Introducing: Hey Meatball, the new Leslieville location of the mix ’n match meatball shop
Name: Hey Meatball
Contact Info: 912 Queen St. E., 647-340-6439, heymeatball.com
Owner and Chef: Rodney Bowers, former owner of The Rosebud, who also owns Hey in Roncesvalles and Hey Meatball on College Street
The Food: Meatballs and sides. Customers can design their own sandwiches, pastas and plates by choosing from a menu of balls, sauces and starches. Some combos are suggested, like The Rodfather, a pork meatball sandwich with Bolognese, pesto and Parmesan. Delivery will be available by 2014.
The Drinks: House-made cream soda, ginger ale and lemon-lime pop. A liquor license is in the works.
The Place: A cheerful, family-friendly diner with 27 bright red seats and a wall-spanning photo of three adorable, spaghetti-eating kids. A Boeing B-54 model airplane hangs enticingly from the ceiling.
• 4 balls: chicken, beef, pork and vegan
• 5 sauces: tomato, Bolognese, pesto, mushroom and cheese
• 6 sides: spaghetti, elbow macaroni, rigatoni, mashed potatoes, polenta and brown rice
• 7 days a week for lunch and dinner