Chef and Owner, Mark Rosenberg, moved to Woodstock, NY in June of 2016. After spending time in both NYC and SF, Mark was ready to rediscover himself and to focus on the more important aspects of his life. Seeing the overwhelming positive energy of the town and all of the people wanting to visit, Mark started thinking of opening a small business himself. Fortunately, the timing was right, a small space was about to become vacant in the most ideal part of town. With no prior restaurant experience, yet having spent years developing meatball recipes for fun, he dove head first in learning all the ins and outs of opening a food establishment and after 3 months of hard work, the space was ready to open. On June 2nd 2017, Sharkie’s opened to the public in a former 300sq ft lingerie shop, and served its first meatball.
Why the name Sharkie’s you ask? When Mark was a little kid, he had a habit of biting people. A little known and seldom used nickname, Sharkie, was born. It seemed only natural to name a meatball shop after its owner, and what better name than Sharkie’s. Sharkie’s, serves slow cooked meatballs over vegetables, in sandwiches, or by themselves. Get something hot to enjoy at the counter or to take home. You can also grab some with sauce, cold, ready to reheat at home for a perfect meal. All meatballs and sauce are made in house, from grass fed beef, as well as antibiotic and hormone free pork, turkey, and chicken. Sharkie’s has also expanded to offer pantry items. Carrying jars of Perry’s Pickles (Sharkie’s has the largest selection in the area of their varieties). Locally made dried pasta, and snack bags of gourmet popcorn.
Sharkie’s had the distinct honor of winning in the Best Appetizer category in the 2019 Taste of Woodstock event. We served over 100 people a tasting of our baked spaghetti squash topped with our Beef/pork blend meatballs. We were thrilled and so grateful to all of the participants who voted for us! Thank you!
During the 2017 Woodstock Film Festival, I had the distinct honor of being mentioned by Shep Gordon. It was the highlight of my year and truly a remarkable acknowledgment of what I am doing at Sharkie's. Thank you Shep for your most generous words and patronage during your visit.