Meatballs on salads might sound odd -- but iced coffee once was, too

Categories: Cafe Society

Mark Manger
Tuscan pasta at Slotted Spoon Meatball Eatery.
As fast-casual concepts go, meatballs make sense. They can be prepared ahead and finished to order, they're bite-sized, and they travel well. The part that takes explaining, as I say in this week's review of Slotted Spoon Meatball Eatery, is what this new place puts meatballs on. Bread makes sense. Pasta is to be expected. But salads?

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Then again, maybe meatballs will undergo the same transformation as coffee. Hard as it is to believe now, with coffee shops on every corner and in every grocery store, the thought of pouring coffee over ice used to be inconceivable, even laughable. No one -- except maybe an eccentric aunt -- would drink coffee once it's cold, right?

What's your prediction? Will meatballs on greens be the iced coffee of tomorrow? I know three guys at Slotted Spoon Meatball Eatery are hoping the answer is yes.

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Slotted Spoon Meatball Eatery

2730 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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I like meatballs in my cocktails.

Fletcherneedsajob topcommenter

I would eat those meatballs on anything, salads included.

Mantonat topcommenter

Uber Sausage will do any of their menu items as a salad, too (at least at the new LoHi location). I think it's a great option  - they even cut up the sausage into bite-sized pieces to make it easier to eat. It's like having mom back there in the kitchen.

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