Saturday is National Meatball Day and Onesto Wants You to Celebrate

How National Meatball Day became a holiday is a mystery, but Gut Check is happy to partake.

In honor of this strange but delicious holiday, Onesto Pizza and Trattoria (5401 Finkman Street; 314-802-8883) will host a "guess the weight of the giant meatball" contest.

Chef Brian Miller will prepare the behemoth meatball, which will include the same good stuff as the restaurant's normal-sized meatballs: grass-fed and hormone-free beef, local pork, Parmesan, eggs, breadcrumbs and, of course, spices.

The mammoth meatball will be about the size of a large dinner plate, and hungry visitors who can guess its weight to the nearest ounce will be treated to a complimentary (normal-sized) meatball in honor of this feat of meat magnitude.

The fun starts at 11 a.m., but Onesto will still have its usual lunch and dinner meatball offerings including spaghetti and meatballs, the meatball hoagie, stromboli with meatballs and meatball-topped pizzas.

Whew! That's a lotta meatballs! In case it's not quite enough though, we leave you with a particularly creepy version of The Meatball Song. Enjoy.

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