How many meatballs can you consume? In celebration of National Meatball Day, Bar Roma will hold a meatball eating competition on Monday, March 9. Starting at 7 p.m., participants will be challenged to eat as many manzo (beef) meatballs as they can in three and a half minutes. The winner will receive a $100 cash prize, along with dining gift cards, wine, Bar Roma merchandise and more. The entry fee is $20 per person. To reserve your spot, call Bar Roma at 773-942-7572.
Guests and spectators may arrive early for half-priced meatballs during happy hour from 5-6:30 p.m. Chef Fred Ramos' polpette selections include manzo (ground beef and braised beef cheeks), pollo (chicken, pistachio and caramelized onions), maiale (spicy barbecue pork belly) and verdura ("impossible" meat-free meatballs made with lentils and spinach).
Bar Roma Polpette Menu
half-priced daily from 5-6:30 p.m.
add a fried egg, $1
ground beef, braised beef cheeks, pomodoro, whipped herb ricotta
chicken, pistachio, caramelized onions, lemon white wine sauce, ricotta salata
spicy barbecue pork belly, Calabrian pepper, rapini, crispy applewood bacon
"impossible" meat-free meatballs with lentils and spinach pomodoro