with lunch to follow in the coming weeks. 1720 14th Street NW; website.