Snapshots from Meatball Madness

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The first Meatball Madness took place last night at the New York Wine and Food Festival, and judging from the attendance and the enthusiasm of the crowd it is fair to say that the event was a runaway success. Twenty-five of New York's top chefs competed—but when the smoke cleared Andrew Carmilini of Locanda Verde won the day, Here are some snapshots:

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Judges (l-r): Frank Bruni, Jeffrey Steingarten, Gail Simmons

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Michael White served the meatball from the Convivio menu.

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Alex Guarnaschelli

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The Little Owl's Joey Campanaro

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Amanda Freitag of The Harrison

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Dave Pasternack of Esca

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Hearth

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Michael Lomonaco, Porterhouse New York

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Cesare Casella of Salumeria Rosi

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Bill Telepan served his mother's meatball recipe.

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SD26

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Mike Cirino and Josh Ozersky

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The shy Ann Burrell.

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Let's hear it for the band.

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Pat LaFrieda, Lee Schrager and Mark Pastore

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Meatball Madness winner Andrew Carmellini, Michael White, and Burger Bash winner Josh Capon. White shouldn't feel too left out—he won a few Michelin stars this week.

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