53. Meatballs and Polenta at 320 Main

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Dave Lieberman
Picture taken before my horrifying breach of good manners.
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On a cold day in New York, nothing is more comforting than Nonna's meatballs over a nice creamy polenta with a big glass of red wine. Of course, this isn't New York. Nonna is out wakeboarding with over-60 senior watersports group, and it's never cold enough to crave that sort of food. You should eat the meatballs and polenta at 320 Main anyway, because it's a bit of the East Coast transported here.

The only problem is that it isn't really on the menu. The meatballs are on the menu, and the polenta is on the menu, so you're going to have to cobble together the two things (for a grand total of $16) and ask for a plate so the gravy from the meatballs can dribble down onto the cornmeal. Or you can be a giant, unmannered pig like me and just dump the meatballs into the polenta serving dish.

Shh. Don't tell Nonna.

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55. Basic Bol at Boldo Bol
56. Bang Bang Shrimp at Bonefish Grill
57. 10-Item Plate at Thuan Kieu Noodle & Grill
58. Leche Frita at Cafe Sevilla
59. Happy Hour Sushi at Ginzaya
60. Red Beans and Rice at Disneyland's French Market
61. Consommé from Tacos y Birria El Güero
62. Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwich at Little Sparrow
63. Breakfast Taco at Sapphire Laguna
64. Husky Burger at Husky Boy Burgers
65. Love Bagel from Koffee Klatch
66. Kouign Amann From The Crema Cafe & Bakery
67. Chili Lime Popcorn From Green Tomato Grill
68. PB & J At Hopscotch
69. Takuwan Sushi from AnQi by Crustacean
70. Ube Ensaymadas from The Ensaymada Project
71. Pork Bánh Mì at the OC Poultry and Rotisserie Market
72. Tacos Gobernador from Mariscos Los Corales
73. Dutch Baby at the Original Pancake House
74. Doughnuts from Sidecar
75. Lengua Tacos at La Chonita
76. Oysters from Carlsbad Aquafarm at the Orange Homegrown Farmers Market
77. Lemon Miso Crab Melt at Umami Burger in Laguna Beach
78. Pani Puri from Adya
79. The Pocket at the Pocket Burger
80. Gyro Sandwich from Paul's Place
81. Slice of Heaven at Pie-Not
82. Taquitos at El Toro Bravo
83. Peanut Butter and Jelly Donut at the Donuttery
84. Dan Dan Mian at Wei-Shian Noodle
85. Beef Burger at Rider's Club Café
86. Smoked Trout at Provenance
87. Small Plates at A&J Restaurant
88. Corn Cheese at Zoomak Asian Bistro
89. Pumpkin Curry at Bhan Baitong
90. Poke at Costco Tustin II
91. Pambazo at Tacos Radioactivos
92. Beef Pho at Pho Crystal Noodle House
93. Breakfast Burrito from Cafe Calacas
94. Koobideh Plate from Grill Cafe
95. Tacos de Cecina from Alebrije's
96. Jajangmyeong from Ching Chinese Express
97. Breakfast Sausage from Da-Le Ranch
98. Any Special Dinner by Old Vine Cafe's Mark McDonald
99. Tres Amigos Burrito from Piaggio on Wheels
100. Bacon-Wrapped Dates from Lola Gaspar

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Location Info

320 Main

320 Main St., Seal Beach, CA

Category: Restaurant


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mhip
mhip

My god that looks good...

They used to have killer meatballs at The Catch, but took them off the menu.

I still order them every time I'm there, even though I know they won't make them, as a peaceful protest.

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