Here’s an odd and convoluted piece of information. Laurie Metcalf (she’s most famous for playing Roseanne’s sister Jackie) has split with her husband Matt Roth (he appeared on both Roseanne and Desperate Housewives with Laurie as her husband.) Matt went off and started up his own food truck business called “The Patty Wagon.” He cooks up and serves gourmet grass-fed beef burgers (delicious!) while his new girlfriend takes the orders. The burgers have rave reviews.


Posted by Janet on January 31, 2011

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  1. By uncle bill
    On January 31, 2011 at

    but don’t let them fool ya.
    THIS BUS CAN BE HIRED FOR BLOWJOBS and other things…….

  2. By Reta
    On January 31, 2011 at

    The burger looks good, but where does it or they go? What a strange choice for the guy to choose. I’m sure he has money too from the Rosanne years and the 50% law in Calif. At least the guy is working, but still, pretty weird choice to spend money on. Kinda feel sorry for the guy.

  3. By cal
    On February 1, 2011 at

    nom nom nom

  4. By Bettye Bluejay
    On February 1, 2011 at

    If it’s corn-fed beef, it comes from animals in corporate feed lots. Totally not gourmet.

  5. By Hello
    On February 1, 2011 at

    That’s looks gross. Shouldn’t the beef be grass fed instead of corn fed?

  6. By Walt Cliff
    On February 1, 2011 at

    Good to see that he is working. Sad that their marriage didn’t work out. She is hysterically funny in anything she plays in. If she is guest starring on something, I make it a point to watch it. She is always a favorite.

    Janet always has the coolest info!

  7. By Rick
    On February 1, 2011 at

    When I look at their son, standing up there with a big smile and proud of his parents, it’s kind of a buzz kill to realize that they’re no longer a unified family.

    While grass-fed beef is somewhat healthier than corn-fed, the corn-fed variety is tastier, more tender, and has a smoother more consistent flavor than grass-fed. If you love a good melt-in-your-mouth burger, then missing out on a few health benefits for that one particular item is worth the trade off.

  8. By Muffin Top!!
    On February 1, 2011 at

    This guy probably brings in some good coin. I think hormone/antibiotic free beef would have been more appealing. Corn fed vs grass fed, what’ s the dif?(Looks like the sign on the side of the truck says grass fed.)

    LM is very funny, loved her on Roseanne.

  9. By Rick
    On February 1, 2011 at

    Wow, right you are Muffin. It does say 100% Grass Fed. Very observant!

  10. By dimes
    On February 1, 2011 at

    The whole “food truck” thing is huge in LA right now – they’re like rolling restaurants. My personal favorites are the grilled cheese truck and the Sprinkles cupcake truck.

    They use twitter to tell people where they’re parking and for how long, and I’ve also seen them hired out at parties – I once went to a wedding that was catered by a taco truck.

    I’m surprised this hasn’t taken off in other parts of the country, or maybe it has?

  11. By Strom
    On February 1, 2011 at

    Good that he is ambitious and working. Makes it tough on regular stores to have the rolling businesses and cart vendors who can undercut prices w/o contributing to the community via taxes.

    Check for illegal workers.

  12. By Rick
    On February 1, 2011 at

    mmmmm, Sprinkles cupcakes. You have excellent taste.

    I think the food truck, rolling restaurant idea is excellent too, and could become a nationwide phenomena, kind of like the Starbucks idea which got hot in Seattle and then just exploded.

  13. By Anonymouth
    On February 1, 2011 at

    He must have signed a Barbra Streisand Special, aka “The Mother of All Pre-Nups.”

    On the other hand, he’s probably got first dibs on playing Laurie’s “ex-husband” in any future roles.

  14. By Anonymouth
    On February 1, 2011 at

    “Grass-fed,” “corn-fed,” probably about as legit as the “fat-free” muffins—larger than a grapefruit—that were all the rage back in the day.

