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Slotted Spoon Meatball Eatery

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Opening at the height of the meatball craze a few years ago, this quick-casual cafe has outlasted the hype by putting a premium on variety. Beef, chicken, salmon, pork, and veggie balls star in dozens of smart signature sandwiches, pastas, and salads; you can also build your own, thanks to a huge list of ingredients ranging from caramelized onions and banana peppers to chile queso and Alfredo sauce.