LA Weekly Loves Fat Sal’s

Only at a place called Fat Sal’s, which has been open in Hollywood for about a month, would it be a reasonable expectation to order a sandwich that has an entire other meal stuffed inside it. That sandwich, known as the Fat Jerry, offers a full plate of bacon and eggs inside a whole cheesesteak hoagie. But wait — there’s also an entire second lunch in between those slices of bread, in the form of chicken fingers, fries and mozzarella sticks. Yes, for those of us who thought it wasn’t possible to have a heart attack just from reading about a sandwich, the Fat Jerry does indeed come with bacon, fried eggs, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks and French fries ON TOP OF a full cheesesteak sandwich. Better warm up those defibrillators.

How could you get mad at Fat Sal’s, really? Its colloquial Italian slogan — “We’re makin’ sandwiches ovah hee-ah!” — is so perfectly ludicrous you can’t even roll your eyes at it. The jowly mascot, an Italian chef bench-pressing a sub sandwich the size of an actual torpedo, comes complete with thick black mustache, dark-as-night Wayfarer shades and a gold pinkie ring slapped onto a stubby hand flashing the shaka brah sign.

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