Five years ago today, Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow opened the doors to The Meatball Shop (184 Stanton Street, 212-982-8895) on Stanton Street, only to find a line snaking down the block. "I was so scared that no one was going to show up to our party," Holzman remembers. But show up they did, and now the longtime best friends preside over a growing empire, which includes six shops and counting. Today, in celebration of the restaurant's fifth birthday, the original Meatball Shop is offering a couple of deals, which is reason to get yourself down there and toast the owners with a glass — or pitcher — of sangria.
Courtesy The Meatball Shop