Sarah Burt has one of the smallest street carts and most limited menus, but her Italian meatball sandwich is so good you won't be looking for anything else. Burt typically sets up shop few blocks from her other cooking job at the more highbrow eatery Haute Dish. Her grandmother's Italian heritage influenced Burt's street food specialty, and its meatballs, made from a blend of beef, pork, and veal, come out perfectly rich and tender. The tangy marinara is chunky with bits of onion, garlic, and herbs and tastes as if it was just ladled from nonna's pot-though to keep the sandwich's ratios working out right, you'll either have to ask for an extra scoop of the red stuff or leave the last few bites of the bun's hinge behind.
Sarah Burt thanks her Italian grandmother for the inspiration to open a food cart selling Italian meatball subs. You'll find Burt on the corner of Fifth and Nicollet scooping meatballs smothered in ... More »
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