When you spend the majority of your time headbanging, you’re bound to work up an appetite. Luckily, Chef John Hurkes of Minneapolis’ The Bulldog Northeast has cooked up some ingenious metal-inspired recipes:


slayer pizza

The Slayer Pizza: Chopped Fra Mani toscano, soppressata, finocchiona, Cypress Grove “Lamb Chopper” cheese, house marinara, signature communion wafer crust, and an altar wine gastrique.

Yeah, you read that right, a communion wafer crust. The recipes come from a series by Rice and Bread called Perfect Pairings in which food is paired with classic metal albums.


exodus pork belly

Exodus Pork Pelly Blood Feast: Fire-roasted pork belly crusted with Black Carbon salt harvested from the Dead Sea, grilled and thrashed blackberry-infused blood-sausage puree, smoke-poached egg yolks, purple fingerling potatoes, seared orange, and wasabi micro greens.

destruction EternalTournedo

The Destruction Eternal Tournedo: Blackened tournedo steak, German pale ale bier’naise, fried sweet potato angel hair, roasted red pepper, mustard oil, demi-glace and toppled bread towers.


Chef John says he was inspired when he saw some metal-inspired burgers at Chicago’s Kuma’s Corner. As far as the inspiration for each individual dish:

“It has a lot to do with the ingredients and how they relate to the music itself; where the ingredients are from, their origins, and connecting them with the song titles and the lyrics, and then just bringing it all together and making it as metal as possible”

sabbath pizza

Black Sabbath Pizza: English banger sausage, smoked mozzarella, squid ink béchamel sauce, purple basil leaf, sweet lavender honey, and an authentic Mapledurham Watermill crust.

These look amazing, but Chef John explains the recipes are currently still top secret. They may plan on releasing a cookbook including these and other badass recipes, but until then we’ll just have to settle for the sweet sweet pictures.

We leave you with our favorite dish..

danzig burger

The Danzig Juicy Lucifuge… the Mother of All Burgers: New Jersey black-angus beef, blue-cheese Lucifuge, the onions of Christ, and blackest of the black BBQ sauce. Served on a house-made Twist of Pain bun.