Monday, September 26, 2011

Are U Hungry

Are U Hungry, or commonly known as Sandwich U, is an institution in Morgantown amongst the college community. Not necessarily because it's outstanding food, but rather because of its vulgarity and ridiculously "fat" sandwiches. Sandwich U even got a shoutout from ABC for a "college best bite."

This restaurant is located in downtown Morgantown on Walnut Street - prime location near the bars and other drinking establishments. Most people will only choose this restaurant after a few beers.

Why? Well, it's probably the most disgusting, delicious sandwich you will ever see. Their "fat" sandwiches are just that. They do have a few breakfast sandwiches and burgers, but their fame comes from their "fat sandwiches." These sandwiches are piled high with some unlikely ingredients. And some have questionable names.

Their biggest selling sandwiches are the "Fat Bitch" and the "Fat Bastard." The Fat Bitch comes with cheesesteak, chicken fingers, two mozzarella sticks, mayo, ketchup and french fries all piled high on an 8" sub roll. The Fat Bastard features gyro meat, chicken fingers, two mozzarella sticks, gyro sauce and french fries on the sub roll.

See, doesn't that sound like the most disgustingly delicious sandwich? Because of the calorie count one can't ignore, Sandwich U is often a favorite after a long night of drinking, and they are open until the wee hours of the morning - typically around 3 a.m. I assume that's when they do most of their business.

My friend who has graduated WVU and missed the tradition of Sandwich U had a craving for a "fat" sandwich. So, we decided to order these calorie-packed delicacies in honor of her visit. I went to DubVMenus and looked through the options. I ultimately decided on the "Fat Phillipino" because it has cheese steak, gyro meat, chicken fingers, two mozzarella sticks, french fries and tzatziki sauce (the gyro sauce). Go big or go home, right? All the sandwiches waver around $8 to $9. You can also get tons of extras - like fried mushrooms or mac'n'cheese bites, but I knew my sandwich would already be more than enough.

Our sandwiches arrived just about a half hour later, and they were steaming. I unwrapped my sandwich to find a sub roll stuffed with goodness. The top is piled with french fries, so when you take a bite, it's kind of a surprise. I know a lot of people don't like "mixing" their foods, so this may not be for them. But if you love each of those foods individually, they really do all taste great on a sub with some sauce on it. I can't go on about the grandness that is this sandwich, because basically, it's a bunch of fried foods or meat wrapped into one. But it's definitely oh so good. There's a good dash of cheesiness, along with some french fries and meat. The cheese steak adds that little surprise, and it's all topped with a smooth, slightly tangy cucumber dressing.

It's a rare indulgence, but it's a place to try. If nothing else, but for the novelty.

Grade: B
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