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MEAT STREET: Running List Of Every Ridiculous Item At Foodbeast’s Meat Festival

FOODBEAST has expanded its portfolio of food festivals with the addition of its first ever meat festival, MEAT STREET Presented By The Makers Of SPAM at Main Place Mall. The hooplah kicks off April 22, and there’s an amazing line up of unforgettable MEAT STREET exclusive dishes that will be available.

Featuring two food sections, a buy-as-you-go Marketplace section, where you can pace yourself through a wide variety of meaty goodies, or you can go all-in with an all-you-can-consume VIP section offering unlimited FOOD & BEER. There’s going to be dozens of vendors offering never before seen items, so get your appetites ready.

Here’s what you can expect to see at MEAT STREET April 22. Get your tickets here!

V.I.P: ALL-YOU-CAN-CONSUME

Doner G Turkish & Mediterranean Grill — Doner Saltado w/ special aji sauce 

Get your forks ready for Doner Saltado fries with special aji sauce topped with a fried egg!

Bruxie Gourmet Waffles Sandwiches — Angry Mac N’ Cheese

Bruxie’s Angry Mac N Cheese is a three cheese blend of parmesan, cheddar, and Bruxie cheese sauce, with a giant, golden brown, spicy fried chicken drumstick marinated in Spicy Bruxie Sauce plunged right into the center. It’s then drizzled with buffalo sauce and topped off with chunks of smokey applewood bacon. If you love spicy and savory, be sure to get in line for this MEAT STREET exclusive.

Norigami Pork — Pork Crusted Pizza

Norigami’s Pork Crusted Pizza is a thick cut slice of pork, rolled in panko and deep fried until golden brown. Some Sriracha Barbecue sauce is added for a super-spicy kick. Finally, this pork crusted pizza is topped with shredded mozzarella cheese, chopped red and green onions, and, of course, BACON!

Halal Guys — Classic beef and chicken halal

Halal Guys will be serving up traditional Halal Guys beef and chicken halal on a giant 52-inch platter!

Pinche’s Tacos — La Bestita

A bed of crispy seasoned fries, layered with carne asada and al pastor, with pinto beans, Queso Fresco, onions and cilantro. Covered with Tomatillo Salsa, sour cream and guacamole

Mess Hall Canteen — SPAM Bomb

Brace yourselves, Mess Hall Canteen is about to set off the SPAM BOMB: a crispy, and cheesy take on Spam musubi. Imagine melty mozzarella and pepper jack cheese, with sliced HICKORY SMOKE SPAM wrapped in a tempura battered nori, and deep fried until golden brown.

Slater’s 50/50 x @The Vulgar Chef

@TheVulgarChef and Slater’s 50/50 Burgers are teaming up to create The TOTCHO Burger exclusively for MEAT STREET. This carne asada burger is ready to wreck ALL appetites at MEAT STREET.

Ninjas With Appetite — SPAM Fries

It’s a new take on Spam Katsu. These “SPAM fries” are thick-cut pieces of Spam, battered and deep-fried in panko flakes, then topped with a healthy heap of teriyaki aioli drizzle. This is what it would look like if your beloved chicken katsu were replaced by Spam.

The Milky Way —  Ice Cream Taco with a Bacon Shell

This colorful and crunchy treat is a handmade waffle shell made with bacon inside. Layered with vanilla maple ice cream, topped with chocolate sauce, bacon bits, then Covered in Fruity Pebbles Cereal. Save room for these bad boys. 

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Burger Monster — The Godzilla Burger

Get Ready for The Godzilla Burger, an all-angus beef patty DRENCHED in gojuchang BBQ sauce, with a slice of fried Korean BBQ marinated SPAM added for good measure. Topped with marinated cucumbers, and pepper jack cheese and Burger Monster’s Bacon Jam. 

Dos Chinos — Calamari Carne Asada Fries

The calamari is beer-battered and fried to a golden brown before being topped with cheese, avocado crema, Angus carne asada, and a Southeast Asian salsa that brings some fresh flair to the affair. Together, it creates a version of Carne Asada fries that is totally suited for Meat Street.

 

Hobo Co. Pizza — Shawarma Pizza

Hobo Co.’s pizza is an exotic mashup of shawarma and pizza. It’s got some righteous pizza dough coated in both tomato and tahini sauce, shawarma beef, and fresh mozzarella cheese. After being baked to a golden brown, the Shawarma pizza gets topped with fresh chopped parsley and pickled turnips, giving you a mix of rich, beefy, cheesy, and pickled flavors for a well-balanced pizza.

Mad Dumplings — SPAM Scallion Pancake

The sandwich gets its name from the eight slices of pan-fried Spam that get loaded into it and the GIANT handmade scallion pancake that serves as the base. It’s also drizzled with an aioli sauce and topped with a kaleidoscopic assortment of veggies: pickled radishes, carrots, red cabbage, and a healthy amount of cilantro, give you a symphony of flavors that can only be had at Meat Street.

