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I tried some spicy, weird food at Weird Meat Boyz’s pop up food truck

In Mahomet, Weird Meat Boyz has taken over the Chop Truck outside Champaign County Brewing Company to serve up some hot food and sell bottles of their sauces. Check out our review of all the WMB sauces.

A food truck facing away from the camera sits on the curb beside Champaign County Brewing Company. There is a table with a black tablecloth, and a white woman with brown hair working the table of hot sauces. Photo by Alyssa Buckley.Photo by Alyssa Buckley.

I stopped by on Saturday to see what they were cooking. The menu is small: just one burger, tacos, a taco meets quesadilla, chili nachos, and some sides, and the names are weird: The 16, 12, De-gen Pie, Cole’s Law, and Bodado Salad. The food can be enjoyed at the brewery, but I took my food to go to eat at home.

I wanted to try a little of everything, so I bought the smashburger, the de-gen pie, midnight runners, and the bobado balad.

The author's dinner from the pop up food truck, starting with the bottom left: potato salad in a paper basket, above that a burger on a white square plate, beside that a paper basket of nachos, and below is a white square plate with two bean tacos on it. Photo by Alyssa Buckley.Photo by Alyssa Buckley.

Pictured on the bottom right, the midnight runners ($6) were what WMB called tacos meets quesadilla. On handmade tortillas, there was queso, refried beans, and WMB’s spicy BBQ sauce inside, then grilled until melted. It was a grilled tortilla with a melty middle of beans and cheese. It was well seasoned and tasty, but basic: just grilled tortillas with beans, cheese, and a little sauce inside, but my husband said it was his favorite thing, so I guess it depends on your preferences. 

On a concrete table, there is a paper basket of chunked potato salad. Photo by Alyssa Buckley.Photo by Alyssa Buckley.

The bodado balad ($3) was a Deutsche-style potato salad made with fingeling potatoes, red onion, and tossed in a mustard vinaigrette. I asked the Boyz what was up with the name, and they said they were trying to get the three Bs of barbeque: brisket, beans, and bodado balad. The potato salad had a strong vinegar flavor and a good crunch from the pickled red onions. The potatoes were cooked well, not too soft, and it was a great side.

On a white plate, there is a burger with a purple red onion, yellow melted cheese, and a soft bun. Photo by Alyssa Buckley.Photo by Alyssa Buckley.

The smash burger ($8) was freaking bomb. It was meaty, spicy, and really great. The burger had two crispy brisket patties, queso, special sauce, pickled red onion, and pickled jalapeños on a potato bun. The char on the edge of the patties was phenominal. The cheese was melted right onto the patties, and the sour from the pickled onion was a perfect addition. A layer of pickled jalapeños gave a real kick to the burger, and I thought it was a pleasant heat: not too spicy to enjoy it. 

In a paper basket, there are rectangular corn chip strips with dark brown meat, orange sauce, and light green pickled jalapenos. Photo by Alyssa Buckley.Photo by Alyssa Buckley.

The de-gen pie ($7) was a pile of fried corn chip strips with smoked Texas chili, queso, and WMB’s special sauce, topped with pickled jalapeños. These corn chip strips were so good. They were the perfect size for scooping the chili, and freshly fried, they were deliciously hot and crisp. The chunks of beef were so tender, and the meat had a serious heat to it. The developed spicy, peppery flavor was masterful, and the salty, flaky chips balanced the spice. There was a lot of queso, and it was thick. The orange special sauce was really flavorful and a little spicy, as I would expect from a hot sauce company. It was a pretty big portion of nachos, and we couldn’t finish it even though we tried.

On the side of the pop up Chop Truck, there is the Weird Meat Boyz menu. Photo by Alyssa Buckley.Photo by Alyssa Buckley.

The craft hot sauce duo will be serving this menu out of the Chop Truck every Friday and Saturday night for the next couple months. The food fared well in transit and was still warm when I got home. There was nothing bland about the food; it was well seasoned with a little kick. If you’re looking to try something new, this WMB pop up is a good way to switch up the usual.

Weird Meat Boyz
Chop Truck
402 E Main St
F+Sa 5 to 9 p.m.

Top image by Alyssa Buckley.

Food + Drink Editor

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