Skrillex Opens Grillex, the First Dubstep-Themed Food Truck
The menu, an over-hyped mish-mash of unrelated, interspersed grilled foods and jarring flavor combinations, has no specific theme beyond the grill itself. We picked a few things -- the Chubstep and the Banger-ang -- and skipped the Sonny Special, a $12 lukewarm bottle of water served with a single Marlboro 100.
The Chubstep is basically an overstuffed cocktail-weenie-and-porcetta sandwich on challah. Apropos of nothing, there were inedible German-language Bible tracts baked into the bread. Picking them out proved more daunting than just tossing the whole thing. The Banger-ang, a pile of British-style sausages mixed with Fritos, topped with a scoop of an unidentifiable ice cream, made us wonder, "Is this even food?"
Skrillex was eager to defend his new art form, however, when pressed at closing time.
"Grilling is really collaborative and intuitive, y'know? Taking tri-tip or barbacoa ... mixing it up with peanut butter and jelly or even Count Chocula cereal ... I mean, it's, like, really about putting things together that I like," he said, adding, "Everyone I've talked to has been really supportive. Really chill."
Even though he plans to slink aimlessly up and down Echo Park Avenue for the next few nights, you can find out where the Grillex truck will show up next from its Twitter feed @grill_ex.