Age-old family recipes infuse dishes with homespun flair, including made-from-scratch sauces, secret spice blends, and a giant family portrait at the bottom of every bowl. Honor ancestral cuisine with today’s Groupon to Joe Fassi Sausage and Sandwich Factory. Choose between the following options:
- For $6, you get $12 worth of casual Italian fare.
- For $24, you get a 3-foot party sub (a $49.51 value).<p>
Nestled in a red-brick abode originally built by owner Tom Coll’s great-grandfather, Joe Fassi Sausage and Sandwich Factory’s traditional Italian recipes span four generations and nabbed the restaurant top honors from the Riverfront Times in 2010. Anchor incisors into the signature Joe Fassi combo’s mouthwatering medley of italian meats, provel cheese, fresh veggies, and special dressing ($6.59–$6.95) or melt the heart of any salami-loving snow monster with one of Joe’s piping panoply of hot sandwiches ($6.59+). The pasta menu sets the stage for a rotating cast of noodles, decorated each day with a choice of tomato sauce, chili, or Joe’s house-made meatballs and italian sausage ($6.95–$7.95). After wiping the last spot of sauce from your chin or a neighboring diner’s monocle, raise frosty goblets of soda ($1.69–$1.89) in honor of the amicable staff, topping off sated stomach with one of the kitchen’s original chocolate-chip, double-chocolate-chip, or butterscotch-oatmeal cookies ($1 for 3).
Party hosts or pranksters trying to trick tables into thinking they have shrunk can tote home the 3-foot-long party sub. Each sub species caters to 10–13 guests, using lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, and pepperoncini. Fassi special dressing graces the Joe Fassi combo, which delivers a protein trio of beef, ham, and genoa salami stacked atop provel cheese, and the Emil Fassi American bite layers ham and turkey breast under swiss and cheddar cheeses. Herbivorous taste buds delight in the provel cheese, red peppers, olive salad, artichoke hearts, and spicy giardinera that mingle under the bread canopy of the mile-high veggie supreme, doused in a fat-free blanket of honey mustard for a taste more guilt free than winning an acquittal in the Candy Land court of appeals.
Joe Fassi Sausage and Sandwich Factory
The culinary masterminds at Joe Fassi Sausage and Sandwich Factory stuff their menu with homemade meatballs and sausages that caught the hungry editorial eye of Riverfront Times in 2010. Crafted with care and brimming with meat, more than 30 hot and cold sandwiches salute the Fassi forebears, who founded a grocery store in the storefront in 1926. Meatballs simmer in a tangy red sauce, and sausages speak of sweet and savory combos such as red wine with garlic and breakfast sherry with nutmeg. Instead of topping salads with handsome boutonnieres, guests can enhance their visual appeal with the café’s homemade Italian-style vinaigrette, available by the spoonful and by the bottle. The factory's friendly staffers also cater events with hearty boxed lunches and sandwiches that stretch up to 10 feet.