The Meatball Eating Contest at San Gennaro Feast Was DELICIOUS…
The meatballs themselves were handmade by the owner of neighborhood institution Ferrara Bakery and this year, he warned everyone, they were garlicky. Ten workers came out, each wielding a plate stacked with meatballs, and the “Parade of Meatballs” began.
Meanwhile, the host was yelling about “the AROMA”
Then came the participant introductions and celebrity appearances by Tony Danza and Vincent Pastore of Goodfellas. They honored the late Johnny “Cha Cha” Ciarcia, the “unofficial mayor of Little Italy,” with a moment of silence and a few stories.