How to Celebrate National Meatball Day, and Saiko-I Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

Satisfy that meatball craving on National Meatball Day

Because it’s Boca and two out of three restaurants are Italian, National Meatball Day hits a little closer to home. On March 9, be sure to find a meatball to your liking and scarf it up with your favorite pasta and red sauce. 

To help you do that, Carrabba’s Italian Grill is offering its classic spaghetti and meatballs in pomodoro sauce for $11.99. That’s a good deal, and so are these meatball cooking tips from the restaurant:

  • For large quantities of meatballs, baking is more efficient than frying them. 
  • They are the perfect “cooked in advance” food. They can be frozen in an airtight container for up to two months. Thaw overnight in the fridge. (Or do what I do – pop them in the sauce as it’s cooking and they thaw in there.)

Plus,  Prezzo will be offering two specials, all day: Lamb Meatballs served with tzatziki sauce for $14 and a Meatball Trio plate featuring one traditional meatball with pomodoro, two chicken meatballs with vodka sauce and three lamb meatballs with tzatziki for $18.

Diners win with Saiko-I Sushi Lounge’s anniversary party

Here’s my favorite kind of anniversary party, the one where we get the gift! For its second anniversary, Saiko-i Sushi Lounge & Hibachi on March 4 will give diners a ticket for a free drink. Those dining at the indoor/outdoor bar and on the patio will also have complimentary appetizers – from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

To top it off, a percentage of each diner’s check that night will be donated to Boca Helping Hands charity. Owners Tina Wang and Chef Jason Zheng also donate all the money folks put in the big gold buddha statue at the entrance to that charity.

Saiko-I Sushi Lounge & Hibachi, 5970 SW 18th St., Boca Raton; 561/393-5888; http://saikoiboca.com