Yes, I'm a fan boy.
I couldn't wait to see Joey Galluzzi, runner-up in NBC's America's Next Great Restaurant.
Fans of the show will recall that Galluzzi's proposed name for his would-be restaurant was Saucy Balls. Midway through the series, Galluzzi finally gave up on his naughty name for the more-grandmother friendly Brooklyn Meatball Co.
The first Brooklyn Meatball Co. store, a counter-service restaurant, opens here in Houston May 14. It is located at 930 Main St. in the McKinney Food Court in the tunnel underneath McKinney Place Parking Garage.
On the menu are three types of meatballs -- classic beef, turkey and eggplant -- that come with your choice of sauce (marinara, spicy marinara, gorgonzola and pesto. Meatballs are one for $3, two for $5 and three for $7. You also can get a Saucy Sub or meatballs on top of your choice of pasta.