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: for $6, you get $12 worth of casual Italian fare at Joe Fassi Sausage and Sandwich Factory.
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 depending on choice of bread), 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 sacks with one of the kitchen’s original chocolate-chip, double-chocolate-chip, or butterscotch-oatmeal cookies (three for $1).
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.
2321 Sublette Ave.
St. Louis, Missouri 63110