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Mmmm … That’s A Spicy Meatball!

If you’ve ever said, “Westport’s restaurant scene is okay, but what we really need is a meatball place” — your wish will soon come true.

Actually, it will happen even if you never said that.

The Meatball Shop opened on the Lower East Side in 2010. They added 5 more locations in New York, and last fall expanded to Washington, DC.

The Meatball shop, in Chelsea.

Now they’re coming here.

Actually, according to a Craiglist ad — looking for a manager — they are “bringing our Balls to Westport, CT this Spring!”

The ad does not say where. But it does say:

Our “ballers” are the most important part of The Meatball Shop family, and we are passionate about serving our guests simple, sustainable, and delicious food. We believe in creating a culture that promotes creativity and individuality within our communities. Our shops each have a unique energy & vibe about them, while staying true to our values and beliefs.

We are a hands-on team that trains our “ballers” in every aspect of food, service and culture. You’re not afraid to get your hands dirty and jump in wherever is needed, but most importantly you’re rock star, and confident at leading a team!

And finally: “Our ideal candidate will be a proven leader who is also not afraid of ball jokes!”

Because, as the final line says: “We are looking for candidate to start immediately. Do you have the balls?”

I could make a snarky comment here.

But I won’t. A few years ago, I wrote a book called We Kick Balls: True Stories From the Youth Soccer Wars.

A Meatball Shop meal to look forward to.

(Hat tip: David Meth)