Fatty Snack’s Food Is Worth Heading North of $10
I don’t know what’s in the water, but twice in two days on this site we’ve endorsed paying more than $10 for a lunch that may still leave you hungry. Have we gone insane? No, but every once in a while you just have to pay up to eat something good. That’s what you’re going to do at Fatty Snack, the new kiosk joining Ed’s Lobster Bar and Quality Burger by the marina outside the World Financial Center. All of the main items on the menu hover around the $10 mark and since you’re probably going to want a side and/or drink it’s going to get expensive. But judging by the items I tried it’s totally worth it.
I was a little scared to walk outside and see how long the line was, but to my surprise there were only a few people at the kiosk. The lines at Ed’s and Quality Burger were much longer, to my amazement. A co-luncher and I ordered a pulled pork shoulder sandwich ($9), a Fatty dog ($7) and an order of potato salad ($4) to sample. There’s also a smoked chicken salad sandwich and a black eyed pea salad, along with some ribs that are the most expensive item on the menu at $12.
The Fatty dog is more of a pork sausage than hot dog and has both slaw and some sort of BBQ-ish sauce (XO sauce?) on one side. This thing was like an Asian bratwurst and I mean that in the best possible way. It hurts a little to pay $7 for a sausage but let’s just look past that. The sandwich was really good, although pretty small (we’re talking on a standard white hamburger bun) for the price. Also, the slaw and meat juices completely disintegrated the bottom bun so I was left to eating this with a fork. Despite all of this, the meat was great and not oversauced as so often happens to good pulled pork.
The potato salad was as advertised with a mustardy vinegar-laden dressing. If you don’t like vinegar this probably isn’t going to win you over, but in that case you might want to look toward the pickles or black eyed pea salad. I’m still surprised there wasn’t more of a line when I was there, but let’s hope people put this in their lunch rotation and don’t stick to Devon & Blakely or Blockheads.
THE + (What somebody who likes this place would say)
- We got our own mini Fatty Cue!
- It’s a nice alternative to the chains inside the WFC.
THE — (What somebody who doesn’t like this place would say)
- $9 for a pulled pork sandwich?!?
- A lunch there isn’t going to fill me up unless I spend a lot of money.
Fatty Snack kiosk, behind the World Financial Center (nr. Vesey St.)