by Kenneth McNulty
Next pop-up dinner to be held June 12 at The Kitchen Factory
Dan Katz left his culinary ventures in New York City to start something new. He wanted a restaurant in a fun, welcoming environment and Cincinnati was just the place. But before he opens his restaurant, Meatball Kitchen, Katz is hosting pop-up dinners to see what people think of the food offered at his forthcoming establishment. As Katz continues his search for the perfect spot to open Meatball Kitchen, area foodies can keep up with the latest news on Facebook.
CityBeat: Why did you move
from New York?
Dan Katz: I co-owned a French Bistro and American wine bar in NYC. My
wife, Laura, grew up in Cincinnati and after visiting, I realized what a great
place it is to raise a family. I am looking forward to adding my New York
experience and energy to all the exciting stuff that is going on in the Cincy
culinary community. I think Meatball Kitchen will be a perfect addition to the
CB: What inspired you
to do these pop-up dinners?
DK: I've been thinking about this idea for a long time. My
goal was to create a cravable, delicious take on the classic meatball. I want
to raise the standard of typical fast food and bring delicious, affordable food
to everyone. The pop-ups are a great way to introduce and test my concept. I
want to be the great $5 sandwich place and feed the neighborhood.
CB: When is your
DK: Soon! We are
looking at locations around town. I have a great team ready to go and we
are hoping to open by the end of the summer.
CB: Are you doing any
more pop up dinners?
DK: Yes. The next one is June 12 at The Kitchen Factory in
Northside. At the last pop-up, we introduced the diners to our core menu. At
the next pop-up, we will serve one of the exciting rotating specials as well.
We believe that we can turn any recipe into a meatball! Diners can
follow us on Facebook to keep updated about this and other
are you most looking forward to when opening your restaurant?
I am looking forward to feeding happy people. What's not to love about
a fast, delicious, exciting, cheap and filling meal?