Meatballs are having a moment.
Gourmet versions of the dish were on plenty of year-end trend lists for 2010, so it's perfect timing for an upcoming event that celebrates the humble meatball by way of a good, old-fashioned smackdown.
Heidi Lee from Into the Soup is the brains behind the ACFAZ Fatazz Meatball Cook-off on March 6, and along with getting a bunch of contestants lined up to feed guests all the meatballs they can eat (that's right, unlimited meatballs and one drink for just $15), the goal is to raise much needed cash for the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
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Lee's hoping that 40 eateries will get in on the competition, which will be held at Harold's Cave Creek Corral in Cave Creek, from 2 to 6 p.m. Visit the above event page to buy tickets or to sign up for the competition.