Letter F. Was it a failure or fortune?
Our original plan was to head to Fizz's Bottles and Burgers or Burgers and Bottles or Brottles, I forget which one, regardless they were closed by the time we were ready. We nixed out on Felipe's cause we've already had Mexican for Letter A and C, and if we went to yet another place that served chimichangs, we'd be forced to change our blog name to "Wichita Por E.B." and our feature to "Comer Por El Alfabeto". We may lose all five of our readers due to language barriers then.
When deciding on our place, we were aiming for something most people haven't been to yet. Your staple F's like Fox and Hound (one of the worst customer service spots in Wichita hands down) and Felipes, many of you have all been to. Even Freddy's Frozen Custard has gained its popularity through the years and seems to be blowing up lately all over the region. So where does that leave us?
We bring to you.......
|FAT TONY'S! Home of the Largest HDTV in Wichita.|
Before coming in we noticed on their website they have two food challenges. And for the friends that know me, I've done two food challenges before. Both happened to be wing challenges. One I passed and the other I failed MISERABLY! Maybe i'll tell that story in another blog. Fat Tony's has a wing challenge and a burger challenge. For the wing challenge. You have to eat 12 bone-in wings in 15 minutes with nothing to drink. Win and you get a t-shirt, your name on the plaque and bragging rights. Lose its $10. For you burger fans, the Burger Challenge consists of a five pound burger with all of the fixings and a full pound of fries. Same prizes if you win, and if you lose, $25 cost. I might have to try their Wing Challenge and see if I can raise my win percentage to 66%.
The place was nearly dead when we came in. Probably cause its a monday, the place is new and lots of hungover people from the long basketball 4 day weekend. We seat ourselves and our server comes to us. Friendly gal who looked like she was happy to be there. Even the bartenders and cooks greeted us as we walked in. For a mere three seconds, we felt like royalty until reality set in. Our server asked us if we've been to Fat Tony's before and we replied "no". So she sat down by us and showed us the menu. She mentioned how Fat Tony's has great New York style pizzas and that's what they were started for but lately they've been known for their philly cheese steaks. She also mentioned they have great burgers and showed us those.
|The apps minus one popper somebody|
I won't say who ate before the
camera came out.
So our orders come out. Tiffany had the Original Philly Cheese Steak (thinly sliced steak blazed with peppers and onions then topped with melted Cheez Whiz) and fries. I had the Tony's Half-Pound Burger (a 1/2 lb of Premium Black Angus beef from Creekstone Farms grilled to your liking and topped with lettuce, tomato, pickle and onion) with fries. I added a slice of bacon, which I think is a rip at 99 cents, should have just ordered another beer instead of that. All the food came out in a very timely manner.
|The best thing about Philly is not the Eagles|
|Excuse me sir but we decided to just put the entire cow |
inbetween the buns just for you!
We were stuffed to the brim after that to where I probably could have crawled up onto a bench and napped but decided it was best not to. Our total bill ended up around $27 for two dinners, an app, and a couple beers. That's very comparable to what you'd spend in any Wichita bar for the same amount.
On our Super Scientific Scale, we both scrored Fat Tony's above a four. So the final verdict 4.25! So a much better outing for us compared to Letters D and E. Both very satisfied for what we had plus the customer service was top notch from the moment we walked in to the end. Its hard to say what the future holds for Fat Tony's but if the word gets out and they can keep focusing on their customer service, this place should succeed. I've seen bars start off great and then lose that focus when they start to garner their following of regulars (aka Fox and Hound) so heres to wishing the best to Fat Tony's.
For the final picture, I decided to take a live photo of the receipt. Enjoy and have a great Tuesday.