  15. By Sue
    On February 1, 2011 at

    He played Jackie’s boyfriend-the one who beat her up-on Roseanne. Jackie’s husband was played by Michael O’Keefe, who is Bonnie Raitt’s ex .

  16. By Denise
    On February 1, 2011 at

    Rolling food trucks sound good but wouldn’t work year round here in New England where we’re getting even more &%*(%$* snow today!

  17. By Inquiring Mind
    On February 1, 2011 at

    Was this move some sort of passive-aggressive attempt to embarrass Laurie that back-fired?

    Matt’s gonna have to sell an awful lot of dead cow meat to make any kind of mortgage payment!

  18. By Janet
    On February 1, 2011 at

    Oops! I meant GRASS -fed!

  19. By Hilary
    On February 1, 2011 at

    I think it’s a very cool thing he’s doing — and as many of your LA-based readers say, these wagons are becoming very chic in the area. Bet he can be hired for parties as well. Portland, Oregon, has something similar going on. 🙂

  20. By Hilary
    On February 1, 2011 at

    The site is —

  21. By Reta
    On February 1, 2011 at

    Still doesn’t sound like a way to make “Big bucks” in Hollywood or LA. He’s good looking enough, can’t he find acting jobs?

  22. By Indy
    On February 1, 2011 at

    More and more restaurants are going belly up as street vendors are coming into their own. I was watching TV and a vendor with about a truck this size claims he has a first rate chef and serves up gourmet meals. He just parks it in a prominent place and lines form immediately. With no rent and little overhead, he claimed he made over $100,000 in a good year.

  23. By Patrick
    On February 2, 2011 at

    Those trucks are big business in Victoria and Vancouver right now. People are pissed off at restuarants high pricing for the same old muck and the governments over the top taxation. The trucks fit the publics backlash and are going gang busters.
    I for one am tired of 300 to 500 dollar dine out nights before tipping, before parking, before the police gauntlet back to the burbs.
    Doin it at home now. Every great dish you can think of is on youtube. Lobster Thermidor prep on youtube. No problem and fun.

  24. By Rick
    On February 2, 2011 at

    The idea is catching on then, and for good reason. People want convenience and the food truck delivers, pun intended. Seems poised to become the Next Big Thing all over.

  25. By Indy
    On February 2, 2011 at

    So PATRICK, since you are from Canada, you must be acquainted with SebastianCanada, who I believe earlier stated he was from VanCouver. Or are you and he the same?

  26. By Patrick
    On February 2, 2011 at

    No Indy. I am Patrick.
    I already explained the Sebastion/M.I.A. situation to you.
    But since I and Sebastion are both from Canada you think we should be acquainted?

  27. By Indy
    On February 3, 2011 at

    Sorry Patrick.

    Would you consider explaining the MIA story again. If you don’t want to, cool.

  28. By Monah Garrett
    On February 3, 2011 at

    I disagree regarding the comparison of our Canadian friends.

    It’s obvious—to me at least—that Patrick and his lovely spouse, Mrs. Campbell (another frequent and very entertaining contributor), have no discernable connection to the aforementioned Sebastian.

    Just my 2 cents :)!

  29. By RCMP
    On February 3, 2011 at

    Latest word on “SebastianCanada”(Booking #13698-3004): Parole Violation meant a return to you-know-where :(.

  30. By Patrick
    On February 3, 2011 at

    Monah, Miss Jessica is my wife.
    Long red hair, bright red lips, straight strong thighs, gorgeous eyes.

  31. By Monah Garrett
    On February 3, 2011 at

    Sorry for my confusion, Patrick! I just assumed you were married, given Mrs Campbell’s justifiably proud usage of your first name (although given the provocative nature of most of her posts, I was also impressed by your/her spouse’s apparent broadmindedness)! 🙂

    Your Mrs Patrick sounds Beautiful. Lucky Man.

  32. By Indy
    On February 3, 2011 at

    I guess my answer is “NO”.


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