Mess Hall Canteen — Giant Beef Shank

To create this two-fisted bovine bonanza, Mess Hall sous vide the shank for 18 hours, battered it, deep-fried it, and drowned this hefty masterpiece in barbecue sauce and a scintillating drizzle of chipotle sauce.

Hobo Co. Pizza — SPAM Musubi Calzone

Using white rice, fried Spam pieces, nori, pineapple, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and Sriracha drizzle, this bad boy will either make you feel like you’re grubbing in Hawaii for one bite, then Italy for the next bite.

Meat Up BBQ — Texas Chop Sandwich

Meat Up is upping the ante in their sandwich by cramming brisket PLUS three more meats into their version: crispy pieces of bacon, smoked beef bratwurst sausages, and shreds of juicy pulled pork.

The Viking Truck — 3 Headed Devil Dog

The Three-Headed devil dog is The Viking Truck’s spin on a classic corn dog.  It’s made with Chicken apple, bratwurst and polish sausage. Stuffed with cheese and bacon bits and dipped in Lingonberry sauce. DAMN! 

So, if you don’t want that day after MEAT STREET FOMO, be sure to grab your tickets!

This list will be updated as we hear about more vendors and dishes leading up the event.

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Shawarma Pizza Exists And You Won’t Have To Choose Between The Two Anymore

You know those late night adventures where you’re craving something and can’t decide between pizza and shawarma?

You won’t have to do that if your travels bring you to Foodbeast’s own festival, Meat Street Presented by the Makers of SPAM Brand at Main Place Mall, because we’ll have a shawarma pizza in the Meat Street Marketplace for you to chow down on, courtesy of the team at Hobo Co. Pizza.

Hobo Co’s pizza is a dope mashup of shawarma and pizza that brings together the best of both worlds. It’s got some righteous pizza dough coated in both tomato and tahini sauce, shawarma beef, and fresh mozzarella cheese. After being baked to a golden brown, the Shawarma pizza gets topped with fresh chopped parsley and pickled turnips, giving you a mix of rich, beefy, cheesy, and pickled flavors for a well-balanced pizza.

If you’re down with this combo, make sure to buy some tickets to Meat Street to grab a pie or two. We guarantee it’s gonna be a meat extravaganza with plenty of one-of-a-kind dishes like this shawarma pizza.

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He Was Too Drunk To Interview G-Eazy At Coachella, Did It Anyway [The Katchup Podcast]

Over the past weekend, Foodbeast Editor-In-Chief Elie Ayrouth, Managing Editor Reach Guinto, Head of Video Marc Kharrat, and Contributing Writer Raphael Madrid headed out to Coachella and had some very interesting and hilarious experiences.

Reach and Elie sat down on a special livestreamed version of Foodbeast’s podcast, The Katchup, this week to recount some of their funniest tales. Coachella always results in hilarious and memorable stories, and that was definitely the case for the Foodbeast fam. Some of the best tales included what happened to Elie after eating five meals in one sitting and Reach’s hilarious experience interviewing rapper G-Eazy.

Reach and Elie also broke down some of the other top trending stories of the week, such as Starbuck’s wack new Unicorn Frappuccino (which they tried live) and a McDonald’s employee helping to catch the “Cleveland Facebook Killer.”

And of course, with Foodbeast’s own festival, Meat Street Presented by the Makers of SPAM Brand at MainPlace Mall, coming up this weekend, the two also got hyped on some of the items y’all will be able to try this Saturday.

Make sure to listen to the podcast to get the deep, yet hilarious reactions to everything that went on in the food world this week.

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Savory Spam Fries Are The Most Ingenious Bites At MEAT STREET

The guys who brought you the Teriyaki Cheesesteak Burrito are at it again, this time changing the way we eat Spam.

Ninjas With Appetite in Santa Ana, California just cooked up some Spam Fries for Foodbeast’s upcoming festival, Meat Street Presented by the Makers of SPAM Brand at MainPlace Mall.

The fries are thick-cut pieces of Spam, battered and deep-fried in panko flakes, then topped with a healthy heap of teriyaki aoli drizzle. This is what it would look like if your beloved chicken katsu were replaced by Spam — so Spam Katsu, if you will.

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These bad boys cannot be found on their menu, unfortunately, but they will be one of the exclusive items found in Meat Steet’s VIP section this Saturday, April 22, in Santa Ana, California.

For more information, visit eatmeatstreet.com, and grab some tickets to try all the exclusive dishes you can handle.

