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Grill ’em All ~ Heavy Metal Burger Truck

2:31 PM PST on December 7, 2009


Heavy metal and burgers go together, this is a fact. Until now, there has not been a mobile food wagon to pair these items in the proper way. Enter sandman, er Grill 'em All, a food truck specializing in meat 'n metal. As you might expect, they're on Twitter. We got the chance to interview the 2 man team behind the truck, which will be rolling out next week:

What is the concept behind Grll 'em All?

Matt: With out getting way too brainy about it the concept is just Heavy Metal and Hamburgers. I know what you’re thinking: finally someone made this marriage happen. I agree, we are really blazing a trail here. What can I say, we are making people happy.

Ryan: Serving good food to good people, but staying true to our roots. That’s the most important thing to us.

What locations will you be serving?

Matt: We will be all over metro Los Angeles. Lunch, dinner and late-night service. Look for the truck outside rock concerts and crazy events. If you’re feeling too drunk after seeing Municipal Waste or Slayer, soak up the booze with a big, juicy burger.

What are your favorite burger places in LA?

Matt: I love Fathers Office, Apple Pan and 8 oz. but you can’t discount all the random burger joints in the valley and the burbs. There’s a charbroiled place in Glendale that I am all about. I had a chicken fried steak sandwich there the other day.

Ryan: I would have to say 8oz is a personal favorite, they have fried cheese curds and that’s a sure fire way into any Midwestern boys heart. The heavy hitters like Umami and Fathers Office are right behind. Jakes burger in Pasadena is a great place to get a custom burger and a Pabst on the cheap, but I also cant discount southern California favorites like In and Out and Tommy’s.

Is Kill em All the best Metallica album or is Ride the Lightening superior? (And French Fries for All?)

Matt: That’s a silly question because all true metal heads know that Kill ‘Em All is the biggest ripper in that catalog. ‘Hit the Lights’ remains the ultimate party starter. When that refrain kicks in you know a bottle is getting thrown against the wall.

Ryan: Ride the Lightning has a song all about being trapped under ice, doesn’t get more brutal than that. French fries for some and burgers for many. That’s a loaded question.

What is you and your crew's background? Chefs? Restraunteurs? Backyard grillers?

Matt: Ryan is a chef, a great chef in my mind. I’m just a dude, a sweet dude in my mind.

Ryan: I’ve worked in kitchens for over ten years and Matt has been my best friend and personal taste tester all throughout, so what a better team to start a business right?

Taco burger? If not, why not?!

Matt: I’ve seen a burger taco before but never a taco burger.

Ryan: Exactly, why not?

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