Some say the only good things to come out of New Jersey have been Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, and more recently, the MTV-driven trainwreck/cultural phenomenon that is Jersey Shore. But come this weekend, another East Cost transplant -- The Jersey Grub Truck -- plans to hit the streets of L.A., serving up some of the Garden State's most famed foods. Lucky for us, there's not a Snooki- or Sammi Sweetheart-themed sandwich in sight.
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Owned by an actual Jersey native-turned-Hollywood transplant who, to the best of our knowledge isn't an aspiring actor, the Jersey Grub truck is turning out "amazing daily specials" and a full menu dedicated to "fat" Jersey sandwiches. Mulling over the menu, the first thing we notice is that you've got to have a serious appetite to eat one of these bad boys: the Fat 'Beach' sandwich comes with -- just think about this for a second -- cheese steak, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, french fries, ketchup, mayo, lettuce and tomato.
That's right, you can get your protein both grilled and deep-fried, as well as enjoy fried cheese and potatoes all on the same sandwich. But that's just the beginning: there's the Fat Jerz sandwich (hamburger, pork roll, egg, BBQ sauce), the Fat Prop. 19 (cheese steak, mozzarella sticks, french fries, marinara sauce, lettuce, tomato), and for the health-conscious, the Fat Boo (grilled chicken, sweet potato fries, honey mustard, lettuce, tomato).
Track the truck's weekend whereabouts @JerseyGrub and, if you really want to prove your love, toss out quotes from Jersey Girl or Mallrats, sing a tune or two from Bon Jovi or Frankie Valli, or engage in a hearty Olivia vs. Tracey Jerseylicious debate. Not familiar? No worries, you can eat your way into Jersey legend status instead: the truck's Facebook page says if can eat five of Jersey Grub truck's Fat sandwiches in less than 45 minutes, you get to create and name your own sandwich.