Meatballs and modern cuisine: two new dining options in Fell’s Point 

Written by on December 3, 2015 in Baltimore Bites, Featured, Uncategorized - No comments
8 Ball Meatball will serve many types of meatballs as a sub, sliders, or in a bowl. | Photo courtesy of 8 Ball Mealball

8 Ball Meatball will serve many types of meatballs as a sub, sliders, or in a bowl.
| Photo courtesy of 8 Ball Mealball

8 Ball Meatball

The first is 8 Ball Meatball, a restaurant who’s sole focus is, of course, meatballs! 8 Ball will be located at 814 S. Broadway, the former location of Tapas Adela Restaurant which closed in October. 

8 Ball mimics the traditional salad bar format, but instead of lettuce, you have your choice of delicious meaty balls. You first pick the type of meatball you want. Your options include classic, spicy, herbed chicken (which is gluten-free), and vegetarian. The next stop is to pick a sauce, such as a classic tomato marinara or pesto. You then have one final decision, whether you want your meatball creation on a sub roll, in a bowl, or served as sliders. Every week, a new specialty meatball and sauce will be available. 8 Ball teases with one option on their Facebook page, a Greek ball with house made tzatziki sauce, that will be a part of the rotating menu. 

The goal of 8 Ball is to bring the comfort food of your grandmother’s kitchen to Fell’s. 

Meatball magic and creativity is always encouraged when putting together your order, so try something new. 

“Anything can really be made into a meatball, which is the beauty of it,” states 8 Ball Meatball’s mission statement. 

8 Ball is expected  to open in mid-January. 

For more information on 8 Ball Meatball, visit their website at

Modern Cook Shop

The next new opening is Modern Cook Shop, an artisan marketplace and bar from the owners of the popular Fork & Wrench restaurant on the edge Canton. At 901 South Wolfe St. in the Union Wharf apartment complex, The Modern Cook Shop will provide a variety of dine-in meals as well as carry-out  including charcuterie plates, fresh coffee and baked goods. They even provide newspapers from all over the world. 

“We’ll be open before you know it – serving you breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks at our bar. Our marketplace at the entrance will offer meat from our charcuterie; fruit, vegetables, and salads; cheese, milk, eggs, and yogurt; packaged sandwiches and prepared meals; juice, water, tea and coffee; fresh flowers, magazines and Sunday newspapers. Our on-site bakery will offer fresh bread and pastries,” states Modern Cook Shop in a press release. 

The menu will change seasonally based on what ingredients are fresh. There is a bar in the back that will have a dozen taps that will dispense cocktails and craft beer. 

For more information on Modern Cook Shop, visit their Facebook page: They will provide updates on their expected opening and offerings. 

By Gianna DeCarlo

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