Wednesday, September 11, 2013
No Turtle Soup on the Menu?
I'd heard about a new sandwich shop in Hollywood, Fat Sal's, and was intrigued by the name.
It goes on the list of places I'm glad I visited once but will never go there again. I didn't hate it, I just wasn't impressed.
For a place called "Fat Sal's" I thought the sandwich was kind of skimpy. Maybe they should call it "Husky Sal's."
At least the sandwich was tasty -- the chili-cheese fries were horrible. Even though my order was "for here" everything was wrapped up "to go." The fries came in a covered tinfoil container and had congealed into something of a casserole by the time I sat down (on a stool at one of their counters).
The place is going for "high energy" -- TVs on, music blaring. I just want a sandwich not a rager.
Josh Stone, one of the owners, was there and I had a pleasant chat with him. Of course, Fat Sal's has gotten most of its publicity because Jerry Ferrara (Turtle from Entourage) is also a partner.
I wish them well. But I doubt they'll see me again.