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Austin has its fair share of food trailers nestled amongst the bars along East 6th, where a night of drinking and live music requires a nutritious snack before riding your fixie home to a less cooler part of town. Just across from the more famous East Side Drive-in, in a smaller grouping of food trucks you'll find Rockin' Rolls, where they bake up rich brioche-like rolls daily and fill them with rockstar-inspired ingredients that seems very fitting for our music-centric town.
Behold, the James Hetfield, which is described on the menu as "Master of Puppets" bacon-wrapped meatloaf blasted with "ride the lightning" spicy ketchup.
You'll have to nearly unlock your jaw to get your mouth around a bite of this bad boy. The seasoned meatloaf is moist, flavorful and richly dotted with red peppers. Just as you're really starting to settle into the meatiness of it all, that sweet/spicy ketchup sauce cuts through all the richness.
Let's not forget about that crisp, roasted bacon. And don't forget to use any remaining pieces of the roll to sop up the leftover sauce. Wash it all down with free refills of Purple Haze or Ozzy's Bat Blood (grape and red Koolaid, respectively).
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