The Meatball Co.'s black, modern food truck is a taste laboratory. Surprising choices pepper its colorful chalkboard menu.
Co-owner Frank Terry was helpful in answering questions about the three kinds of meatballs he serves. It took only about two minutes to receive the warm, Styrofoam boxes with meatballs that were so powerfully flavorful, I forgot to wonder why they didn't come the way I expected — in sandwich form.
The orange, golf-ball-sized, buffalo chicken meatballs were moist, smothered with hot sauce and topped lightly with blue cheese dressing. The sauce was hot, but not too fiery, and the flavor would impress any buffalo-chicken-wing lover.
Another option, the classic Italian meatball, consisted of ground beef combined with ricotta cheese and glazed with tomato sauce containing a hint of oregano. The meatball was not greasy, nor overly spicy.
Although the menu lacked its usual roasted potatoes and vegetable sides that day, polenta was a substitute, along with chips or a chocolate-chip cookie. A full meal included three meatballs, a side and a beverage ($8 to $10), ideal for those who want something to eat quickly and aren't afraid to change their notions about what a meatball ought to be.