Arario means “great heavenly energy”. I like that it’s across the street from Amari, which is Italian for “bitters” and also a super cute name for a girl! So if I ever ask you, “Hey wanna go to A-mario?” I’ll assume you want to grab drinks at Amari, dinner at Arario and then go back to my house for some Mario on the original Nintendo. I’m sorry that was a horrible attempt at humor. Back to what I do best…write…
Arario is a new Korean fusion restaurant in Midtown on what is quickly becoming The Best Street in Reno (and also currently closed to traffic, because of COURSE you would, Reno.) This section of Cheney Street has some of the best places in town for food/drinks: Death and Taxes, Amari, Midtown Eats, Noble Pie - with Arario upstairs.
I’m a recovering picky eater and am proud to say I tried a LOT of new things at Arario:
2. Kelp salad noodles (actually not too bad) - in the far left bowl in the picture above.
3. Bibimbop (what I ordered)
4. Pork Bulgogi (my favorite!)
5. Kimchi fries (minus the Kimchi, not bad)
I ordered the Hot Pot Bibimbop. You can get this with either beef or seafood. They also give you some sauce on the side. This is what it looks like before…
There’s rice hiding on the bottom. Then you pour the sauce and mix it all up. As you do, it sizzles! It looks much better when everything is all mixed together.
This was good, but my favorite was definitely the pork bulgogi bowl. It’s thinly sliced and marinated in something definitely heavenly! It has just a bit of spice but nothing overpowering. It also comes with steamed rice on the side. You’ll also have to imagine what it looks like because I didn’t take a picture.
And here I will sidebar to mention how difficult it can be to do what I do. I go to new places and try new things and have new experiences but I have to document it all if I want to write a post about it. So I end up (usually) taking lots of pictures and I probably come across as overeager and like I just discovered the concept of picture-taking and I’m really excited to be living and breathing and seeing new things…and you know what? I AM. I apologize for nothing.
(Picture of the sad, rain-soaked balcony.)
I do try and be discreet, though, and not get strangers in my pictures if I can avoid it. I don’t want to make people uncomfortable but I DO want to show you, my loyal readers, what’s out there!