Forget about all the ball jokes. This is one food truck that should be taken seriously because of their tasty eats. The Godfather was a hit — 2 ground beef meat balls with fresh basil, parsley, garlic, onions, pomodoro sauce, pecorino romano, and plenty of melted mozzarella in a soft, chewy bun. The savory meatballs had plenty of depth in flavor and were perfectly tender, not mushy.
The Zorba (ground lamb, fresh mint, oregano, parsley, garlic, served with a tomato-olive spread, lettuce, feta, red onion and homemade tzatziki sauce) was decent, but the taste of the lamb wasn’t overly appealing. I did enjoy the olive spread and appreciated the subtlety of the mint, but I don’t think it’s a sammie I’d get again.
The pricing is as follows: 1 for $5, 2 for $9, or 3 for $12. Two sandwiches should be enough for most people, but if you’re really hungry, add on a side. I was starving so I got an order of skin-on fries ($2). I have no idea if they were made fresh or were frozen, but the portion size is quite large and they were crispy, light, and delicious.
The owner of Haulin Balls is Gregory Arianoff, who owned Match Cosmopolitan Tapas, before it closed earlier this year. It was a spot with some very good small plates at affordable prices. Unfortunately, it didn’t survive in this economy, but I’m glad he brought Haulin Balls to the community. It’s co-owned by Kim Farkas with Donna Adams operating under the title of chef consultant.
Las Vegas, NV