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That's Fat

Delaware Today Online Article  - Matt Amis 

That's Fat

Two Fat Guys bring their grill to Wilmington’s Union Street.

by Matt Amis Published March 16, 2010 at 10:43 AM

Tom Craft (left) and Jeff Cook throw down the new 2 Fat Guys Burger Challenge: Extreme Edition—four half-pound burgers, five grilled cheese sandwiches, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles and cheese. Don’t forget the fries. Oh, yeah—to win you have to eat the whole thing in 20 minutes. Photograph by Jared Castaldi

Tom Craft (left) and Jeff Cook throw down the new 2 Fat Guys Burger Challenge: Extreme Edition—four half-pound burgers, five grilled cheese sandwiches, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles and cheese. Don’t forget the fries. Oh, yeah—to win you have to eat the whole thing in 20 minutes. Photograph by Jared Castaldi

Wilmington’s Little Italy has a wealth of culinary signatures: spezzato at Madeline’s, red gravy at Mrs. Robino’s. Fresh pasta. Hot pizza. Panzarotti.

This month the neighborhood welcomes chocolate chili, Armageddon wings and Flintstone ribs to the block. Better hide your bathroom scale. 2 Fat Guys American Grill, a Hockessin fave for over-the-top offerings like the lumberjack steak, the Fat Boy ice cream sundae and the peanut butter-loaded Elvis burger, opens its second location this month.

Titular fat guys Jeff Cook and Tom Craft will re-create the family friendly look and menu of their Hockessin digs in the Union Street property once occupied by Pala’s Café, home of the “World’s Worst Pizza,” which closed its doors in 2007 after more than 60 years.

The Guys will utilize both floors of the building, Cook says, with the second level available for small banquets and private parties. He says a second location came at the request of customers who live or work in Wilmington and yearned for an easier way to get their Fat Guy fix. Now the city and its people can welcome them with chubby arms. 

    

 —Matt Amis