Having a Ball at the Launch of The Local Meatball Food Cart in Fairfield

22 Apr

The Local Meatball Food Cart in Fairfield

It was a crisp, spring day this past Saturday when Mike DiStassio launched the much anticipated The Local Meatball food cart. Just the night before he had found the perfect spot on Unquowa Road, right above the tracks at the Fairfield train station, where he could begin slinging meatballs with his brother Alan.

2013-04-20 13.12.02As he was getting ready for his 12:30 opening, people were already lined up, ready to try what Mike had worked so hard on. Featured that day, were two of his five rotating balls: Serious and Kick in Da. After meeting up with Mike’s wife and Kristien’s former coworker, Anne as well as other former coworkers and friends Michael, Bill, Rob, and Lisa, we placed our order. Now, don’t get us wrong, we love catching up with old friends…but the intoxicating scent of tomato sauce was too much to bare. We ordered (and were graciously treated to) three of each meatball on rolls.

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Let’s start off with Serious, aka the original with ground beef from Saugatuck Craft Butchery.  The sauce was slightly sweet and tangy, but with a warm, rustic taste. The bread, straight from Il Forno in Da Bronx to Mike’s door step, was amazing. Ya know, it’s hard to beat bread from Da Bronx.  The meatballs themselves were good, but we wondered if they were just a bit too dense this first time around. The flavor was good though, with the perfect amount of herbs, and the meat was super fresh.

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Next we tried the Kick in Da made with pork, again from Saugatuck Craft Butchery.  The sauce this time around was a bit more tangy and was chunky in style. The cherry peppers added a nice gentle heat, too. The meatballs were out of this world good. They were nicely packed, juicy, and full of spicy flavor. Seriously delicious!

One thing to note is if you order these on the roll like a sandwich, they are a bit messy and challenging to stuff in your mouth. If you’re concerned with spillage, you can always ask for just the balls and some bread on the side. Or, eat the balls and the bread separate like Kristien. Or, like Dan: he took up bits of meatball, put it on the bread, took a bite, and then repeated the process.

All in all, we enjoyed the food, loved the concept, loved the cart and Smart Car hookup and enjoyed chatting with awesome people. The Local Meatball is already booked up for parties and special events, plus he has plans to continue to hit up Fairfield often. Oh, and he has heard your begging and pleading, so he will be venturing off to other places, too. Getting permits isn’t easy, but he knows it’s worth it. Also, here’s a nice little tip for you: If you catch Mike and Alan in the morning, ask for the Jewels. It’s a sausage, bacon, ground beef and cheddar meatball with local Doc’s Maple Syrup on top, put on a delicate snowflake bun. OMG!

Who says ya can’t eat balls all day long:  breakfast, lunch, and dinner?

Yours in noming,

Dan and Kristien

The Local Meatball

Various Locations (Mainly Fairfield)

$2.50 for 1 meatball, $5.00 for 2, $7.50 for 3

Cash or credit

Soda and water available

 

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24 Responses to “Having a Ball at the Launch of The Local Meatball Food Cart in Fairfield”

  1. twogirlstakenewengland April 24, 2013 at 10:41 am #

    So many great “ball” jokes. Can’t wait to try this place!

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    • Dan and Kristien Del Ferraro April 24, 2013 at 10:44 am #

      Yeah, ball jokes are everywhere. We had to restrain ourselves. You know, we have to keep it classy. :P Let us know what you think when you try the meatballs.

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