BocaLocals Announces Winner: Best Balls in Boca

PRESS RELEASE: April 11, 2014, Boca Raton, Florida – BocaLocals announces the winner of their new annual competition focused on finding the “best balls” in and around the Boca Raton. This month long competition was extraordinary in that all 16 participating restaurants were visited by a small panel of judges – in search for traditional and unique meatballs.

This was a way for the all restaurateurs to strut their stuff as the food critics, food bloggers and journalists visited each venue and experienced not only unbelievably tasty dishes but the service, atmosphere and intimate introductions to GMs, staff and illustrious chefs. The judging criteria was: taste, texture, presentation and originality.

The winning restaurant is Twenty-Twenty Grille located at 141 Via Naranjas, Boca Raton, FL 33432. This newly emerged restaurant is co-owned by a husband and wife team. The restaurant will be awarded with a plaque to hang on their wall for bragging rights and an event sponsored by BocaLocals inviting the public for an opportunity to taste the BEST meatball in Boca. The date set for this event is Tuesday, April 22, 2014 6:00-8:00pm, $20 prepay online at BocaLocals.com.

Restaurants were asked to think out-of-the-box when creating their dishes and all stepped up to the plate! Segreto Restaurant served up a tasty Meatball Caprese appetizer layered with 100% beef meatball, mozzarella and tomato on crostini. Terra Fiamma dished out 100% veal meatballs in succulent marsala mushroom sauce, one of only four meatballs listed on their menu. 13 American Table issued a savory “beefsteak” meatball: one half pork – one half veal, well presented on a spill of bleu cheese fondue and red wine sauce. Henry’s produced a superior rendition on the lamb meatball. A four step process to create! Trattoria Romana amazed the judges with the “Polpettone” meatball [aka: large meatball] 100% beef with an interior arranged in a true Italian-American manner containing: prosciutto, mushrooms, red pepper, onions and mozzarella.

official results

“The competition was fierce and the overall scoring was extremely close,” says Shana Overhulser, “I was thrilled to have such wonderful restaurant participation in our first annual BocaLocals meatball competition and looking forward to March 2015.”

BOCALOCALS.COM
BocaLocals.com is a web site featuring upscale wine and food events, competitions, galas, activities and networking opportunities in and around Boca Raton. BocaLocals.com was formed by Shana J. Overhulser, president of Page One Graphics. For more information on Page One Graphics please visit: http://www.PageOneGraphics.com

THE JUDGES REVIEWS:
Stevette Ballog: http://www.forknotes.com
Tracy and Wayne Augustin: http://www.2forksandacork.com
Denise Righetti: http://www.Bocafoodfinds.blogspot.com
Holli Lapes: http://www.thesoflasage.com
Deby Goldfarb http://www.steppingoutflorida.com
Shaina Wizov http://www.takeabiteoutofboca.com

PRESS CONTACT: Page One Graphics, 561-670-4452, Shana@pageonegraphics.com

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