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Meatball & Beer Chowdown presented by Time Out New York
Photograph: Andrew WernerMeatball & Beer Chowdown presented by Time Out New York

And the winner of Time Out New York's Meatball & Beer Chowdown is...

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Dan Q Dao

...the Ainsworth

After seven hours of balls-and-brews feasting this Sunday, Time Out New York readers crowned their favorite meaty creation: executive chef Stephen Yen's Hanger Burger Meatball built with bulgogi marinade, pickled jalapeños and ribbons of parmesan cheese. The chef was on site all day serving the meatballs, which won the hearts of the most eaters over the course of three sessions. 

Hundreds of guests packed Houston Hall for the first-ever extravaganza, soaking up brews from Greenpoint Beer Works with balls rolled out by contenders like Atwood Kitchen & Bar Room, Brother Jimmy's BBQ and Houston Hall, who all fought valiantly in the gut-sticking showdown. But after all the grills were cooled and all the beer guzzled, there could only be one winner. 

Hanger Burger Meatballs by the AinsworthPhotograph: Andrew Werner

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