This past week, the Tuesday Night Takeover crowd dined at Fat Dan's "Chicago-Style" Deli. Fat Dan's is a small establishment located in Broad Ripple on the main drag. It promises Fresh Deli sandwiches, Vienna Sausage Dogs, Italian Chicago-Beef, In-house smoked ribs, brisket, pork, wings, and much more. Along with great tasting food was the service given to us all by Fat Dan himself. His tasty comfort food along with hospitality turned our evening into a wonderful experience.
For starters, do not leave without trying something "from the smoker" part of the menu. It's difficult to explain how much flavor is created from smoking wings all day. The aroma from the smoker is like a drug telling my brain to eat more and more. The smell is unforgettable and a great attribute to Fat Dan's deli.
As a group, everyone should try the seasoned fresh hand-cut fries. The fries are delivered resting on a large plastic sheet in the middle of the table. Plates aren't always necessary! and I thank Dan for reminding us of that. It personally brought a smile to my face and allowed me to forget, temporarily, about the stress and congestion a work day sometimes brings. After eating your body weight in fries, pick from the variety of beers Fat Dan has on tap. There are enough for all personal pallets. Whether you are an Old-Style fan or one who prefers a double hop - IPA, Fat Dan will provide.
I can not stress enough how the service at Fat Dan's was in perfect balance with the great tasting food. And most importantly, it was easy on our wallets. This is a place we will return, especially during the Cubs Season! If you're interested, check out http://www.fatdansdeli.com/. Cheers Fat Dan!