Eataly food truck, Aruba, DWI

Eataly food truck serves some of your Italian favorites. They’re located at the “Texaco Traffic Circle” in the parking lot of the Eagle Bowling Alley/Hipz fitness club. Plenty of parking there. They open around 8:00 PM, but best to go a little later after they have things set up and ready.

Eataly Food Truck, Aruba, DWI.

Eataly Food Truck, Aruba, DWI.

Here’s a look at the menu so you get an idea of what they have and the prices:

Menu at Eataly Food Truck, Aruba.

Menu at Eataly Food Truck, Aruba.

And here’s the other side for more:

Other side of the menu at Eataly Food Truck, Aruba.

Other side of the menu at Eataly Food Truck, Aruba.

I enjoyed the pork sandwich which was very tasty but needed a bit more meat inside to make it a better value and hearty sandwich. Here’s a look at the main ingredient:

Pork at Eataly Food Truck, Aruba.

Pork at Eataly Food Truck, Aruba.

There is a connection between this truck and Gianni’s Restaurant near the hotel area. At any rate, if you’re in the mood for an evening snack or meal, this may be the place for you. Enjoy!

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Bloody Mary at Scott’s Brats, Aruba (2014)

Scott’s Brats on Palm Beach Aruba features a Bloody Mary bar, where you can make your own drink. Join me for a video visit:

Enjoy that Bloody Mary with a breakfast burrito or muffin sandwich. If you arrive for lunch, try the bratwurst, Italian sausage, or one of the other great snacks you’ll find at Scott’s Brats. Where else can you sit on the beach with some great comfort food? No where but Scott’s Brats, Palm Beach, Aruba!

Love at first sight? (Aruba c. 2002?)

As mentioned in the previous post, I was going through my photo archives. I stumbled onto this one, an absolute favorite taken with my old Nikon F3. The location is Charlie’s Bar, San Nicolaas, Aruba. I remember turning from my drink at the bar and seeing this little girl look at Chavez the Cat and Chavez looking at her. Here it is (a photo of a photo):

A little girl and Chavez the cat at Charlie's Bar in San Nicolaas, Aruba, c. 2002.

A little girl and Chavez the cat at Charlie’s Bar in San Nicolaas, Aruba, c. 2002.

That is a photo of a print, which actually gives it a more archival feel, like a photo from many, many years ago. I’m fairly certain that I took this in 2002. I was using film back then, film by the mile actually. There’s boundless emotion in this little scene. I only wish I could find the negative and make more prints.

Don Jacinto Restaurant, Aruba

Don Jacinto is a Colombian restaurant located in Oranjestaad, Aruba. The place serves all your favorite Colombian dishes in an air-conditioned environment. They do a busy lunch trade, so plan accordingly.

Don Jacinto Restaurant, Aruba.

Don Jacinto Restaurant, Aruba.

I enjoyed lunch here recently. Ordering a couple of favorites to test the quality of the food. First, here’s a quick look at the seating area:

Main dining room at Don Jacinto, Aruba.

Main dining room at Don Jacinto, Aruba.

Plenty of tables for groups large and small. Good service, too. Now, here’s a look at the grouper filet with sides of rice and potato.

Grouper filet at Don Jacinto, Aruba.

Grouper filet at Don Jacinto, Aruba.

Fish was perfectly prepared and that potato on the side is boiled with an onion flavor that really was clever and delicious. Next, you see their version of the bandeja paisa platter:

Bandeja paisa platter at Don Jacinto, Aruba.

Bandeja paisa platter at Don Jacinto, Aruba.

This version of the platter was slightly different from what I’m used to. Instead of a steak, it was shredded beef in the upper center of the tray. Also, the beans were on the plate instead of in a separate bowl to the side. It was all quite tasty, however, and went down well with the local hot sauce. Finally, here’s a look at a page from the menu for a look at some other dishes and current prices (February 2014):

Menu at Don Jacinto, Aruba.

Menu at Don Jacinto, Aruba.

If you’re on the island of Aruba, this may be an easy stop with reasonable prices and decent food as well as something different. Enjoy every meal.

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