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Mad Dumplings is Serving The Most Vibrant Spam Sandwich At MEAT STREET

When y’all see SPAM at restaurants, it’s usually in some sort of musubi form or in fried rice.

Orange County food truck Mad Dumplings isn’t about that, and instead is changing the SPAM game in a bold way.

In the Marketplace of Meat Street Presented by the Makers of SPAM Brand at MainPlace Mall, they’ll be serving up an eye-popping sandwich called the Spam Pancake to get your tastebuds and eyeballs going.

The sandwich gets its name from the eight slices of pan-fried Spam that get loaded into it and the GIANT handmade scallion pancake that serves as the base. It’s also drizzled with an aioli sauce and topped with a kaleidoscopic assortment of veggies: pickled radishes, carrots, red cabbage, and a healthy amount of cilantro, give you a symphony of flavors that can only be had at Meat Street.

Make sure to snag some tickets if you haven’t already to try out this mad creation along with everything else Meat Street will have to offer.

Mad Dumpling’s Spam Pancake, Bruxie’s Angry Mac, and all of the other fire being served up this weekend are ready to hype up meat in so many ways, and you DON’T wanna miss out.

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The Halal Guys Made A Giant Gyro Meat Platter, Here’s Where And Why

If you’ve ever eaten at The Halal Guys, you know why people wait in lines out the door for it.

The New York-based gyro restaurant is without a doubt addicting, so seeing its delicious meats, pita bread, and famous ‘White Sauce’ on a MASSIVE 52-inch platter will make you feel a bit tingly, to say the least.

The larger-than-life platter will be a part of FOODBEAST’s upcoming food festival, Meat Street Presented by the Makers of SPAM Brand at MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana, California.

The Halal Guys will be in the festival’s all-you-can-consume VIP section, as festival-goers will be served their epic chicken and beef kebabs, hummus, rice, lettuce, tomato, and pita bread.

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The festival will be a meat lover’s dream, featuring not only this enormous halal platter, but several exclusive food items throughout the VIP and “Marketplace,” where one can pay as they go.

MEAT STREET is going down Saturday April 22, at the Santa Ana MainPlace Mall. For more event information or tickets please visit www.eatmeatstreet.com.

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Meat Up BBQ Is Leveling Up The Texas Chop Sandwich At MEAT STREET

Brace yourselves Foodbeast fam, ’cause our upcoming meat extravaganza, Meat Street Presented by the Makers of SPAM Brand at Main Place Mall, is taking the Texas BBQ game to another level.

In the Meat Street Marketplace this Saturday, April 22nd, from 11 am to 11 pm, Meat Up BBQ is selling what could be called an ultimate version of the Texas Chop BBQ Sandwich.

The typical Texas Chop is a sandwich chock-full of tender Texas Brisket and BBQ Sauce. Meat Up is upping the ante in their sandwich by cramming brisket PLUS three more meats into their version: crispy pieces of bacon, smoked beef bratwurst sausages, and shreds of juicy pulled pork.

Throw on some additional BBQ sauce and homemade pickles, piled high onto a toasted lobster bun, and you’ve got an experience worthy of Meat Street inclusion.

If you’re down for this bad boy and all of the other meaty experiences the Santa Ana festival has to offer, make sure to snag some tickets and head on over to Orange County this weekend.

It’s gonna be a LIT tribute to all things meat, just like this sandwich is to all things barbecue.

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Bruxie’s MEAT STREET Exclusive Is A Leg Up On Traditional Mac ‘N Cheese

Bruxie: The Original Fried Chicken & Waffle Sandwich is no stranger to innovation or stepping outside the box when it comes to inspiration. For the last few months, Bruxie has been introduced exclusive items like the Fried Chicken Cubano and the Mardi Gras-inspired Fried Chicken Po’ Boy — each served on Bruxie’s traditional crispy waffle bun. So it comes as no surprise that Bruxie is premiering a completely brand new recipe exclusively for FOODBEAST’s upcoming meat festival, Meat Street Presented by the Makers of SPAM Brand at Main Place Mall. And it’s like nothing they’ve done before!

Get your forks ready for Bruxie’s Angry Mac ‘N Cheese. A three cheese blend of parmesan, cheddar, and Bruxie cheese sauce, with a giant, golden brown, spicy fried chicken drumstick, marinated in Spicy Bruxie Sauce plunged right into the center. It’s then drizzled with buffalo sauce and topped off with chunks of smokey applewood bacon. If you love spicy and savory, be sure to get in line for this MEAT STREET exclusive.

Leave it to one of Southern California’s most well-known chicken and waffle spots to totally flip the script on what we should expect from them moving forward. Thanks for constantly keeping us on our toes, Bruxie.

MEAT STREET is going down Saturday April 22, at the Santa Ana MainPlace Mall. For more event information or tickets please visit www.eatmeatstreet.com.