Fat Sal’s Best Sandwich LA
Fat Sal’s Deli, located at 1300 Highland Avenue and on the corner of Fountain, might just be the very best sandwich shop in all of Los Angeles. All I know is that it is the place to go watch the big game, a boxing match or whatever is your fancy in the company of a huge crowd of people and it seems that the party is always going strong and does not end until closing. In short, I drive around the area late night all the time and the place is jumping at 330 am on a weekend and 3 am on a weekday.
The late hours and hi-def TVs are perhaps as big a draw as the overstuffed hoagies, pulling in parts of a neighborhood that could always use another fast, reasonably cheap dining option. Especially one that’s co-owned by Turtle from Entourage. Fat Sal’s best sandwich in LA!
It seems to be one of the best places top go after a long night of partying it up in Hollywood, while enjoying some truly divine bites. Their menu is a virtual cornucopia of different types of sandwiches one could say from around the world.
According to LAWeekly, “There are nine Fat Sandwiches to choose from, each with its own level of insanity. The Fat Joey is a take on the iconic Primanti Brothers sandwich in Pittsburgh, which stuffs fries, coleslaw and Russian dressing under the hood. The Fat Juanito rolls you south of the border with a sticky mix of chili, guacamole, pico de gallo, Tapatio and sliced jalapeños.
But for true gluttony, slap down a credit card for the $50 Big Fat Fatty. It’s an entire meal within a sandwich (aren’t they all at Fat Sal’s?) This one puts cheesesteak, pastrami, chicken fingers, cheeseburgers, bacon, mozzarella sticks, jalapeño poppers, marinara sauce and more in between slices of a 27-inch garlic hoagie. Finish one in 40 minutes and they’ll let you create and name your own Fat Sandwich. No joke.
The regular menu board is a mix of classic Italian combos, grilled sausages and a take or two on our favorite West Coast eats: Korean BBQ and carne asada. Fries come standard or laced with their own fatness, in the form of pepperoni slices, bacon and ranch or more cheesesteak toppings. Wraps and salads, while technically available, are grounds for shaming from the fun-loving guys working behind the counter. That is, unless you “MAKE IT FATTER!!!!” by adding on any of the previously listed carnival fare.
Of course, none of this sandwich tomfoolery has slowed down the current iteration of Fat Sal’s — there are outposts in Westwood and San Diego — at the corner of Fountain and Highland in an impossible-to-navigate strip mall.