Just by the name of this blog, it’s unavoidable that metal and food are two peas in a pod in these parts. Can you imagine my excitement when I FINALLY got the chance to “take it to the face” with a Grill Em All burger?! Meat + Metal = foodie metalhead heaven.
First, a little background. The Grill ‘Em All Gourmet Food Truck started in December 2009, as two dudes who were following their dreams. Ryan Harkins has been a professional chef for over 10 years, gracing many American cities with his fine cuisine, and Matthew Chernus was a professional wrestler before embarking on this epic odyssey that forges together metal and meat. The two have been comrades for over 20 years, and it shows. They take it to the next level with the epic headbangin’ awesomeness that is the Grill Em All Gourmet Burger Truck!
In the beginning, the Behemoth, which is a cheddar topped burger in between two grilled cheese sandwiches, was callin’ my name.
I’m definitely going to have to SPLIT that with someone, someday, sometime, because that is one BIG motherf@$%er.
What I DID get, was the burger that had also piqued my interest from the start; The Molly Hatchet:
- Seared Fennel Smoked Sausage Gravy
- Applewood Smoked Bacon
- Maple Syrup Drizzle
It was like breakfast, lunch, and dinner all mashed into one. The sweetness of the maple and fennel paired great with smokiness of the bacon and sausage. It reminded me of biscuits and gravy at the breakfast table, only a million times better! The bacon and the burger were cooked perfectly. The patty was the perfect size, and so juicy! I was seeing stars.
Now for the double dipped frites with truffle oil.
*let us observe a moment of silence for the truffle*
Anyone who has had truffles, love them. If they’ve had truffles, and they claim to not like them, they’re either lying or not really human. My vote goes for inhuman. These truffle frites were out of this WORLD! The truffle flavor was awesome (though I think they could have piled it on a little more. You can always pile on a little more truffle). My only observation was that they were pretty well done; gotta keep it real, guys. Though perhaps a wee bit more brown than I’d like, they were still glorious, sensational slivers of deliciousness.
Angel let me have a bite of his “Waste Em All” burger:
- Marinated Green Chiles
- Beer Soaked Onions
- Pepper Jack Cheese
Is this photo big enough? (NO!)
Prominent green chile flavor with the spice and sharpness of the pepper jack cheese was sublime. I still can’t get over that beautiful burger patty. I have to re-iterate; it’s seriously THE PERFECT PATTY. Can’t forget those buns either. Can’t you just SEE how awesome they are? They were awesome, take my word for it. If you don’t have a good bun, then you’re selling yourself short.
We will most def be back.
… and you should GO! Take your kids, take your dog, take your cat (you know how much they love the cheezburger), just GO. You will not be disappointed.
What’s your favorite Grill ‘Em All burger?