The great minds behind The Viking Truck + Garlicscapes Truck = Meat Up BBQ in Placentia, California
The food truck craze has died down quite a bit since 2010. Some trucks have kept the momentum going with scheduled stops and catering while others just fade into memory. But some trucks who proved their concepts, made the move to brick and mortar locations. This is one of those successes. Luis Flores, owner of TheViking Truck and Porko Rico BBQ, teamed up with Mike Dimmitt, formerly of Garlicscapes Truck, to open up Meat Up BBQ, where you will see some favorites from the trucks along with inventive California-style barbeque and 25 local craft beers on tap.
Chili Verde ($4) is a cup of pulled pork chili verde, tomatillos, and mild peppers in a seasoned broth. This is fantastic! It has a really good green chile flavor. The pork is pulled in just the right consistency to act like a “mop” to capture the flavor of the broth. Rating: 4.8/5
Hellbilly Chili ($4) is EPIC Beef and 3-beef chili topped with cheese, onion, and Scape sauce. This meaty chili tastes like kettle-cooked style chili. It is stick-to-your-ribs good! Rating: 4.5/5
Mac N Cheese ($4) is classic mac & cheese topped with herbs and bread crumbs. The in-house béchamel is fantastic! It is rich, creamy and very cheesy. The macaroni is cooked to al dente so it has a nice bite to without being soggy at all. Rating: 4/5
Meat Up BBQ