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Meatballs & Dreams

Matt of @wesaygravy and Mike of Bandera's Deli talk about food, dreams, and maybe even some stuff inbetween.

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Meatballs & Dreams - EPISODE 10

Mike of @banderas_mkt is having his morning espresso, Matt of @wesaygravy is trying to understand him with truck deliveries in the background. Let's go! Cliff Notes: 1:18 What was it like celebrating Italy's Euro win in the North end? 3:00 The Cape vacation recap 8:45 We breakdown Tony & Elaines of the North End 12:00 Martha’s Vineyard and Chatham Food  14:50 My idea on how I want to play bobby flay in a match 17:00 Bar Pizza tourney run by an Instagram blogger

18mins

24 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Meatballs & Dreams EPISODE 09 - 'Bocce Tournament?!'

After a few weeks off, Mike of @banderas_mkt and Matt of @wesaygravy are back at it. In this episode they talk about what the plan is for the week of the 4th in the Cape, Matt rants a bit about IG as usual, and they both discuss planning the Cape's largest Bocce tournament in history.

38mins

29 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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Meatballs & Dreams EPISODE 08 - 'The Boston Nightlife Scene'

In episode 8, DJ Costa of Big Night joins us to talk about the Boston nightlife scene.  -He reveals June 12th as the night he will be headlining at 'The Grand' in Boston's Seaport, as well as the opening dates of Memoir at the Encore Casino.  -What do celebrities like Tiesto and Pauly D ask for when they're in Boston?  Where does DJ Costa take them to eat?  What's the craziest story he has?  Also - Mike reveals how many meatballs Bandera's sold over memorial day weekend and it's insane. All that and much more in episodee 8!

24mins

3 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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Meatballs & Dreams EPISODE 07 - 'Nachos Italiano'

In Episode 7, Matt of @wesaygravy and Mike of @banderas_mkt have special guest Philip Frattaroli join. Philip is the owner of Lucia's in Boston's North End & Winchester, MA, Ducali Pizzeria of the North End, and the Cunard Tavern of East Boston. Topics discussed: -The tough pandemic decisions that Philip had to make as a North End business owner -His thoughts on the Little Italy Cup and the Frattaroli family's record in the tournament so far -The 'Nachos Italiano' dish that has propelled Ducali Pizzeria into the final 64 -Bandera's Market is 3 days away from opening day and Mike talks about the shop's preparation for the the big weekend -Craft beer in the North End and much more!

35mins

25 May 2021

Rank #4

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Meatballs & Dreams EPISODE 06 - 'Bruins & Bucatini'

Matt of @wesaygravy and Mike of @banderas_mkt recorded episode 6 after Mike's spray tan and during the Bruins game 2. -Downtown Hyannis restaurants -Bruins game 1 performance -Mike's first Bob's of Medford MA experience -North end breakfast spots -Little Italy Cup best of 3 series previews (Strega vs Lucia), (Tresca vs Carmelina's) -and much more!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

37mins

18 May 2021

Rank #5

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Meatballs & Dreams EPISODE 05 - "Elmer"

Matt of @wesaygravy and Mike of @Banderas_mkt get into some serious topics this episode: -GnocchiGate 2021 -A Fake IG post being called out -Mike's up to date North End patio rankings -Mike's hidden gem sushi spot in the South Shore -Matt's response to his rigatoni dish ratings --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

36mins

11 May 2021

Rank #6

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Meatballs & Dreams - Special Edition (Mother's Day)

The one and only Dolly Bandera of @banderas_mkt joins us on this special edition of M's and D's!  -Straight MEATBALL talk. The X's and O's of making a meatball. -How many meatballs does Bandera's Market make a day? -Will Bandera's be releasing a new sub this summer? -Dolly's favorite Florida restaurants And more!

10mins

9 May 2021

Rank #7

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Meatballs & Dreams EPISODE 04 - "The 2 Day Hangover"

In this episode, Matt of @wesaygravy and Mike of @banderas_mkt talk about: -New food spots they tried this week (Roy's Cold Cuts of East Boston, Pisa Pizza of Malden) -Break down some matchups in round 2 of the North End bracket in the Little Italy Cup -A new restaurant opening that people camped out overnight for -Food blog etiquette -The craziest sub order Mike has seen at Bandera's Market And much more!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

36mins

4 May 2021

Rank #8

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Meatballs & Dreams EPISODE 03 - "wesay....what?!"

Episode 3 details: -Matt talks about his tv show 'Masterchef' stint -Is Bandera's Market revealing a lobster roll this summer? -Break down North End bracket weekly results in the the Little Italy Cup -How many meatballs can you eat in 5 minutes? -Vegas/Florida Restaurants -Mike waits until the end to break some news to Matt

37mins

27 Apr 2021

Rank #9

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Meatballs & Dreams EPISODE 02 - The DEEP South

In this episode, Matt of @wesaygravy and Mike of @banderas_mkt talk about North End espresso martinis, south shore bar pizza, where food bloggers go from here, and some old Boston spots like News and Splash. 

40mins

19 Apr 2021

Rank #10