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3rd Annual Meatball Showdown to crown winner for the best meatballs of the Jersey Shore

Do you have a passion for meatballs? Do you even love making them? If so, then you’ll want to participate in the 3rd annual Meatball Showdown on Sunday, March 31st, which will be held at Capones Gourmet Pizza and Pasta House in Toms River, NJ.

Please join us for the 3rd Annual Meatball Showdown located in downtown Toms River on Sunday, March 31st from 2-5pm. The Meatball Showdown will feature meatballs prepared by several local, non-professional cooks as they compete for the title of “Best Meatballs of the Jersey Shore”.

Returning to defend her 2018 Judge’s 1st Place Meatball AND Peoples Choice Award Meatball, Deb Turner!

How Winners Will Be Determined

Two winners will be crowned – one will be selected by the 3-judge panel. The other, The Peoples’ Choice Award, will be selected by everyone in attendance on the 28th. Attendees, come prepared to provide feedback that will put your favorite meatball over the top!

How to Enter

If you think your (aka your mom’s) meatballs have what it takes to be the best, then we invite you to submit an entry telling us why you think they’re going to make our mouths water!

Only the top submissions will be selected. You can submit your entry one of three ways:

1 – post your video or image to Facebook – make sure you tag @meatballshowdown
2 – post your video or image to Instagram – meatballshowdown and/or with hashtag #meatballshowdown and #sundaysareformeatballs
3 – email us at

Submissions should be creative. Why are your meatballs the best? What is your favorite memory about your mom’s meatballs? You get the idea.


$500 to Judges’ 1st Place Meatball
$100 to Peoples’ Choice Award Meatball

How to Watch the Showdown Go Down.

Space is limited for this event so please buy your tickets via Eventbrite.

Tickets are $25 and include a tasting of each meatball, the ability to vote for your favorite, samplings from local wineries (1-2 bottles of wine will be placed on each table for sharing), and a lot of laughs. In short, prepare to leave full and happy!

How We’ll Give Back

If you’re going to spend the afternoon with us on the 28th, please bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to The Hope Center in TR. All profit (with the exception of the prize money) will also be donated to the organization. In 2018, we donated $3600 to The Hope Center – help us top that in 2019!

How to Reach Us

If you are interested in being one of the chefs and would like more information please send an email to and we will give you all the details. This should go unsaid, but we are talking classic Italian meatballs here – no Swedes, please!

Tickets are now available starting at $25 per person, which can be purchased online through the link below. It’ll be held from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM over at Capones Gourmet Pizza and Pasta House on 17 Washington Street in Toms River, NJ.

source: Eventbrite via Facebook

3rd Annual Meatball Showdown


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