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Arancini Italian Comfort Food Trailer

13 June 2011 2,263 views 7 Comments

Last weekend, Adam and I decided to visit Arancini, an Italian comfort food trailer on S. 1st and Live Oak. Arancini shares space with Fried Green Tomato, another trailer serving the eponymous menu item, sandwiches, and a refreshing gazpacho and crab ceviche that they brought over for us to taste.

Arancini Sign

While we waited for our food, Adam poured wine into our glasses (all BYO), and caught up on his Twitter reading. I caught a shot of him “in the wild” on Arancini’s patio.

a food trailer visitor in the wild

Arancini are fried rice balls filled with cheese, peas, and bacon. Rich and delicious, these would go perfectly with a crisp and ice cold beer. Dipped in tomato sauce, they were the right mix of rich and tart.

Arancini

On a side note, we brought Yalumba wine with us, and I love the idea of the pull-off tab to remember what wine you are drinking. Of course you can take a photo of the label to remember, but depending on how much fun you are having, you might not think to do that. Bravo, Yalumba marketing people!

wine label to peel

We also enjoyed these fried Brussels sprouts with capers. I might have enjoyed these more if they were roasted instead of fried — or if more of the oil was blotted off before they were served to us, but they were pretty yummy.

fried brussels sprouts + capers

When the pasta was delivered, I gulped. I was honestly getting full with the first two dishes and this pasta was super rich and creamy.

shrimp creamy vermouth sauce pasta

Next up was the flat bread topped with veggies and cheese. This alone could be a meal for one person at just $5.

roasted eggplant goat cheese mozzerella basil flat bread

Next time I visit Arancini, I would put together a meal that would include something light instead of the pasta. At Arancini, a little would go a long way. For reviews from folks who enjoy fried food a bit more than I do, check out all of the five star reviews on Yelp.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=683682770 Melanie Haupt

    Next time I go to Arancini, it will be about 65 degrees outside. We found most of the food to be way more appropriate for cool weather. But it was definitely tasty!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=683682770 Melanie Haupt

    Next time I go to Arancini, it will be about 65 degrees outside. We found most of the food to be way more appropriate for cool weather. But it was definitely tasty!

  • http://twitter.com/Beth_Goulart Beth Goulart

    How do the arancini, themselves, compare to Enoteca's knockout version?

  • http://twitter.com/Beth_Goulart Beth Goulart

    How do the arancini, themselves, compare to Enoteca's knockout version?

  • Jeremy

    Wow, the fried rice balls look amazing!

  • Jeremy

    Wow, the fried rice balls look amazing!

  • Jeremy

    Wow, the fried rice balls look amazing!