Pork Yeah! Meat Up BBQ Has Officially Opened For Business

Posted: January 20, 2015 in Burgers, Food, Orange County, Restaurant
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Natural selection tells us that size matters. Among virtually all organisms, size determines the viability of any particular living thing, especially in males. Animals like fiddler crabs, lions, deer, and peafowl all sport an exceptionally large body part in order to attract females. In other species and cultures, size does more than flaunt a male’s viability to females – size determines strength and/or rank. This particular practice translates to human cultures, where men display size to broadcast their rank or strength. In ancient cultures, Vikings wore horns, with the higher-ranking Vikings wearing larger horns than the followers. In today’s world, this practice exists even in the kitchen, where the height of the chef hat determines the seniority of each staff member. What happens when you throw a Viking into a modern-day kitchen? You get the next chapter of The Viking Truck going brick & mortar.

The owners of The Viking Truck and Garlic Scapes truck have teamed up to open their own restaurant in Placentia called Meat Up BBQ. Over at Meat Up BBQ, they serve West Coast barbecue with southern influences, plus each chef’s own spin on barbecue. With multiple different backgrounds converging into one location, the menu will likely see many rotations as each chef adds his own influence not only from the respective food truck, but from their culinary background as well. For example, we have already seen certain food truck items make their way into the menu at Meat Up BBQ, such as the Garlic Feta Fries or the Odin sandwich. This kitchen allows them to craft up some mighty fine concoctions as well, such as the Rotten Richard burger, a burger with pork chili verde and a fried potato patty. Other fine entrées include fries smothered with pork chili verde & cheddar cheese, a gorgonzola & horseradish slaw burger, and the hefty three-meat platter.

Perhaps what draws in the most people appears above the bar. Meat Up BBQ has 25 draft beer taps that feature rotating craft beers, ensuring that customers receive the freshest brews possible. For the purists, they have domestics like Bud Light and Michelob Ultra. However, they may also get some rare beers in occasionally, such as Goose Island’s Bourbon County.

Many locals have anticipated the grand opening of Meat Up BBQ ever since the announcement of its existence last year. When you have the owners of two of the county’s most popular food trucks teaming up to open a restaurant, people will talk. Throw local craft beer into the mix, and you have the perfect formula for a lasting business. Check out Meat Up BBQ on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest happenings, and check them out in person in Placentia on the southeast corner of Kraemer Blvd and Yorba Linda Blvd.


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