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Ariana Kabob Grill -- a lunch truck in Catonsville

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First, stick with the platters. The cheeseburger sub is terrible, tasted like it was made with some frozen beef-ish pattie thing. The cheesesteak is edible, has room for improvement, but considering the other offerings, not worth it at all. Unfortunately, both fish items on the menu (seasoned fish with rice and fish gyro) are made with tilapia, otherwise I would've tried those.

The lamb and beef kabob platters (numbers 2 and 3) were indeed well seasoned, as was the rice/carrots/raisins. However, the meat was overcooked by a minute or so. Right when I got my order the lamb and beef were fine, but even 5 minutes later I had to chew a bit. Nothing too serious, but I'd recommend ordering medium rare. The side salad was acceptable, there is some raw red onion in there. The white sauce had plenty of dill and the green sauce had good tang. My only other gripe is that the carrots and raisins weren't incorporated into the rice but rather placed on top. Many of their customers don't want the carrots and raisins and a lot of restaurants do it this way now. There are some other interesting items on the menu like butter chicken.

Overall, this is a great, great addition to the street food scene, and especially to Catonsville food scene in general. At that Rt 40 and Rolling Rd intersection you now have a pho place, Hunan Taste, two Korean cafeteria-style places, a Korean-Chinese place, a Korean dessert place (MangoBerry has patbingsu and red-bean filled waffle-like things), and now Afghan food.

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    1. re: lstormont

      I left Shaheen out on purpose, as well as Spicy Garden, and the new Indian snack shop next to Spicy Garden (which is owned by Spicy Garden's owners). Shaheen was okay (hit or miss) back a few years ago, but now it's just miss in my opinion. The only Pakistani place I recommend is Thousand Kabobs.

      1. re: bmorecupcake

        Ok. I've had good luck at Shaheen, but haven't tried Thousand yet. Will soon.