SHOW US YOUR MEATBALLS: Celebrate National Meatball Day With A Rosebud Cook Off

Rosebud Restaurant Group welcomes guests to celebrate National Meatball Day on Sunday, March 9 with endless bowls of the famed dish at Centro Ristorante located at 6 West Hubbard in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Additionally, Rosebud is kicking off it’s annual “Show Us Your Meatballs” challenge.

From March 9 through April 15, participants of all culinary levels and backgrounds, from homemakers to foodies to food service veterans, are encouraged to Show Us Your Meatballs by submitting their best meatball recipe for a chance to win an all-inclusive trip to Napa Valley with airfare and hotel accommodations provided by Rosebud.

A team of Rosebud chefs will test each recipe and select a group of ten finalists who will receive the opportunity to prepare their meatballs in a formal Cook-Off at The Rosebud on Taylor Street on Sunday June 1. A panel of judges comprised of chefs from the Rosebud Restaurant Group along with local celebrities and media personalities will judge each meatball to select the ultimate winner of the Show Us Your Meatball challenge.

The final cook-off event on June 1st is open to the public. Doors open at 2pm. Rosebud encourages friends, family and spectators to cheer on their favorite meatball contestants while enjoying complementary Rosebud meatballs and other surprises.

For more information please call (773) 325-9700 or visit www.

Centro Ristorante

6 W. Hubbard Street

Chicago, IL 60654



The Rosebud

1500 West Taylor Street

Chicago, IL 60607



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About Rosebud Restaurants

As an iconic part of Chicago’s history, Rosebud Restaurants have received equal notoriety, gained considerable international recognition and continue to set the standard for fine Italian dining in the Chicagoland area. Today, eleven restaurants including two steakhouses and eight Italian concepts are proudly under the Rosebud umbrella, each filling a unique niche within the community and upholding the highest standards for fine cuisine and superior wine selections. After more than thirty years of business, there’s no telling what’s next on the horizon. One thing is for sure the future is bright for this dynamic restaurant group.


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