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A Fort Lauderdale restaurant is taking a comfort food and placing it in the center of your plate. Roll this around in your mind. It's meatballs, meatballs and meatballs at Fork and Balls. Dig in.

You get much more than one meatball at Fork and Balls. This Las Olas eatery is giving an old favorite a big-time reboot.

Chef Bill Bruening: "We play with lamb. We do some short rib stuff. We do some tweaked-out food here and there, but when it comes down to it, it's meatballs."

Four balls may be good in baseball. But in this place, three is the magic number.

Chef Bill Bruening: "Everything we serve is normally three balls unless you get a slider sliders we do one ball."

What you want and how you want it that's completely your call.

Chef Bill Bruening: "And you can choose your sauce. You can choose what kind of ball you'd like whether it be beef or a blend ball chicken ball, pork ball veggie ball. We've got all the different assortments."

In the meatball universe, the possibilities are endless.

Chef Bill Bruening: "When it comes down to it there won't be anything that I won't grind."

You can get these round mounds of delight a lot of different ways. On top of a salad or beans and veggies. Inside a toasted sub with ricotta cheese. By themselves with sauce and focaccia bread.

Chef bill bruening: "We try and please all. We don't discriminate here at Fork and Balls."

That includes traditionalists, as well.

Chef Bill Bruening: "Grandma's plate is a spaghetti and meatball with an eggplant tomato sauce a little bit of fresh mozzarella and basil."

Meatballs aren't the only specialty in this house.

Chef Bill Bruening: "We also have wines on tap. It's new to the state of Florida and it's just an excellent way to keep wine beautiful."

If you're a serious baller, this is where you want to chow down and hang out.

Chef Bill Bruening: "And it's good comfort food that people can go out and have a drink, have some comfort food and really make ... have a smile and a good time."

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