05/08/2013 08:15 am ET Updated Jul 07, 2013

Best Meatballs in the U.S.

Noah Fecks

By Alessandra Bulow and Kate Krader, Food & Wine

"When the public goes into a frenzy over something like a cupcake or a meatball, it may be annoying to us jaded foodie observers, but at the end of the day, a meatball can be a pretty damn good thing," says chef-author-TV host Anthony Bourdain.

Here, Food & Wine names the country's best meatballs.

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Best Meatballs In The U.S.