Northern Spy Food Co. I'd never been, and lunch is the perfect time to try a place out.
Heritage Food, were tender, juicy, and most importantly, big. Excellently spiced, they tasted exactly like the meatballs my mother used to make, and she got her recipe from her best friend's Italian mother. These are the real thing, not a pretentious remake. Those meatballs came with a cheese I'd never tasted before, Big Ed's from Saxon Creamery. It's a mild, cow's milk cheese, that can get stringy like mozzarella, and reminded me of Muenster. At $13, this was quite the fulfilling lunch, in a relaxed little restaurant.
Northern Spy Food Co.
511 East 12th St