Last Tuesday, L.A.-based sandwich shop Fat Sal’s sent out a short and sly tweet, hinting that its new Encino location might have its soft opening for the public on Wednesday.
On Wednesday morning, there was a line around the block. And it’s been there every day since. It was 92 degrees in the Valley when I visited on Friday, but that didn’t stop dozens of sweaty people from waiting half an hour to get a sandwich.
Fat Sal’s is known for insane sandwiches that are loaded with deli meats, French fries, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks and other gut-altering ingredients. The restaurant’s most popular sandwich is the Fat Texas, which contains BBQ pastrami brisket, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, bacon, grilled onions, melted cheddar and mozzarella, fries, mayo and honey BBQ sauce on a garlic hero. I really dig the second most popular sandwich, the Fat Jerry, with thinly sliced rib eye, grilled onions, melted American cheese, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, bacon, fried eggs, fries, mayo, ketchup and salt and pepper on a hero.
– Andy Wang : Observer